- Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We stayed at a machiya converted to a ryokan for 2 nights. I specifically picked a room with western style beds (vs futon on tatami). The place was exquisitely charming. The staff was extremely warm, friendly and helpful. We opted for the breakfast which was prepared carefully - we enjoyed it immensely. The location was a few blocks from the Kyoto train station but very quiet. My only suggestion is to add a bidet to our toilet - I've come to appreciate bidets since I stayed in a regular Tokyo hotel prior to Kyoto. I highly recommend this property and will stay here again next time I visit Kyoto!