As with most apartements in Japan, it is small. But hey, you're in Japan, dont expect a large apartement for that price. The location is good, 2 stations from Kyoto Station,if i remember correctly. Located couple minutes walk from JR Noji station, so people traveling with the JR pass, this is key. Noji castle is a couple minutes walk away, the imperial palace id say 30 minutes walk. Check in was smooth, remember there is no elevator in the building, le room is located on the top floor, 4rth i think. So wouldnt suggest this to people that have difficulty carrying luggages up flights of stairs. The room is small, but has everything you'd need for a couple nights in Kyoto. 2 sets of towels wich is nice, the washing machine works well, although no english instructions! We figured it out, good luck! The only caviats to this listing is the bed, its not comfortable, as soon as you hit the bed, you feel the springs digging in your back. There was an extra futton matress in the room, so we quickly added it on top of the bed matress wich made it tolerable. Also the room was not that clean, dust pretty much everywhere, could have been more diligent with the cleanliness. But all around good apartement for the price. Thanks Yoshi.