Another accommodation that I aimed to book is Tsurunoyu Onsen. Japanese categorized this accommodation as ‘minshuku’, family operated Japanese-style bed and breakfast. I would say that Tsurunoyu Onsen isn’t a luxurious property, but there are something rustic and traditional which you can’t find if you stay in luxury hotels.
I am planning to have a winter vacation in Japan around February next year. Despite I haven’t issued any air ticket yet, there are some accommodations that I book way in advance. One of them is Hotel Gajoen Tokyo.