Hakone-jinja shrine dates back to the year 757. Many military commanders prayed at this shrine devotedly, which brought it fame throughout the country. Another group of worshippers were travelers, who regularly visited the Hakone area, and often came here to pray for a safe trip. Even today, the shrine boasts numerous visitors from various places, who have the chance to learn about the shrine's history at the shrine treasure house (homotsuden), or see the “red gate of peace” (heiwa no torii) standing proud and tall in Ashinoko Lake. Also, besides the monthly and seasonal festivals and celebrations, a special event, Ashinoko Summer Festival Week, is held every year from the end of July to the beginning of August, during which visitors get to observe a magnificent fireworks display with as many as 18,500 fireworks dancing in the night sky above Ashinoko Lake.
Visit to shrine possible at any time
Treasure House: 9:00-16:30 (last admission 16:00)
Open year-round (the treasure house closes when changing exhibits)
30 minutes to 1 hour
Accepted Credit Cards
Hakone Tozan Bus (Hakone-jinja-iriguchi 150)
Ride the Hakone Tozan bus (Lines H, K) bound for Motohakone/Hakonemachi from Hakone Yumoto Station (OH51); after about 40 minutes, get off at Hakone-jinja-iriguchi bus stop (150); walk for 10 minutes
Visit to the shrine: free of charge
Treasure house (Homotsuden): adults: 500 yen, elementary school students: 300 yen
Freepass Discount Information
*Information may be in Japanese.
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*Useable only for transfers in Hakone or to the Odakyu Line or the Odawara Hakone Highway Bus.