We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely Onsen in Kyoto. This Onsen is a traditional Japanese-style residence, complete with a picturesque garden, a hot soaking bath and the like. If you have not stayed at an Onsen, be aware that it is different than your traditional Western-style hotel. First off, you are required to take off your shoes upon entry (the entry itself is lovely) and wear slippers while inside. There are only a handful of rooms, and bathrooms and showers are shared among the occupants. You must schedule your shower/bath with the front desk attendant as well. If you get the Japanese-style room, there are no beds, as sleeping is done with a mat on the floor although they do have some rooms with Western-style beds too. The couple that runs the Onsen are very friendly and accommodating, speak English and will gladly help you get acquainted with the traditions of the Onsen as well as recommend places to eat and drink. If you are looking for an immersion into traditional accommodations and are open and respectful towards new experiences, I highly recommend staying here.