We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this incredible home. It is perfectly appointed and newly restored, with high quality appliances and amenities. The home reflects Kyoto, a perfect blend of traditional Japanese with modern conveniences. While a little challenging to find at first, the location is ideal, between the JR station, downtown and Gion. A subway station is very close. Hidei, the owner, met us at the property upon arrival, gave us a few tips and that is all that we needed. The house has everything you would need for your stay. It is surrounded by very nice restaurants. You can walk to a couple of grocery stores in less than 5 minutes. The neighborhood is quite and serene. While accurate, the photos do not do justice to the home or its location. The beautiful canal depicted in the pictures is literally just outside the the bedroom window. We stayed for 6 days and absolutely enjoyed taking in Kyoto and surrounding areas on a somewhat leisurely pace. We rented bicycles for a couple of days to pedal around the city like locals. We highly recommend Kyoto and this home. We would love to return in the near future to stay here again and explore more of one of the most fascinating cities in the world.