My wife and I are going to Japan for the first time this week. We will start in Tokyo for about 4 days and then go to Kyoto for 3 or 4 days - take a day trip or two from there. We are open to Western or a Japanese style hotel or apartment. Our budget is 80,000 - 120,00 yen a night. A little more if it includes meals etc. We do not plan to have a car but will have a JR pass.
So... What part and where to stay in Kyoto are my main concerns. Any suggestions would be appreciated.