The location of the hotel is excellent, only fifty meters from the metro (take the right exit otherwise you'll walk a long way). It is in a side street.
It was my first time in a cabin hotel in Japan, but this one is very different from other ones. This is not the claustrophobic capsule. It is very, very clean and all the equipment you need is available. Flat screen tv with headphones. For those who sleep light, bring earplugs. I spent six nights here and some of the guests do snore. The hotel is mainly catering for single (Japanese business) persons. Male and female cabin areas are separate. Wifi works in the central area and some of the staff speak basic English. Do not try to gather tourist info from them, an official information stand is nearby. The staff will off course help you, but since they do not know what you want, they will go on the internet and do the same as you probably did: finding the answer there.
Again, I found it an excellent alternative to the expensive lodging in Kyoto and did use the hotel for all the trips around Kyoto: Osaka, Nara, Himeji, Kobe etc.
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