Beautiful hotel and grounds but too expensive for what it is. The location is great and the grounds are beautiful, like a classic Japanese garden. But the rooms are WAY too expensive for what they are, which is quite small. The grounds of the hotel, breakfast area, tea room etc. could not be more stunning but once you are in the room itself it is very small and ordinary, not particularly luxurious and not enough value for what we paid. It is located in a beautiful area on the outskirts of Kyoto however, right on the river. You can have coffee in the morning or tea/champagne/sake in their team room and watch the boats on the river. UNESCO heritage sites and the famous bamboo grove are both a short walk away.