I stayed at Kaneyoshi Ryokan with my wife and her aunt in February 2012. We had a lovely stay and were very impressed with the friendly service and the lovely breakfast.
The Ryokan is in a fantastic location for sightseeing and for access to the train stations.
The gentleman at reception was extremely helpful with directions, train times and general recommendations and was genuinely interested in discussing our planned trip around Japan.
The ryokan was excellent value and very comfortable for japanese standards. Next time I am in Osaka I will stay here for sure.