Sawaya Honten

Address: 25, Kawahara-cho, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Kinki, 606-8397, Japan | 3 star ryokan
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This 3 star ryokan, located in the Gion Higashiyama/Kita Shirakawa/Kurama/Yase/Ohara area of Kyoto, is near Heian Shrine, Kyoto Studio Park (Toei Uzumasa Eiga Mura), Museum of Kyoto, and WAK Japan.
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    Days 109-111 - Kyoto - Kimonos and temples

    A travel blog entry by annadave on Apr 30, 2015

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    ... It was so enchanting and I decided I needed to see it in daylight as well. We looked up into the window of one building and we saw a real geisha entertaining some businessmen! We watched for a while and tried to get photos. We then walked into an area full of gentleman's clubs (to put it nicely!) and girls dressed pretty trashily. Then we happened upon this lovely Chinese temple, all lit up. It was quite big with lots of little buildings and it was so beautiful. Then ...

    Rise and Shrine.. Our First Stop in Japan

    A travel blog entry by dbworld2see on Mar 25, 2015

    69 photos

    ... 8230;and it was amazing! It tasted just like a teriyaki rice bowl on a stick. It ended up being just a thinly pounded piece of pork wrapped around sushi rice and then covered in a lite coating of teriyaki sauce and it turned out our bravery was very well rewarded. By the time we finished our rice on a stick and before we could contemplate getting another one we were finally at the front of the chicken line so we ordered a cup and stood over in the makeshift eating area ...

    Monkeys, a castle and a festival - dream travels

    A travel blog entry by turnernz on Oct 15, 2014

    ... hundred David Attenbrough documentaries - which were darting everywhere, including over the roof of the cafe which has been built on the mountain. It was all very Planet of the Apes and I absolutely loved it, until I ignored a warning not to make eye contact with the monkeys (what?!) when trying to take a close up photo, causing a nasty looking monkey to bear his teeth and start screaming at me. For a minute my heart stopped as I have seen a monkey bite a man ...

    One Day in Kyoto...

    A travel blog entry by puchala on Jul 21, 2014

    11 photos

    ... any addictive ingredients (it looks like it actually has a lot of vitamin content in it, but not sure - it contains 80%25 of his daily intke of something at least). Colson played with his Pokemon card most of the way to Kyoto. It was very cute to see him in his own little world making up voices and characters and watching them interact. The girls did some journaling and then watched a movie on their iPods. Tanja and I watched an episode of Suits. It ...


    A travel blog entry by sammy_moore on Jun 13, 2014

    29 photos

    ... look skinnier. We then got directed to the next booth where we could edit the photos, give each other moustaches and add text. Just a short metro ride away was the Fushini Inari Shrine, home to 1000 orange torii gates, which wind up the mountain in a uniform fashion. Each one has been donated by either an individual or company and inscribed with their details. As it was already dark we only walked a small part, but i think it was enough as 1000 gates can get ...