Ryokan Sanga, KYOTO JAPAN

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Walk with ChaMike in Japan | Ryokan Sanga

When we booked our flights for Japan I started to list down the things I wanted to do there and included in the list was to experience staying in a Ryokan. Ryokan is a term for Japanese Inn. So when Mike showed me photos of Ryokan Sanga thru the internet I was utterly excited and immediately booked a room for 3 nights.

The moment we arrived at Kansai International Airport Osaka we went straight to Kyoto through a limousine bus for Y2,550 (around P1,100), after 90 minutes we arrived at Central Kyoto where we took a subway to take us to our hotel.

We arrived at Kyoto at night and after a few walks, navigation and inquiries we finally arrived at our home for the coming days.

Ryokan Sanga is a relaxing traditional inn nestled in Central Kyoto. We were welcomed by a very nice staff and we're asked to remove our shoes and wear their hotel's slippers.

the very friendly staff

He helped us with our luggages and proceeded to the 3rd floor where our room was located. When I entered I immediately fell in love with our room, it was as if we were transported back to the Edo Japanese Period, the room felt warm and very homey. 

The floor was covered in tatami mats with two futon beds that were so comfy.

Futon Beds and Tatami Mats

Dining Area
The dining area is located at the side during night time, then the Nakai (personal attendant) transfers it in the middle during day time.

Dining set during night time

Dining set during day time

The bathroom was the biggest surprise for me. On the internet it indicated there that it had no shower just a toilet, that the bathroom is said to be shared so all the time we where expecting to see just a toilet. 

toilet with heated seat and bidet options plus a faucet!
wash room

A shower and a bathtub! Hurraaah! 

shower and bathub

Bathroom Amenities
Dryer, hand towels, bath towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste and toothbrush.


Other Room Amenities
Airconditioning, telephone (domestic calls only), television, green tea set with light snacks that vary everyday, Yukata and free WiFi- yes! free WiFi!

Television set
Green tea set with light snacks
ChaMike in Yukata

Ryokans often serve meals, in Ryokan Sanga they offer breakfast and dinner depending on the preference of their guests. Because I wanted to try their breakfast I ordered it on our last day in Kyoto.

Nakai fixing our bed so they can transfer the dining set in the middle

After they fixed our beds, they then delivered our breakfast. It costs Y2,160 (P940), a bit pricey but hey it was all for the experience :)

Breakfast is served! <3

You can choose between a Japanese breakfast and a Western breakfast, of course I ordered Japanese. It's consists of soup, fish, eggs, tofu, unlimited chahan (rice), fruits and other Japanese dishes that were new to me.

Ryokan Sanga Breakfast

Let's Eat! 

And because we were kuripots Mike and I decided to share the food (the reason why I was fairly satisfied). But I suggest you try it though just to experience it.

Hotel Facilities
Sauna or what they call shared bath from 6:30 am- 9:00 am and 4:30 pm- 9:00 pm
Vending Machine
Souvenir Shop
Massage for Y4,500 (P2,000) 40 mins
Sightseeing Taxi for Y14,400 (P6,270)  4 hours
They also have Maiko entertainment for Y60,000 (P26,000) 2 hours which needed prior reservation.

Sauna/ Shared Bath

You can also take a glimpse of their zen garden area.

Ryokan Sanga is a home away from home. It is a place where you can perfectly rest after a whole tiring day of walking and sightseeing. A place that I will definitely come back if ever I visit Kyoto.

Our nicest hosts, we forgot to ask if they're family

Facade of the inn

Ryokan Sanga
Address: 526 Asakura-cho, Tominokoji-dori, Sanjo Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City 604-8074 
7 mins on foot from Karasuma Oike Station on the the Subway Karasuma Line
Near Kyoto National Museum
Telephone: +81-75-241-3251
Fee: Y10,800 (P4,700) per person
Check in time: 4:00pm (not sure why but we didn't had any troubles since we arrive at night)
Check out time: 10:00am
Number of rooms: 15 rooms

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  1. I love to read all your blogs talaga Ms. Cham, super nakakaaliw tignan ang mga pictures ang ganda :)

  2. Hello there,

    Thank you for your comment! :) So what is the proper way to wear a kimono? So I can apply it when I go back :)

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