Little Miyanoshita was really a chance encounter this time round. I usually stay in the bigger towns in Hakone but due to our haphazard fly-in-two-weeks schedule we were out of options.
Quiet enough to make us feel that we were really in the mountains but not lacking in the Lawsons and 7-elevens.
A lot of the eateries and shops were old, and looked like there have been there for a very long time.
Of course one does not mention Miyanoshita without talking about the Fujiya Hotel.
I don't know how something can succeed in being so Japanese and Western at the same time.
Built in 1878, I find it rare that it's still a fully functioning hotel.
And I really liked that they were not afraid to leave things as they were.