The Hayashi family has managed this inn, just east of Higashi Honganji Temple, since the late Edo Period; it's now under ownership of the fifth Hayashi generation. Long an old wooden ryokan with character, in 2008 it was torn down and enlarged, though some architectural details were salvaged. In any case, on the ground floor is a courtyard garden and lounge that's a good place to connect with other travelers or converse with the owners about sightseeing in Kyoto. Nearby is a company that rents bicycles. Rooms are mostly Japanese style, with the best overlooking the garden. Also good bets are five Western-style rooms on the fifth floor with kitchenettes and tiny balconies. For families, a combination suite is big enough for six people, with beds and futon along with two bathrooms.