M’s Inn Taruya opened just a few months ago so everything is new, clean, and modern. It’s slightly off the beaten path, in a quiet residential area (can get very dark at night but safe) so it takes quite a bit of walking and luggage dragging to get from and to the train station. Within walking distance to Kyoto Tower, Toji Temple, AEON Mall, and very close to Aquarium, Railway Museum. Room size is slightly more spacious than your average Japanese chain hotel room, but I would say the bathroom is typically small. They have electronic locks with key pads for the building entrance and each room. Each room has its AC/heater that you can adjust the settings to your liking. Very nice bedding & duvet. It’s a small simple inn for those who don’t need the luxuries like room service, room phone, closet, hotel breakfast, daily room cleaning, parking, etc. but there’s a laundry room & coin exchange machine on site. There’s usually only one staff at the tiny front desk, but sometimes you won’t be able to find anyone when they’re doing other duties and you’ll have to use the front their desk phone. Overall, we had a comfortable stay.