Welcome to what we intend to be a continuing series where we examine the collision between our expectations for someplace or something — and the hard truth of reality.  In this case, we examine a townhouse or “machiya” we rented for six nights and seven days in Kyoto.  Click here to see the listing we found on VRBO (one of our many short-term apartment rental sites).  And click play to see what the place turned out to be like.