Right from the time I contacted the Ryokan staff for the booking till we checked out of the place, we were made to feel special and welcome by the wonderful people who run this place.
The place feels like a large family home and is very tidy and comfortable. Our room was pretty large and well heated. The attached bathroom did not have heating, so it got a bit cold, but considering that most ryokans do not even have private baths, there was no reason to complain.
The special mineral public bath facility that can be booked by you for any hour of the day, is something that you shouldn't miss. It can acommodate 2-5 people in the family and is a very relaxing and very Japanese experience.
The location is great - only a few mins walk from the Kyoto train station and you can easily find public transportation to get around town from here. The staff will take utmost care of you and it is their generous and heartfelt service that makes this the most special place to stay at in Kyoto.