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Sakyo WardKyoto

Get away to Sakyo Ward! Enjoy the temples, natural setting, and culture.

Temples, gardens, and top sights from Kifune Shrine to Mount Hiei—discover it all in Sakyo Ward.

Top Hotels in Sakyo Ward

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Ryokan KANADE
Ryokan KANADE
4 out of 5
1-2, Okazaki Hoshojicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is ¥11,810 per night

Located in Sakyo Ward, this ryokan is within a 15-minute walk of Kyoto Municipal Zoo and Nanzenji Temple. Kyoto University and Philosopher's Walk are also within ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (131 reviews)
Excellent Ryokan!

"My wife had a long-standing desire to stay at a Japanese ryokan, so after searching for options, we found the Ryokan Kanade in Kyoto. Wow! What a great experience! We had a long travel day in getting to the ryokan (Hanoi - Seoul - Tokyo - Kyoto), so were exhausted when we finally arrived in the early ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2020

Ryokan KANADE
Marikoji Inn Kyoto
Marikoji Inn Kyoto
3 out of 5
132-2, Oi-cho, Tanaka, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is ¥11,636 per night

Located in Sakyo Ward, this inn is within 1 mi (2 km) of Yoshida Shrine, Kyoto University, and Doshisha University. Kyoto Imperial Palace and Philosopher's Walk ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)

"Very clean property with an attentive staff. Location was great with easy access via walking or bus to many of Kyoto's great attractions. Only issue came with an addition cleaning fee and tax that was assessed. Manager was open to negotiation on this issue, as we were only warned about the tax on ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2019

Marikoji Inn Kyoto
Nanzenji sando KIKUSUI
Nanzenji sando KIKUSUI
3.5 out of 5
31 Fukuchi-cho, Nanzenji, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is ¥52,000 per night

Located in Sakyo Ward, this ryokan is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Heian Shrine and within 3 mi (5 km) of Kiyomizu Temple and Kyoto Imperial Palace. Sanjusangendo Temple ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
the best ryokan in Kyoto

"the best ryokan in Kyoto"…"

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Nanzenji sando KIKUSUI
Ohara no Sato
Ohara no Sato
3 out of 5
31 Kusao-cyo Oohara, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is ¥12,171 per night

Located in Sakyo Ward, this ryokan is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Sanzenin Temple and within 9 mi (15 km) of Kyoto University and Kyoto International Conference Centre. ...

3.9/5Very Good! (173 reviews)

"Overall it's a pleasant stay. Nice staff and good food. The outdoor onsen is sooooo relaxing. Highly recommended!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Ohara no Sato
Hotel Heian No Mori Kyoto
Hotel Heian No Mori Kyoto
3.5 out of 5
51, Okazaki, Higashi Tenno-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto

Located in Sakyo Ward, this hotel is steps from Okazaki Shrine and Okazaki Betsuin. Sen-oku Hakuko Kan and Konkaikomyo-ji Temple are also within 5 minutes. Keage ...

3.9/5Good! (284 reviews)
Good hotel for the weekend

"Nice comparable and clean hotel."…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Hotel Heian No Mori Kyoto
Kamogawa Higashi House
Kamogawa Higashi House
2.5 out of 5
21 Higashimarutamachi, Sakyo, Kyoto, Kyoto
The price is ¥5,000 per night

Located in Sakyo Ward, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Kyoto University and Pontocho. Kyoto Imperial Palace and Kawaramachi are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (7 reviews)

"Pros: It'a a brand new property. Very clean. Conveniently located. Comfortable beds. Cons: The room design is not well thought trough: there's only one chair in a double room; the ceiling lights are so-so — just one globe and it's too bright. The fridge size is ridiculous."…"

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Kamogawa Higashi House

Popular places to visit in Sakyo Ward

Kifune Shrine
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Kifune Shrine

Find out about the history of Kifune Shrine, one of the top monuments in Kyoto. Visit the shops and temples in this culturally rich area.

Nanzenji Temple
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Nanzenji Temple

5/5(3 reviews)

Art, elaborate gardens and a giant gate await at this temple that stands tall as one of the most important of its kind in the country.

Philosopher's Walk
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Philosopher's Walk

This is a great walk to orient yourself around Kyōto. Stroll along a cherry tree-lined canal and visit shrines, temples, gardens and boutiques.

Heian Shrine
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Heian Shrine

4.5/5(116 reviews)

An important shrine for patriotic locals and curious tourists alike, this site has charming buildings and natural gardens that celebrate Kyoto’s fusion of past and present.

Shimogamo Shrine
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Shimogamo Shrine

5/5(1 review)

This shrine was dedicated to spirits in the 6th century. Now, it survives as the oldest of its kind in Kyoto, pre-dating the city itself.

Sanzenin Temple
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Sanzenin Temple

5/5(1 review)

Find out about the history of Kyoto with a stop at Sanzenin Temple. Check out the shops and top-notch restaurants in this walkable area.

Top things to do in Sakyo Ward

Silver Pavilion Ginkaku-ji Tour with National Licensed Guide
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Silver Pavilion Ginkaku-ji Tour with National Licensed Guide

¥5,000
Per adult
Nature Experience in Ohara with Organic Lunch Course
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Nature Experience in Ohara with Organic Lunch Course

¥12,706
Per adult
Haiku Experience in Kyoto
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Haiku Experience in Kyoto

¥17,500
Per adult
Take a Japanese Traditional Dance Class in Kyoto
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Take a Japanese Traditional Dance Class in Kyoto

¥6,000
Per adult
Learn to Practice a Simple and Ancient Meditation in Kyoto
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Learn to Practice a Simple and Ancient Meditation in Kyoto

¥3,800
Per adult
Private Japanese Small Katana Forging Experience
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Private Japanese Small Katana Forging Experience

98% of travellers recommend
¥18,000
Per adult

Other neighborhoods in Kyoto

Ohara, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

Ohara

4.5/5Wonderful!(10 area reviews)

Ohara is noteworthy for its hot springs, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Sanzenin Temple and Raigo-in Temple.

Ohara
North Kyoto showing a park

Kita Ward

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

The mountain views and gardens are just a few things visitors like about Kita Ward. Kinkaku-ji and Kamo Shrine are worthwhile spots to check out, and you can hop on the metro at Kitayama Station or Kitaoji Station to get around the larger area.

Kita Ward
Ninnaji Temple featuring a park

Ukyo Ward

5/5Exceptional!(4 area reviews)

Gardens, forests, and river views highlight some notable features of Ukyo Ward. Make a stop by Toei Kyoto Studio Park or Ryōan-ji while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Saga-Arashiyama Station or Torokko Arashiyama Station to get around town.

Ukyo Ward
Kyōto which includes heritage architecture and a temple or place of worship

Nishijin

4.5/5Wonderful!(13 area reviews)

Nishijin is a destination travelers like for its coffeehouses, and you might hop aboard the metro at Imadegawa Station or Kuramaguchi Station to explore sights like Doshisha University.

Nishijin
Kyōto showing fall colors, religious aspects and snow

Kamigyo

4/5Very Good!(5 area reviews)

Noted for its historic sites and gardens, there's plenty to explore in Kamigyo. Top attractions like Kyoto Imperial Palace and Doshisha University are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Imadegawa Station or Kuramaguchi Station to see more of the city.

Kamigyo
Kyoto International Manga Museum featuring a city

Karasumaoike

4.5/5Wonderful!(2 area reviews)

Visitors often come to Karasumaoike for its colorful gardens, but many stay to explore sights like Kyoto International Manga Museum and Rokakkudo Temple. Getting around the area on the metro is easy if you catch a ride at Karasuma Oike Station.

Karasumaoike