Out of all the places I have stayed in Kyoto, this just might be my favorite. The proximity to Pontocho, one of my favorite areas of Kyoto, can not be beat. It also isn't very far from Gion (maybe a 15 min walk), Nishiki Market (maybe a 10 min walk), and the train station isn't far either. There was some street noise that could be heard in our room, but I think that's to be expected given the location. The rooms and private bathrooms were a nice size, clean, and comfortable. We opted to just have breakfast each morning during our stay. Both the Japanese-style and Western-style breakfast options were delicious. I admit that I enjoyed having Starbucks right down the street (I can't help it, since moving to Japan a year and a half ago, I've become a Starbucks drinker), but if you want a cheaper option check out the Lawson's across the street - you should be able to get both iced and hot coffee there (most likely in cans).
This is not a traditional Japanese ryokan, but the room is a traditional room, so you get the feeling of a ryokan with the conveniences of a hotel atmosphere. I love staying at traditional Japanese ryokans, but they are a lot like B&Bs, which sometimes don't provided you with as much privacy. I think that Kamogawakan is an excellent compromise.
Overall, I thought the staff was fairly attentive, but I have to agree with other reviewers in that a few times it didn't seem like we were disturbing them when we approached the front desk. I thought the ladies at breakfast were very attentive.
I would still highly recommend staying here.
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