Hakone Shrine

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  • Address: 80-1 Motohakone, Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0522, Japan
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +81-460837123
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Historical Site, Family And Kids

Along the shores of Lake Ashi, at the foot of Mount Hakone is the serene Hakone Shrine. Legend says that the Priest Mangan, who is responsible for establising this shrine, calmed down the nine-headed dragon god that lived in the bottom of Lake Ashi. . The Kuzuryu Shrine is a sub-shrine of the Hakone Shrine, dedicated to the nine-headed dragon god. The Japanese Shinto Shrine was known for good luck for the visiting generals, 1200 years from now. There are three kami or spirits that are worshipped in this shrine, collectively known as Hakone Okami. The shrine today has gained popularity amongst those who wish for power, as well as, women who wish for a good marriage. While the shrine is beautiful at all times throughout the year, seeing in shrouded in mist will leave you completely awestruck.

  • Entry is free.

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  • Hakone Shrine Address: 80-1 Motohakone, Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0522, Japan
  • Hakone Shrine Contact Number: +81-460837123
  • Hakone Shrine Timing: 24-hrs
  • Hakone Shrine Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Hakone Shrine(preferred time): 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Hakone Shrine: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 92.31% of people who visit Hakone include Hakone Shrine in their plan

  • 25.68% of people start their Hakone Shrine visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Hakone Shrine

Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

93.38% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Hakone Shrine

People normally club together Motohakone and Gora Park while planning their visit to Hakone Shrine.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Japan has a lot of beautiful shrine - This is THE most beautiful shrine we have seen in entire Japan trip - Hakone. If you lucky also get nice Fuji mountain view. Definitely picture perfection. We went 5am before the crowed started, a quiet long walk into Hakone shrine, this one build right around the water (going down a smaller side road, lucky we have wifi with google map). One of the best picture I ever took.

  • As a Shrine and Temple addict a 4/5 is excellent. Surroundings are to die for as this is in the Hakone National Park and wow is it beautiful. This however is a review of the shrine itself. Beautiful Torii both in the water and at the entrances to the shrine. Right on the water with beautiful views of the lake and a general feeling of being in nature. I would have given it a 5 but there is not much variety in the landscaping or in the buildings to warrant a 5. However it is a pleasant place with scenic beauty and a interesting history. Do not go to Hakone just for this, but if you go to Hakone try and make it here. It was worth it in the end. Please arrive before 4pm (Unless you can see in the dark.) Otherwise a charming place in a charming area. Grounds are of medium size and it can get crowded as well. As usual the earlier you go in the day the better it will be. Edit: more pics from the camera

  • This is a tourist area; so a lot of people walking along the route. Also you might see individuals taking photos at the shrine. They have 3 types of goushins (red stamps) you can collect and a lot of things to purchase. There is a wishing well located at the top—make sure you purchase the special paper at the amulet area. Write your wish down and place it in the water near the 9 headed dragon fountain.

  • A must visit at Hakone. Though some renovations are still in progress, you can still check out the beautiful nature, the thousand years old trees and the calm and serene lake ashi.

  • Amazing place! The temple is up the hill and another gate is near the lake. We walked around the temple alongside with the lake and it is perfectly peaceful.

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  • can you walk around

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    • Yes, Hakone Shrine is a beautiful place to walk around and you can capture the views of the lake and other natural scenery. 

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