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Shrine Hakone-jinja Shrine

Hakone-jinja Shrine
A prominent “power spot” in Kanto that is characterized by a solemn atmosphere.

Hakone-jinja Shrine is an old grand shrine constructed during the Nara Period (in757) by Mangan Shonin (a priest involved in ascetic practices on Mt. Hakone) in response to a call by the Hakone Okami.

Deeply worshipped by Minamoto no Yoritomo, and revered among prominent members of the warrior class, including Hojo clan regents and Sengoku (Warring States) period general Tokugawa Ieyasu, the shrine developed as base for shugendo religious practices. In modern times, the shrine has become a place of worship for the common people after the Hakone road conditions improved, and Mt. Hakone worship has become increasingly popular as the Hakone-jinja Shrine is believed to house deities that can effectively replace bad with good fortune, fulfill earnest wishes and ensure safety on the road.

The approach to the shrine is lined with old cedar trees, some of which 600-800 years old, and the himeshara pure forest behind the shrine has been designated a Kanagawa Prefecture Natural Monument. Lake Ashinoko can be seen reflecting Mt. Fuji in the distance, and the shrine is thus surrounded by magnificent natural scenery.

Facility Outline

Worship Hours:No restrictions
Gate opening time 5:00 - 18:00 (April - November)
6:00 - 17:00 (December - March)
Usage Fee:Free of charge
Parking:Available  
* Parking lot opening hours: 7:00 - 17:00 (all year)
Foreign Languages Accommodated:None
Address:Moto-Hakone 80-1, Hakone Town, Ashigarashimo County, Kanagawa Prefecture
Tel:0460-83-7123
Website:http://hakonejinja.or.jp
“Heiwa-no-torii” Shinto Gateway and Mt. Fuji  as Sacred Mountain
“Heiwa-no-torii” Shinto Gateway and Mt. Fuji as Sacred Mountain
Kuzuryu-jinja Shingu Shrine and Ryujin Mizusha (where visitors cleanse themselves and the office that administrates the shrine.)
Kuzuryu-jinja Shingu Shrine and Ryujin Mizusha (where visitors cleanse themselves and the office that administrates the shrine.)