I will be in Kyoto for a couple of nights and have one night free to go out (it'll be a Friday night). I am having one meal at my ryokan so the other one I would like to experience a good local's place that has good food and is fun. Someone recommended that I go to Pontocho Alley and try to sit outside on the tatami mat balconies overlooking the water. I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations? Thank you.