Antique Japanese Photograph: The photo depicts a street in Miyanoshita.
Tinted Albumen photo, thin paper. Zize: 10 x 7,9 inches. Scarce Photo from app. 1880, good condition.
Minor creasing at left side.
Miyanoshita (宮ノ下?) is an onsen in the town of Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The hot springs have been an attraction for tourists and pleasure-seekers for hundreds of years going back to the beginning of the Edo period. The town is situated on a plateau in the Hayakawa River valley.
Miyanoshita is one of the Seven Hot Springs of Hakone (Hakone Nanayu). During his tour of Japan in 1873 the Emperor Meiji stayed at a hotel here. The town is also home to the Sōtō temple Jōsen-ji.