A fusion of a traditional Japanese household and modern convenience, this small-scale ryokan offers guests a warm welcome and great service. Rooms are Japanese-style, with a distinct "Kyoto" feel, fitted with Simmons beds - for those not used to sleeping on a futon. Relax in baths made from cypress wood, often said to relieve fatigue. Meals consist of Kyoto's traditional local kaiseki cuisine, which guests can enjoy in the comfortable restaurant - with chairs and tables rather than floor-seating. Food is served and presented in the local manner, with careful attention to presentation; using only the freshest seasonal ingredients. Situated on an old cobblestone road, this is the perfect location for sightseeing in the Higashiyama area. Yasaka Shrine, Maruyama Park, Kodaiji, Kiyomizudera Temple, Gion, Kawaramachi and Kamogawa can all be reached easily on foot. Guests are really spoilt for choice!
- There is only one member of staff who speaks English (depending on shifts, there may be times when they are unavailable). All rooms have free Wi-Fi. Free drinks are on offer in the shared communal space; there is also a Mac computer available for use. Two types of yukata and bathrobe are available to choose from, and amenities are from L'Occitane. If guests have any food requirements or preferences, arrangements can be made. Bags can be deposited, both before check-in and after check-out. All rooms are non-smoking. This is a two-story building with no elevator.