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Kyoto Guest House Sowaka京都ゲストハウス 薩婆訶 SOWAKA

703-4 Uematsu-cho, Teramachi-dori Matsubara Sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

  • Non-smoking Rooms Available
  • Internet Available
  • Wifi Available

Sowaka is an accommodation renovated from a Kyoto-style townhouse, and accepts only 1 group reservation per day. An ideal base for guests who want to go sightseeing, shopping, and enjoying local cuisine.
This is a reservation stay for an entire folksy house that is approximately 60 years old. It is possible for guests to cook their own meals in the kitchen so they can stay as if they were living here.
An extensive space laid out into a living room, independent sleeping spaces, a garden, a cypress bath, bedrooms, and a Japanese-style room. There are two beds, and all other guests will be provided with futons.
This is a two-story building without stairs.
Smoking is prohibited within the hotel.
During their stay, guests are free to come and go as they please. With a passcode system, guests can have peace of mind even when they travel separately. There are several convenience stores nearby.

Staying in Kawaramachi, the entertainment district of Kyoto, is not only convenient for sightseeing, but also shopping and dining! Department stores like Takashimaya and Daimaru, shopping spots typical of Kyoto like Nishiki Market and Shinkyogoku Shopping Arcade, and Japanese, French, Italian and other restaurants that have been converted from traditional townhouses are all within walking distance.
Sightseeing in the Higashiyama area (Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Gion Shopping District, and Pontocho) can be done on foot, and using the city bus stop “Shijo Kawaramachi” as a starting point, it is easy to access to get to the other sightseeing areas (Arashiyama, Kinkakuji, Nijo Castle, and Imperial Palace) within the city.
From Kawaramachi Station on the Hankyu Railway, it is approximately 40 minutes to Osaka.
For a base point for sightseeing the Kansai area, we recommend staying for a few nights.
In the area around this hotel, the appearance from the Edo-era craftsmen neighborhood still remains, and even walking around the area, visitors can enjoy a side of Kyoto different from major sightseeing.

Room Type Offers and benefits Capacity Meals Payment Price Room  

Traditional Kyoto Town House

Bath, Shower, Washlet (bidet), Refrigerator, Hot water pot


  • Room Size: 0 m²

Room number 1

1 night 2 Adult 0 Child 0 Infant

2 to 12-Night Stay Discount

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  • Non-smoking Room

Child Policy: Children allowed

1-6 No meals Payment on arrival

from JPY 27,091

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Facility Info

From Osaka Itami Airport: About 45 min by bus at around JPY 1,310.
By bus: At the A2 bus stop take a No. 205 to the Kawaramachi Matsubara bus stop. Last bus at around 23:16.
By car: Exit the Meishin Expressway at Kyoto-minami IC and continue along National Route 1 and Prefectural Route Kawaramachi-dori. At the intersection with Matsubara-dori, head west. Look for the 5th building on the south side.
From JR Kyoto Station: About 10 min by taxi at around JPY 1,000.
From Kawaramachi Station (Hankyu Railway): About 5 min on foot.
From Kawaramachi to Umeda (Osaka) Station: About 40 min.
Internet Free, LAN internet, Wifi
VISA Dinners JCB
Also Accepted
Wing Built Renovated
Kyoto Guest House Sowaka 1950 Jul 2016

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