Hakone Shrine

Sightseeing information about Hakone Shrine in Japan.

Hakone Shrine (Hakone Jinja)4.5

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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.

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5.03 months 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.

5.07 months ago

This shrine is stunning. It's an easy walk from the ship landing through the town and up the street to the shrine and once you are there, you'll know because the entrance can't be missed. It's a gorgeous walk past some very ancient trees and up some stairs to the main shrine area.

The tori gate on the water is a photo opportunity none missed and there was a long line to have a photo taken there.

5.04 months ago

Loved the location. On the banks of a beautiful lake. It is the location that sets it apart from other usual shrines in Japan.
And that Torii gate surrounded by water just doesnt stop you from being amazed and feel a sense of calm as if it is a door to heaven.⛩

5.04 months ago

one of your option if you want to take picture with red gate is locating at lake. climb the stair and you will find the shrine. you can ask for the stamp and the calligraphy for 1K yen(not sure, you better ask them)

5.03 months ago

The place is very wide which is not only full of history but also good for friends and family getaway.

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