Hakone Shrine stands at the foot of Mount Hakone along the shores of Ashi-lake. The shrine buildings are hidden in the dense forest, but are well advertised by its huge Torii gate, one standing prominently in the lake and two others over the main street of Moto-Hakone.
A path leads from the torii gate in Ashi-lake up a series of steps flanked by lanterns through the forest to the main building of the shrine, which sits peacefully among the tall trees. The shrine is beautiful throughout the year, and is particularly breathtaking when shrouded in mist.
Hakone Shrine has a small museum, in which are displayed a number of the shrine’s treasures. These include five items which are ranked as national Important Cultural Property.
Hakone jinjya; shrine
80-1, Motohakone, Hakone-machi, Ashikagamoto-gun, Kanagawa