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  • Kyoto Ryokan Gion Sano is Japanese-style hotel, situated just 12 minutes walk from Kiyomizu Dera temple and 3 minutes walk from Yasaka Shrine. Kyoto Ryokan Gion Sano is located close to numerous shrines and temples making it the perfect spot to base sightseeing around Gion and Higashiyama ( eastern hills of Kyoto ) district of Kyoto. Gion is originally developed in the Middle Ages, in front of Yasaka Shrine and well-known Maiko and Geisha districts in all of Japan.
  • Kyoto Ryokan Gion Sano welcomes you with the warm hospitality.
  • [ Necessary time to sightseeing spot from Kyoto Ryokan Gion Sano ]
    Yasaka Shrine : 3 minutes on foot / Maruyama Park : 3 minutes on foot / Yasaka Tower : 4 minutes on foot / Kodaiji temple : 5 minutes on foot / Kenninji temple : 8 minutes on foot / Kiyomizu Dera temple : 12 minutes on foot / Shijyo-kawara-machi : 15 minutes on foot / Shinkyougoku Shyotengai commercial avenue : 16 minutes on foot / Nishiki Ichiba Marketplace : 17 minutes on foot






  • Maiko performance is irregular, but we are holding it (Approximately 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm). Our guests can watch a dance of Maiko and take pictures with her.
  • Maiko performance is held on July 23, 26, 29, and 31, August 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, and 17.


  • Gion Festival July 1 - 31
    Gion Festival is one of Japan's three largest festivals which belong to Yasaka Shrine. Having extremely long history, and the festival lasts for about a month-long, and its gorgeousness and large scale size are all well recognized throughout Japan. Gion Festival has been developed with life of Kyoto people. Gion Festival is the most notable Japan's summer festival. The origin of the festival began about 1,100 years ago. When bad plaque spread around the capital, people pray for getting rid of the illness by establishing 66 floats which is the same number of the provinces in Japan in those days. The best highlight of the festival is the Yama Hoko Junko grand procession. From 2014, for the first time in almost half a century, the Preceding Festival (Saki Matsuri) procession on 17th, and Latter Festival (Ato Matsuri) procession on 24th have been held. 29 floats out of 33 are designated as the important intangible cultural properties. People compete to decorate the float with beautiful tapestry, carpet and fabrics. This magnificent scene is often called as a "moving museum." funehoko/Kyoto Ryokan Gion Sano

  • Kawayuka (Noryo Yuka on Kamo River) May 1 - Sept. 30
    In Kyoto, a type of restaurant balcony overlooking Kamo river, called 'kawayuka' Basically, the breeze-enjoying floor is mainly for enjoying the cool evenings; but in May or September, one can also enjoy the coolness of the daytime as well.
    Japanese web site : http://www.kyoto-yuka.com/ kawayuka/Kyoto Ryokan Gion Sano
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  • Kobo Market On the 21st of every month
    To-ji Temple
    There is an antique market held on the To-ji temple grounds, affectionately called "Kobo market" or "Kobo-san."
    Web site:http://www.toji.or.jp/en/index.html to-ji/Kyoto Ryokan Gion Sano
  • Temjin Market On the 25st of every month
    Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine
    On the 25st of every month a "Temjin Market" is opened in honor of Michizane Sugawara, and it has the atmosphere of a shrine festival.
    Web site:http://kitanotenmangu.or.jp/english/ to-ji/Kyoto Ryokan Gion Sano


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  • Kyoto Ryokan Gion Sano
    504 Washio-cho, Gion-shimogawara, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-city 605-0072
    TEL : +81-75-561-0206 FAX : +81-75-561-7876
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