Since 2008, every summer of every years, i used to travel in kyoto and go in apartment 1.
I chosed this apartment because his location. You have 2 conveniant stores and 1 supermarcket at 5 minutes of walk.
You can go to shijo kawaramachi in 20 min; kyoto eki (jr line + bus) in 20min or 10 minutes in bus ; subway (karasuma line) in 10 minutes ;
and hankyu line in 5 min. So I could go to visit a lot of place in Kyoto, and even Osaka very easily.
You share a big apartment with one people, or you can rent an apartment with someone you know.