Iconic Kyoto, steeped in over a thousand years of history and culture, is home to the famous, bustling Higashiyama District.
Located in the heart of Higashiyama, but at just the right remove from its busy center, Saka Hotel is a tranquil island for those seeking a quiet place to rest in Kyoto.
With functional and warm Japanese style, guests can take a step back from harried traveling and find a peaceful, relaxing place to call their own here in the middle of Japan's most popular tourist destination.
Our thirty-eight guest rooms come together in a harmony of blonde wood accents and earthtones to capture the warm essence of Japanese aesthetics. Featuring traditional luxuries like partial open-air baths and hori-gotatsu sunken tables, as well as terraces that overlook the Kyoto cityscape, there are 16 different room types to choose from. While paying homage to Japanese culture's functional aspects, our rooms' spacious tatami areas also encourage guests to take their shoes off and make themselves at home. Our baths also invite you to take a long, relaxing soak to unwind after busy days of travel.Guests will find a bottle of local Fushimi 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.
At our exclusive Dining Kiyomizu Saryo restaurant, our chefs choose the finest ingredients from both field and sea of the Miketsukuni (Wakasa, Shima, and Awaji) to create delectable traditional cuisine.
Not only can guests enjoy innovative dishes showcasing the natural flavors of Japanese classic cooking, but they can also sample 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.
All 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.
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 space and tatami-mat rest area, so guests can take the time to pamper themselves after the bath, too.
Guests can also indulge in a luxurious bath without even leaving their rooms. In each bathroom, guests will find a complimentary bottle of Fushimi sake for adding to their bath water. Sake has long been a well-kept Japanese secret for youthful and smooth skin.
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.