We stayed here for 4 nights in mid may 2015. It's a wonderful place with beautiful rooms and very comfortable beds. The kitchen is fab and well equipped with modern appliances. The bathroom has a great deep bath and good water supply. You can catch a bus to Gion20 minutes (walk) 10 mins bus away. Supermarkets are close by. The apartment is beautifully restored with terrific modern Touches. The Italiancafe over the railway walkway is brilliant. It's called cafe nido.