The manager of this very nice ryokan agreed to take me in at short notice, at the request of another ryokan nearby which had no record of my booking there although it had been made in March 2012, paid for and confirmed (through Expedia). The room was spacious with a pleasant outlook and the bed very comfortable. The evening meal and the breakfast, both served in the room, were excellent. The evening meal had many different courses and although it was all so good, I couldn't finish everything. The lady assigned to look after me was a lovely person and did all she could to make me feel welcome throughout my stay, and waited with me for the taxi when I left. I enjoyed using the deep wooden bath. The location is within walking distance of Yasaka Shrine and other sights, the river and also Gion shops. I was told by staff from the original ryokan that I would be able to drink my own wine (half a bottle left from the previous night's stay) with dinner but that this wasn't usually allowed. Not sure if that's correct, but if it is it would add more than a little to the bill, as I noticed the cost of alcohol provided in-house was on the steep side.
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