The plus points of the Ryokan is it's location. Its not too far from Kyoto station which has a range of restaurants as well as others nearby. We walked to the station and back most times as the weather was pleasant, though buses are also convenient. The buses to Gion and ahead were also nearby. The staff were very friendly and spoke English. There is internet in the room and lobby and desktops for use as well. We asked for a twin, traditional room. Twin bed hotel rooms are generally larger in Japan. And not having a bed was fine, gave us more space. There was no view, just overlooked the street. The breakfasts, both western and japanese were very average and a bit boring as we were there for over five days. But we would leave early in the morning so it did not make sense to go out for brekker. There is a convenience store nearby if you want to stock up on snacks, yogurt and drinks.