We have stayed various hotels and rental houses in Kyoto every year, but this house is the best place we stayed by far.
* Clean - The house has remodeled recently, so all appliances are new and clean look.
* Space - You don't expect "spacious" in Japan. This house has living, kitchen, and bathroom on the first floor and bedroom on the second floor. It is not LARGE house, but you feel it is. It is amazing you find EVERYTHING you need in this house (sink, stove, freg, fancy toilet, bath tab, washing machine, etc.)
* Great courtyard - There is a small balcony area with Japanese garden. It was nice to step outside without neighbor's eyes... We sat and had morning coffee. Very peaceful.
* Location, Location, Location - It is located several blocks away from Shijo and a couple blocks away from Kamo-river. 5 minutes to subway station... so many things to do in your walking distance.
I will definitely come back and stay at this house every year if I can!!