Events and Festivals in Hakone

  • Hakone Ekiden: This is one of the most well-known university relay marathon races of the year held between Tokyo and Hakone in Japan on January 2nd and 3rd.
  • Lake Ashi Festival: Held on July 31st every year at Hakone Shrine, this festival honors the nine-headed dragon that is said to be residing in Lake Ashi.
  • Hakone Daimyo Gyoretsu: Held every year on November 3rd, this parade is to pay tribute to the procession that used to follow the local lord on his travels, during the Edo Period.
  • Fuji Shibazakura Festival: This festival of flowers is held yearly from April through May, when moss phlox bloom in abundance over Mount Fuji, giving it a pink blanket.

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