Contrary to previous reviews, having stayed for 2 nights, we would definitely stay here next time we are near Kyoto. The location is within 8 minutes walk from the main Kyoto station, a little bit more with luggage in the hot sun. So easy access to all the main attractions and temples. Also our room was directly overlooks the temple.
The food is amazing for both Japanese breakfast and dinner. We will all remember the Japanese hot pot (Nabe). The serving staff is always attentive and patient, especially Fujita who explained what each of the dishes were and assisted in the cooking whenever required.
We had a large Japanese Style 4 futon room with nice view of the temple across the road. A lady came to explain the facilities and pour us some tea on the first day which was much appreciated.
The Japanese bath was adequate, however the water was a few degrees cooler then what we normally preferred. Also, Wifi is in reception area only.
Overall we would certainly recommend this ryokan.