We stayed at this nice little hotel not too far from the main commercial district. The rooms were TINY but clean and functional. The nice thing about them is that they gave you no reason to stay in the hotel? And so we hit the pavement seeing what Kyoto had to offer that evening. The hotel were good about suggesting where to go sightseeing for the evening, and they also booked us a traditional Japanese dinner at one of those typical hole-in-the-wall places that Japan does so well.