You can almost hear the breeze through
the tall
grass of old Kyoto
at our peaceful hotel,
situated at just the right remove
from the bustling Higashiyama area.

Open December 1st, 2017

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A Retreat for the Soul ~
tranquility & freedom

A Millenium of History ~ The Ancient Capital of Kyoto.
Located in the heart of Kyoto`s Higashiyama district, famous for its five hills, as well as major tourist attractions like Kiyomizu Temple and the Kyoto National Museum, Saka Hotel Kyoto is close to the action, but also is at just the right remove from all the hustle and bustle. An oasis of calm for the busy traveler, spend a luxurious night in our comfortable beds, then get a tranquil start to your new day with a peaceful cup of coffee or tea. Higashiyama and all its attractions are a brisk walk away, so you can experience a true Kyoto morning just like a local.

A Retreat for the Soul ~ tranquility & freedom

Discovering the essence
of
Japanese culture

Enveloped in natural materials and earthtones,
our hotel features the charm and warmth of traditional Japanese interiors for a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.

Enveloped in natural materials and earthtones, our hotel features the charm and warmth of traditional Japanese interiors for a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.
Enveloped in natural materials and earthtones, our hotel features the charm and warmth of traditional Japanese interiors for a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.
Enveloped in natural materials and earthtones, our hotel features the charm and warmth of traditional Japanese interiors for a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.
Enveloped in natural materials and earthtones, our hotel features the charm and warmth of traditional Japanese interiors for a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.
Enveloped in natural materials and earthtones, our hotel features the charm and warmth of traditional Japanese interiors for a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.
Enveloped in natural materials and earthtones, our hotel features the charm and warmth of traditional Japanese interiors for a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.
Enveloped in natural materials and earthtones, our hotel features the charm and warmth of traditional Japanese interiors for a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.

Our thirty-eight guest rooms come together in a harmony of blonde wood accents and earthtones to capture the warm essence of Japanese interior aesthetics. While paying homage to its functional aspects, our rooms also encourage guests to take their shoes off and make themselves at home, an essential part of Japanese culture. We have 17 different room types to suit every travel style, many with fragrant hinoki wood bathtubs, which harken to Japan's tradition of a nice, hot soak at the end of the day, the perfect way to unwind after busy travel. Guests will find a bottle of local sake in each room for adding to their bath water, so all can enjoy this well-kept Japanese beauty secret for soft and supple skin. Some rooms even have a partial open-air bath for relaxing under the trees in the evening sunlight. Some of our rooms feature a hori-gotatsu, a traditional sunken table, which gives guests a taste of both the warmth and charm of Japanese living spaces. We also have Japanese-style rooms where you can dine en-suite, or gaze out over the Kyoto townscape from a private terrace; or if you just have to get some work done, we also have rooms with a convenient desk for mixing business and pleasure.. For larger groups, we offer Japanese-style rooms with up to 5-guest occupancy as well.

・All our rooms are non-smoking. For our smoking guests, there is a smoking lounge on the first floor. Also, guests staying in terrace rooms may also use the terrace for smoking.

・The layout of each room is different, and those pictured are for reference purposes only.

The Bounty of Kyoto's Sea,
Mountains, & the Miketsukuni

The three countries of the Miketsukuni-Wakasa (southern Fukui), Shima (eastern Mie), and Awaji-have since ancient times supplied the tables of the Imperial court with fine delicacies from both the sea and the land. Here at Saka Hotel Kyoto, we continue this tradition of locally-harvested ingredients and traditional Japanese fare.

  • Moderate Twin
    Moderate Twin
    Moderate Twin

    Dining Kiyomizu Saryo

    At our exclusive Dining Saryo restaurant, our chefs choose the finest ingredients from both field and sea of the Miketsukuni and Kyoto to create delectable traditional cuisine.
    Not only can guests enjoy innovative Japanese dishes, but they can also sample some of the finest local sake; our menu features delicate and refined varieties from the Fushimi area. We also have an extensive wine list with vintages from around the world, as well as some local ones from the Kyo-Tanba area. Our dishes are served in Kyo-yaki and Kiyomizu-yaki, Kyoto's fine local ceramics, so your dining experience with us is a feast for all the senses.

  • Hanare Satozakura
    Hanare Satozakura
    Hanare Satozakura
    Hanare Satozakura

    Hanare Satozakura

    Satozakura features bold interior design with locally-produced Kitayama cedar beams.
    This dining space, ideal for groups and intimate gatherings, offers both privacy and quiet for your special occasions.

  • Miketsukuni・ingredients
    Miketsukuni・ingredients
    Miketsukuni・ingredients
    Miketsukuni・ingredients

    Kyoto Miketsukuni Kaiseki

    Experience the same sumptuous cuisine that graced the tables of Old Imperial Japan with Kyoto Miketsukuni kaiseki. With ingredients like guji tilefish and karei flounder from Wakasa, Ise spiny lobster and abalone from Shima, as well as tai red sea bream and hamo conger eel from Awaji, Saka Hotel offers the best fresh-caught seafood for your evening meal.
    Our breakfasts also feature the same carefully-selected ingredients from Kyoto and beyond for a healthy, gourmet start to your day.

The Beauty & Tranquility
of Japan
Facilities
for a Fulfilling Stay

The Beauty & Tranquility of Japan
Facilities for a Fulfilling Stay
The Beauty & Tranquility of Japan
Facilities for a Fulfilling Stay
The Beauty & Tranquility of Japan
Facilities for a Fulfilling Stay
The Beauty & Tranquility of Japan
Facilities for a Fulfilling Stay
The Beauty & Tranquility of Japan
Facilities for a Fulfilling Stay
The Beauty & Tranquility of Japan
Facilities for a Fulfilling Stay

The entrance of Saka Hotel evokes the many tiny side streets that make Kyoto such a charming destination. Our lobby features a unique, traditional Japanese plaster installation by Naoki Kusumi, Japan's premier plaster artisan. Guests can snuggle up and make themselves at home in the third floor guest lounge, and our reservation-only private bath overlooks Yasaka pagoda. For the perfect end to your day, our lobby bar offers a large selection of both alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages.

  • Guest Lounge
Otowa Living
    Guest Lounge
Otowa Living
    Guest Lounge
Otowa Living
    Guest Lounge
Otowa Living
    Guest Lounge
Otowa Living

    Guest Lounge
    Otowa Living

    Our guest lounge is also a library corner, with many great titles in both English and Japanese to enhance your trip, as well as a massage chair for ultimate relaxation. We also have a selection of books and treats for little travelers. Coffee, espresso, matcha lattes, and other indulgent drinks are also available with a self-service cafe machine, as well as tea and local sweets. During aperitif time (4pm~6pm), sparkling wine is also served.

  • Reservation-only Private Bath Tau-yasaka
    Reservation-only Private Bath Tau-yasaka
    Reservation-only Private Bath Tau-yasaka
    Reservation-only Private Bath Tau-yasaka
    Reservation-only Private Bath Tau-yasaka

    Reservation-only Private Bath
    Tau-yasaka

    Sink into restful quietude at Tau-yasaka, our private reservation-only bath, which features a large, 3m-wide tub so guests can wash away the cares of travel with lots of space to lounge. The bath waters change with the seasons, with yuzu citrus for winter, as well as fragrant pine and lovely iris, among others. There is also a large shower area and tatami-mat rest area, so guests can take the time to pamper themselves after the bath, too.

  • Welcome Lounge

    Welcome Lounge

  • Select Shop

    Select Shop

  • Lobby Bar

    Lobby Bar

Access to
Saka Hotel Kyoto

Saka Hotel is easily accessible from both
major airports and rail stations.

From major airports

  • Kansai International Airport

    Kansai-Airport Express HARUKA
    Approx. 1 hour 20 minutes

    JR Kyoto Station Central Exit
    (Karasuma Exit)

    • Kyoto City Bus
      Bus Line
      D206 or D100
      Approx. 12 minutes

    Gojozaka Bus Stop

    Approx. 5 minutes walk

    By taxi
    Approx. 12 minutes

    Saka Hotel Kyoto

  • Itami Airport

    Limousine Bus
    Approx. 50 minutes

    JR Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit

    Approx. 7 minutes walk

    JR Kyoto Station Central Exit
    (Karasuma Exit)

    • Kyoto City Bus
      Bus Line
      D206 or D100
      Approx. 12 minutes

    Gojozaka Bus Stop

    Approx. 5 minutes walk

    By taxi
    Approx. 12 minutes

    Saka Hotel Kyoto

  • Chubu Centrair International Airport

    Meitetsu Express (to Nagoya)
    Approx. 30 minutes

    Meitetsu Nagoya Station

    Approx. 5 minutes walk

    JR Nagoya Station

    Tokaido・Sanyo Shinkansen Nozomi
    Approx. 35 minutes

    JR Kyoto Station Central Exit
    (Karasuma Exit)

    • Kyoto City Bus
      Bus Line
      D206 or D100
      Approx. 12 minutes

    Gojozaka Bus Stop

    Approx. 5 minutes walk

    By taxi
    Approx. 12 minutes

    Saka Hotel Kyoto

From the
Nearest Rail Stations

  • From JR Kyoto Station

    By Kyoto City Bus

    From the Central Exit, take the D206 or D100 bus (12 min. ride); get off at the Gojozaka stop, approx. 5 minutes walk from there.

    By taxi

    Approx. 12 minutes ride from the Central Exit

  • From Keihan Kiyomizu Gojo Station

    From Exit 4; approx. 13 minutes walk

  • From Keihan Gion Shijo Station

    From Exit 1; approx. 15 minutes walk

  • Hankyu Kyoto Main Line,
    from Kawaramachi Station

    From Exit 1B; approx. 19 minutes walk

Saka Hotel ~on the road to Kiyomizu Temple

Saka Hotel~on the road to Kiyomizu Temple

Saka Hotel resides in Kyoto`s famous Higashiyama district, surrounded by the five hills of Old Kyoto, and very near Kiyomizu Temple, one of the most iconic of Japan`s must-see sights. From the hotel, guests can easily walk to many major tourist attractions, including Hokanji Temple, Yasaka Shrine in Gion, Sanjusangendo, and the Kyoto National Museum; with the train station also a short walk away, the rest of Kyoto is easily accessible as well.
We highly recommend taking advantage of an early morning visit to Kiyomizu, which is only a 5-minute stroll from our hotel. Though most of Kyoto's shrines and temples open from 9am, Kiyomizu's doors open at 6am. The temple is busiest from the afternoon, so getting there early ensures a leisurely pace. The morning is just the time to truly savor the sounds of the temple bells and the Otowa waterfall without the usual din of the crowd. After a pleasant start at Kiyomizu, come back to Saka Hotel; we will have breakfast waiting for you.

Facility Details

Check-in/Check-out

Check-in 3pm/Check-out 11am

Facilities

【Third Floor】

・19 guest rooms (17 twin, 1 triple with hide-a-bed, 1 double)

・Guest lounge (Otowa Living 7am~12am)
Library corner ・ Massage chairs ・ Soft drinks & snack booth (with kids' snacks)
※All these facilities are available free of charge.
※During Aperitif time (4pm~6pm), sparkling wine is also complimentary.

・Reservation-only Private Bath Tau-yasaka (with a view of Yasaka pagoda)
hours 3:00pm~12:00am (last evening entrance time 11:10pm)
7:00am~10:10am (last morning entrance time 9:20am)
price 4,320 yen (tax incl.)/50 min.

【Second floor】

・Guest rooms (2 Japanese-style, 10 twin, 1 triple with hide-a-bed, 1 double)

・Multi-function gathering room To-zan

【First floor】

・Guest rooms (5 twin rooms with open-air baths)

・Front desk ・Welcome Lounge

・Dining Kiyomizu Saryo
Dinner 5:30pm~9:30pm (last order)
Breakfast 7am~10am

・Lobby Bar 9:30pm〜11:30pm

・Select Shop 8am〜10pm

・Coin Lockers & Laundry

【First Floor-Outdoor Facilities】

・Hanare "Satozakura" (Dining)

・Parking Lot (Parking is limited; by reservation only, ¥1500/day.) There are also pay lots nearby.

Rooms

Total rooms: 38 (27 twin, 5 Japanese-style twin with outdoor bath, 2 Japanese-style, 2 double, 2 triple)

Maximum occupancy: 104 guests

※All our rooms are non-smoking
For our smoking guests, there is a first floor smoking lounge, and for those staying in rooms with terraces, smoking is permitted on the terrace.

Room Amenities

Plasma TV(Local programming/BS/VOD) ・ Wi-fi ・ Coffee Maker ・ Electric Kettle ・ Refrigerator (mini-bar) ・ Humidifying Air Cleaner ・ Safe box ・ USB Plug ・ Reading Lamp ・ Deodorizing Toilet ・ etc.
Hotel Original Blend Coffee ・ Japanese Green Tea ・ Black Tea ・ Mineral Water ・ Face Towel ・ Bath Towel ・ Yukata Robe ・ Pajamas ・ Shoe Polish ・ Hot Eye Mask ・ Toothbrush ・ Tissues ・ Hair Brush ・ Hand Soap ・ Shampoo ・ Conditioner ・ Body Soap ・ Body Cream ・ etc.
Women's Amenities (Makeup remover, Toner, Moisturiser, Sheet mask, Shower cap, Hair band)
Men's Amenities (Razor, Shaving gel, Comb)

Internet Connectivity

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building.

Credit Cards Accepted

VISA / JCB / American Express / Diners Club / Mitsubishi UFJ NICOS(MUFG) /
DC / NICOS / UFJ / UC /Union Pay

Luggage Shipping/Delivery Service (Fees apply)

Enjoy traveling light in Kyoto with convenient luggage delivery from Delivery Service.
Send your bags ahead from Kyoto Station to Saka Hotel, or from here to other hotels in the Kyoto city area.
Please see the link, Delivery Service, for more information.

Address

〒605-0862 Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Kiyomizu 4-200