Hakone Shrine (Hakone Jinja)4.5
Hakone Shrine is a major shinto shrine which is located on the shore of Lake Ashi-no-ko in Hakone Town, Kanagawa Prefecture. This ancient shrine, which is said to be established in 757 A.D., three major gods of Hakone Mountains i.e. Ninigi-no-mikoto, Konohanasakuya-hime and Hikohohodemi-no-mikoto. It is famous as a spiritual energy site and people belive that you attract good luck with money, love, competition, safe delivery and general luck visiting the shrine and the Kuzuryu(Nine-headed Dragon)-jinja Shrine which stands next to it.
On board a sightseeing boat on the lake, you can view the lakefront Torii gate of the shrine with Mt.Fuji in the background. Another gate of the shrine, which stands over the main street with Mt. Koma-ga-take in the background, is famous for the runners of the Hakone Ekiden (the Tokyo-Hakone Round Trip College Ekiden-relay Race) go through.
Purposeshould go,spiritual places,world heritage,Japanese resort,shrine/temple,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Hakone Yumoto Sta. (about 7.8km) Google Transit
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4.04 months ago
Beautiful place. Would easily give 5 stars if we could have went down to the waterfront. There was a lot of people all wearing a mask and enjoying the scenery. Hakone is a huge tourist area. At the end of all the windy roads to get there it is still worth the trip.
5.0a year ago
Very nice place to visit. We went on kind of a rainy/overcast day but it was still very nice. There was hardly anyone there so it was nice to get to experience it with out a big crowd there. If you can go during the week that seems to be the best time to go.
4.0a month ago
Beautiful scenery. The trees are so old and big! A lot of stairs, so wheel chair and baby stroller will not work. I hold my 1 year old with baby carrier, a workout but worth it. Lovely place.
4.02 months ago
Serene shrine in the midst of tourist congestion. You should pay attention to the trees and bushes adorning the shrine buildings on a steep hill. Some are thousands of years old. There is a hiking way along the lake at the foot of the shrine.
5.07 months ago
It’s still crowded despite the pandemic. Would avoid during long weekends. Otherwise, its still the perfect getaway a stone’s throw away from Tokyo.