I stayed in yonbanchi for 5 nights in total in the winter season. Divyam and yasuko were very welcoming hosts and nothing was too much trouble, yasuko even drove me to the super market and around the local streets on my first day there so I could get my bearings of the place.
The location is very beautiful and a 5-10min walk from the Main Street, supermarket (on the right side corner as you walk into the Main Street and it has wonderful fresh food) and bus stop. I was there in winter so it was freezing in my room other than the heated futon which you still needed to rug up to keep warm in. The breakfast was more than ample for me with fruit and toast. I spent a couple of evenings sitting downstairs watching the Winter Olympics on tv with Divyam and yasuko and chatted with them.
Divyam is a wealth of local knowledge and took me on a short walking tour on the first day I was there of local temples. As helpful as he was I must say I did feel as other reviewers have written that he did try to plan your trip for you even if you had planned an itinerary yourself, and I found him to come across annoyed if you didn't follow his instructions or visit what he had said to. Divyam was very adamant I should try the public baths which was a great experience, something I was a little unsure of doing as we are not used to public nakedness back home but the ladies who you share the baths with were so friendly. I would recommend staying here if you wish to view the golden pavilion area as it was fairly close and the bus map you're given is helpful aswell. Just be aware that the room you sleep in is up very steep stairs that you have to climb almost on all fours and you sleep in a room with thin doors right next to Divyam and yasuko. Overall I found it an amazing experience to stay in a samurai house and be welcomed into their home so openly. I hope you find this review helpful :)