My wife had a long-standing desire to stay at a Japanese ryokan, so after searching for options, we found the Ryokan Kanade in Kyoto. Wow! What a great experience! We had a long travel day in getting to the ryokan (Hanoi - Seoul - Tokyo - Kyoto), so were exhausted when we finally arrived in the early evening. We were welcomed warmly by the owner, and as soon as we settled into our room, were treated to a sumptuous meal in their dining room (we had signed up for the breakfast and dinner option). The multiple courses were delicious, artfully displayed, and just what we needed after a long day. The rooms were larger than we had expected, tastefully appointed, and very comfortable. One night, we reserved one of several private bathing areas on the rooftop, which allowed us to take a traditional Japanese bath and then soak in a hot tub under the stars. So, with excellent food, sumptuous accommodations, super-friendly staff, and a good central location (though a bit hard to find initially), we'd give this our highest rating. We can't wait to return!