I had a long stay (7 nights) last month with my friend. Our stay here couldn't be better. The owner Mr. & Mrs. Takahashi and their staff were super friendly and helpful. We arrived late and Mr. Takahashi waited for us and greeted us with warm welcome. The place was very clean and nicely decorated. Our room was not that big, with a small restroom (just toilet and small sink). Even though it was small and the toilet was like right next to the futon, we never smelt anything from the toilet. It was just amazingly clean. Our room also had a very tiny living room with a small table, two chairs and a tiny couch, and a very nice view to the small Japanese garden in the middle of the ryokan. Our room didn't have its own shower, so we had to use the communion bath/shower. We enjoyed it a lot, it was very clean, and it was very relaxing to be in the big bath tub after a long day of walking. I could speak a little Japanese and they all could speak very simple English. Plus, Mr. Takahashi was very tech savvy that he used his translate app on his cell phone so we did not have any communication problem at all. They were very helpful and helped us make phone calls such as restaurant and spa reservations. They were so thoughtful that they would ask where you planned to go in the morning so they could give you suggestions. Wifi was very fast and stable. The location is perfect as well. They did not lie about being in the middle of two subway stations. You can either get off at the Karasumaoke or Kyoto Shiyakushomae, both about 10 minutes walking distance. It is also in the middle of two train stations (Karasuma and Kawaramachi) where you can take the hankyu line, both about 10 minutes walking distance as well. There were two very good restaurants across the street and down the corner that we loved: 珍遊三条店 for ramen and Yanagiya Honten for sushi. The ryokan is located in a quiet neighborhood, but you wouldn't find it boring at all because it is only a 5-minutes walk from the famous Nishiki Market. 10-minute walk from Kawaramachi Dori where you can find a lot of shops and restaurants. 5-minute walk from a shopping street called Taramachi where you can find boutiques, drug stores, and restaurants. I just came back and I am planning to stay there next year already. It was not cheap but was definitely worth it. It will be my place to stay whenever I travel to Kyoto.