Posted Mar 22, 2014 on Hotels
We wanted to stay in a traditional house that could sleep two couples and this was a great experience. I think if you had little familiarity with Japan and/or Kyoto, it would be a bit hard to find. The neighborhood was not hard to navigate, but it was a good ten minute walk to the busy part of shijo-dori. We arrived very late in the evening but had no trouble. Our first contact with the management was the next morning via the cell phone they make available. The management rep had very good English and was helpful. The daily maid service was also nice. It was a bit cold, since in a traditional house you only heat the room -- not the whole house -- and only when you are home. That said, we had everything we needed to get comfortable. Would definitely recommend.