This ryokan is in a quiet area in Northern Higashiyama, close to a metro station and walking distances to a number of temples and popular sites. The staff was so kind and welcoming. The service was impeccable. Meals were great. The room, as expected was simple and clean and had a wonderful view of the beautiful garden they have. To note, staff had limited knowledge of English but we were able to communicate nevertheless (and Google translate helped also). Would highly recommend this ryokan.