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Hakone-jinja Shrine

In 757 during the Nara Period (the first year of the Tenpyo-hoji Era), the holy priest Mangan received a divine message from the deity Hakone no Okami and afterward enshrined three great deities at the current shrine's site. During Sakanoue no Tamuramaro's eastern expedition, he made a visit to pray at the shrine, and upon the answering of his prayers Hakone-jinja Shrine received the faith and support of the shogun. From the medieval period onward, the shrine received the veneration of various shogun as a central place to pray in the Kanto region.

Access: Approx. 38 min. from Hakone-Yumoto Stn. to Moto-Hakone-ko bus stop via Hakone Tozan Bus (H Route), then approx. 10 min. on foot from there
Tel: +81-460-83-7123 Address: 80-1 Moto-Hakone
Hours:
Note: Hours and holidays may vary during certain times of the year at some shops. We recommend calling to confirm availability before visiting.

Hakone Kuzuryu-no-mori Park

This park, situated amidst the natural shoreside scenery near Hakone's Lake Ashi that changes throughout the four seasons, is home to abundant greenery and numerous wild, flowering plants. Visitors can enjoy birdwatching, leisurely strolls and more. In addition, park-goers can make a pilgrimage to Kuzuryu-jinja Shrine, which is famous as a power spot and for its matchmaking deity.

Access: Take the bus (T Route) for approx. 34 min. from Hakone-Yumoto Stn. to Togendai bus stop, then take an Odakyu Hakone Highway Bus (bound for Hakone-en) for approx. 10 min. until Pikunikku Gaaden (Fuji Ashinoko Panorama Paaku) bus stop
Tel: Address: 139 Moto-Hakone
Hours: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (hours may vary by season), Open year-round
Note: Hours and holidays may vary during certain times of the year at some shops. We recommend calling to confirm availability before visiting.

Sengokuhara Suwa-jinja Shrine

The Shinto boiling water lion dance, which has been selected as an intangible national cultural asset, is performed every year at Sengokuhara Suwa-jinja Shrine on March 27.

Access: Approx. 23 min. from Hakone-Yumoto Stn. via Hakone Tozan Bus (T Route), near Sengoku bus stop
Tel: Address: 100 Sengokuhara
Hours: Open at all times
Note: Hours and holidays may vary during certain times of the year at some shops. We recommend calling to confirm availability before visiting.

Hakone Mototsumiya Shrine

Located at the summit of Mount Komagatake, a deity riding a white horse is said to have descended to earth here near the red torii gate. This event is commemorated by the shrine's Bako-seki (lit. "horse-descent stone").

Access: Take a bus (T Route) from Hakone-Yumoto Stn. for approx. 34 min. to Togendai bus stop, then take an Odakyu Hakone Highway Bus (bound for Hakone-en) for approx. 15 min. to Hakone-en bus stop, then take the Komagatake Ropeway to Komagatake Stn. and walk for 5 min. from there
Tel: Address: 80-1 Moto-Hakone
Hours: Open at all times
Note: Hours and holidays may vary during certain times of the year at some shops. We recommend calling to confirm availability before visiting.

Kuzuryu-jinja Shrine

A subordinate shrine of Hakone-jinja Shrine, Kuzuryu-jinja Shrine is divided into a "Shingu" (new shrine) and "Hongu" (main shrine), whose deities offer luck regarding money, good fortune, and matchmaking.

Access: Approx. 34 min. from Hakone-Yumoto Stn. to Togendai bus stop via Hakone Tozan Bus (T Route), then approx. 30 min. on foot from there
Tel: Address: 144 Moto-Hakone
Hours: Open at all times
Note: Hours and holidays may vary during certain times of the year at some shops. We recommend calling to confirm availability before visiting.