From the bottom of the composition, a narrow path emerges from the clouds, rising sharply through the mountainside before it disappears beyond the horizon line. Located on a connecting road to northern Kyoto, this treacherous ascent was ultimately deemed too steep for travel. The Meiji-period tunnel built in its place still stands today. Off to the top right, Hiroshige identifies the arch between two rock formations as a stone beam, a topographical detail likely informed by travel guides (meishoki) or other artistic iterations of Kanegasaka. Today, the former Tanba Province belongs to central Kyoto Prefecture and east-central Hyogo Prefecture.