This inn is located at the center of the traditional Gion district. One of Kyoto's most famous natural features, Kamo River, is just a 3-minute walk away. With Kyoto's downtown areas of Shijo-Kawaramachi, Pontocho, and Kiyamachi about 10 minutes away, dining and shopping options are conveniently close. This inn can also serve as a base for visiting western Kyoto via the city bus to see Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji, and Arashiyama. Osaka is only a 30-minute ride by the Hankyu Line, and the Keihan makes Fushimi Inari-taisha reachable in a mere 10. The warm, down home hospitality and traditional construction of this inn give guests the opportunity to experience and enjoy an authentic Japanese atmosphere as though they were doing a homestay. Meals are not served here, so guests are encouraged to eat out at any of Kyoto's many great restaurants and are welcome to bring food back (refrigerator available). There is a 24-hour supermarket just a minute's walk away.