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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      Amazing Kyoto

      A travel blog entry by kylie-san on Apr 02, 2015

      21 photos

      ... Shrine, continued passing by the Shore-in Temple and other smaller shrines. Mum saw the steps to the Chore-in Temple and decided she would wait at the bottom for me. It was a huge climb, especially after all the walking this morning, but really worth it. The view right at the top is great, and the intricate decorations are beautiful. I went to have a look in the main temple and was standing where I thought was ok, but got 'no shoes' yelled at me by a not very nice monk. ...

      Flying solo!

      A travel blog entry by on Dec 06, 2014

      Today is day 1 of flying solo! Ill be traveling alone for the next 5 days while Justin heads north to Akita to hangout with Eric. I'm excited to be by myself for the next little while! We have met so many people along our trip that rave about traveling alone, so I'm curious to see what all the fuss is about. Plus I think it will give Justin and I a nice break from being together 24/7 for the last 7 months. We can have a bit of alone time, but ...

      Bamboo Forest and Zen Buddhist Temple

      A travel blog entry by brettandjulie on Sep 16, 2014

      1 comment, 15 photos

      ... enjoyed getting to know them and spending time with them.

      Before we leave Kyoto we want to try a McDonald’s, so we grab a lite lunch and try their regional specialty of an Ebi burger. It’s a breaded burger made of shrimp and actually very good. We were surprised that they didn’t have rice or noodles on the menu like the McDonald’s in Manila. Everything else on their menu was exactly like it is in the USA except for the green tea ...

      So much for going "old school"!!!!

      A travel blog entry by rcarosso on Jun 20, 2014

      1 comment, 23 photos

      ... through with sweat clothes dry a little, we headed back to the temple (made her pay for a taxi this time). Kiyomizudera temple is beautiful, had nice cold tofu snack under the trees, wandered the shopping street on the way down, and finally walked all the way back to the hotel. Quick shower and change as we were meeting Daisuke, Kana, and grandma Tip to go to nice dinner in Osaka with grandma's friend Mr, Maeda. ...

      A Shot in an Original Bullet

      A travel blog entry by mickq1 on Mar 27, 2014

      4 photos

      ... and, after 15 minutes walking up and down, found the restaurant with the help of a local, directly across the road from the hotel!! We pass up on horse meat and choose uncured deer meat, and a number of local specialities. Not an impressive meal, but OK. Low-down table and no shoes makes for an interesting event with old knees.
      A quick wander to the Kyoto station for coffee and chat to two larger than life Melbourne ladies, and It is back to the hotel for a Jameson ...