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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

To be honest for the rate i would have expected a more modern room. the size is fine but it really needs updating. also the windows aren't double glazed so you do get some noise from the streets outside. breakfast is actually quite nice and incudedl in the room rate u like most other places. Gion is the geshia district...

Thank Kenneth-London76
Broadbeach, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

When we arrived to our room it was so small and old colours where hard to get used too we straight away asked for a upgrade the room was so small we couldn't put our bags down the bigger room was good still smelt like smoke next time I'd rather be nearer to Kyoto station is was a $15 taxi...

Thank zappo153
New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the decor is nothing special, the location is incredible, the rooms are a good size, the beds are comfortable, the water pressure in the shower is amazing, and the breakfast is filling. Also, the vending machine in the lobby has beer.

Thank rhkaufman
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the Sasarindou and excellent location right in the Gion geisha district. Early morning breakfast is in a common dining area down stairs served cafeteria style within 7am to 9am. The huge bathtub and excellent bath amenities (try them!) were very nice. Lots of great shops and restaurants within walking distance, fun at night! It was at the height...

Thank KauaiAna
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Sasarindou is well located, easily access via Keihan Railway/Subway. It is also close to the tourist spots like Higashiyama and of course Gion. The place is clean, with both breakfast and WIFI provided. Though the layout of the room is a bit weird, it is long with a narrow walkway and it is also rather old. The mattress is a...

Thank AudreySimplicity
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Hotel is located in a charming area of Gion, in an alley that we found easily using a smartphone. The rooms are larger than most business hotels in Japan and it was good value. Tariff included breakfast which catered mostly to Asian tastes but you would have to be the most fastidious of people not to be able to put...

Thank Active T
Cairns Region, Australia
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This hotel is in a great location, close to the traditional centre of Gion. Close access to temples and shrines as well as lots of good restaurants nearby. Close access to metro stations and buses meant easy access to all of Kyoto. Good sized room for Japan, friendly staff (unfortunately very little English), free wifi, good breakfasts and a great...

Thank Smithysawesome
Derry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Tucked away on a back street in Gion, this hotel is in a fabulous location, a couple of minutes walk to the Gion shijo station and close to bus stops that will take you to any part of Kyoto. It's a fantastic experience to stay in the heart of Kyotos geisha district, roaming the pretty streets spotting Maikos and Geikos...

Thank Madkath
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This hotel has large rooms even by North American standards, and one of the best rooms we stayed in while in Japan. However, the room layout is more designed for aesthetics, rather than functionality, so despite the large room size, there is very little closet space or drawers for your luggage. That being said, this hotel is in an excellent...

1Thank JoeJets
Union City, California
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

The room size is quite big, so as the bathroom. Moreover, it is located just minutes away from Gion tour area such as the cherry blossom scene, famous old streets or the modern busy with all fancy stores and shopping markets. Additionally, just walking distance away from famous landmarks. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was very...

Thank David H

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Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
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Additional Information about Sasarindou

Address: 570-102 Minamigawa Gionmachi Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion
Price Range: €65 - €203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sasarindou 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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“Some rooms have two beds. They can be pushed together if need be.”
 of 5 bubbles JoeJets, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Take your own pillow”
 of 5 bubbles amandasH8136NE, 23 Sep 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are quiet because none of them face any main road or night life activities.”
 of 5 bubbles HAHAHOLIDAY87, 19 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a bath with the sauna functions working!”
 of 5 bubbles 615ys, 7 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a room not overlooking the lanes.”
 of 5 bubbles Kowhai22, 15 May 2013 | Read review
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