Suga-san and the rest of the Yoshimizu Inn staff made us feel at home. Travelling with my wife and another couple we got great suggestions, a friendly welcome and even glasses, dishes and blankets for the sake + chips we brought back to eat at the hotel. The room was very cozy and warm (Kyoto is around 40oF/5oC this time of year). The Inn is in the middle of Maruyama Park, a beautiful park with shrines, hills and gardens near Gion and Pontocho, so you can enjoy the park in the morning and restaurants in the night. Strongly recommend!