Hakone-jinja Shrine

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Description

Hakone Shrine has been considered to be one of the most prestigious shrines in the Kanto region and is the site of prayers for traffic safety, realization of wishes, and good luck/expelling bad luck. The origin of the shrine dates back to the reign of Emperor Kōshō, about 2,400 years ago, when the holy priest Shosen was enshrined as the object of worship in Komagatake, Hakone, which since that time has became the most sacred site for mountain worship in the Kanto area. In 757, the holy priest Mangan established the village shrine to enshrine the Great God of Hakone in the current location. The Hakone Shrine’s traditional “Kosui” (late water) festival held every summer derived from the historical legend that Mangan defeated the nine-headed dragon that had been troubling the people by often blowing up storms, and enshrined it as the dragon god of Ashinoko Lake. The area surrounded by the rich natural environment such as Ashinoko Lake, the old cedars, and the pure forest of hime-syara stewartia, a designated natural monument, is considered to be one of the major spiritual spots in Hakone.

Detailed information

Address

80-1 Motohakone Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa-ken

Phone Number

0460-83-7123

Business Hours

Museum 9:00~16:00

Holidays

Open every day

Costs

Shrine = Free Museum = Adults / 500 yen, Children / 300 yen

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