The staff here were very friendly and helpful and the traditional Japanese breakfast is a “do not miss” for those non-Japananese with an adventurous spirit. The tatami room was absolutely fine and we were both flexible enough to enjoy the futons – which were rolled up and put away by the staff. This means that if you are in your room before 8pm, you have to either sit on the floor-chairs or do like we did – lie of the seat cushions on the floor after a tiring day. There is a fabulous arty coffee shop further along the block (The Wanderer’s Stand?) and a really good and cheap ramen bar further in the other direction which the ryokan staff can direct you too. Probably better to take a taxi than to try and walk from Kyoto station, but there are buses that run right past the door for getting around.
Stayed at Ryokufuso, a traditional Japanese hotel near the World Heritage temple Nishi-honganji in Kyoto city.