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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5.04 months ago

The nice shrine gate. Many people go to visit and take photos. The surroundings are eye soothing. The visitors who love to visit calm and quiet place, can pick this spot out the choices. The amazing thing is that the spot changes it’s beauty type in seasons.

4.0a week 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.

4.04 months ago

It looks really nice and peaceful. The autumn leaves gives the place more charm! But my suggestion is if you are moving from Tokyo please don’t go there on public holidays or weekends, you will need 1/2 hour extra time just to take the photo in the shrine gate in the water as there a line to take the photo. During autumn the place is a bit windy, so extra jacket would be handy! All the parking lots nearby are about 1000 yen, but close to the shrine theres a cafe parking where you can park if its free.

5.08 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.

5.03 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.

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