There is no shower and no wifi. The nearest metro is ~10 minutes by bus, ~25 min walking. Everything in Tokyo that you're likely there to see (as well as the down town) is an hour or more away by train, and 30 min or more by taxi. However, if you're thinking you're just going to take a taxi everywhere, you might as well spend more money closer to the center of Kyoto, as it was ~4000 yen to get anywhere from the house. Besides that, the sleeping situation was good, and the host was kind enough to provide us with tea, a heated toilet, and a warm place to sleep.