We stayed here for one night in our week trip to Japan and it was our favorite place simply because it captures Japanese hospitality and culture. You can always book a standard hotel tool anywhere, even back where you are from, but when in a cultural city liked Kyoto why not do it the Japanese way for a few nights? The staff is unbelievably hospitable and look after your every need. The room was cozy and beds so comfortable I slept like a baby. There is also your own toilet and shower in your room in case you are not comfortable using the public bath. I did it and had the whole place to myself. We also tried the kaiseki dinner which was delicious. Overall an incredible and true Japanese experience a short drive from shin-kyoto.
Stayed at Ryokufuso, a traditional Japanese hotel near the World Heritage temple Nishi-honganji in Kyoto city.