This hotel is not targeting overseas travelers, or TripAdvisor plaudits (no offence to this website hosts), which gives it its charm. However, was a great alternative experience. With the bed and dining at traditional floor level.
The hotel staff had limited English, enough for simple communication. They were friendly, polite and seemed not to mind our potential cultural ignorance.
We stayed half-board and eat like a King & Queen, The ladies who served our food were very friendly, though we did not share many words in each others languages. The food portions for breakfast and dinner were great.
The hotel is a bit old, and in need of a renovation, especially the bathroom.
Overall for a foreigner a unique experience to stay at a traditional Ryokan, and recommended for the more adventurous, who are happy not to sleep in a big 5 star hotel double bed.
The location is central and nearby the main shopping areas, market and Gion area. All... More