The stone Buddha statues along the National Route 1 are important cultural assets of Japan. It is said that in the past, travelers feared this area’s frequent volcanic activities; therefore, people built stone Buddha statues and monuments praying for the safety of travelers.More details
Learn About Japanese Traditions in Hakone!
Recommended by Kanagawa Prefecture
Western Area 5h
This tour provides you a learning experience of Hakone's history and traditions. Please note that this tour is meant for intermediate-level tourists, not for first-time visitors to Hakone.Add to trip planner 14
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 ...More details
The current Hakone Checkpoint was rebuilt based on the “Report of the Restoration of Sōsyu Hakone Checkpoint in 1865” discovered in 1983, as well as in accordance with findings from excavation and research around the site, and has been open to the public since April 2007. Along with the restoration of the checkpoint buildings, including the main guardhouse, the senior guard lounge, and the f...More details
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