We booked this guest house from its web site but when we arrived there, we were shocked. As we were entering the wooden house, the noren (the Japanese cloth pinned at the upper side of the door frame) was dirty and torn.
We were greeted by a sleepy guy. And when we were walking in, the hallway smelled like toilet (the toilets are at the end of the hallway). When we entered the room, the sheets looked like it hadn't been changed with new ones and there were wrinkles everywhere. And there was a used towel on the hanger! We could hear the guests from the next room talking, and the room door cannot be locked.
At the common room the host was having a small party - a few people looked drunk.
On the web site they said they had their own shower room, but we found out that they didn't --guests had to go to an outside public bath (sento) nearby.