Hakone-jinja Shrine (Kuzuryu-jinja Shrine) | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

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[Hakone-jinja Shrine (Kuzuryu-jinja Shrine)]

The torii gate standing on the lake against the background of Mt. Fuji looks just like a painting

Hakone-jinja Shrine was a local Shinto deity of the Kanto region worshiped by warriors, such as Yoritomo Minamoto and Ieyasu Tokugawa. When the Tokaido was developed and people passed by, the shrine became an important site in the folk religion, where they would stop on their travels and pray for safety. The path leads from the vermilion gate of peace constructed on Lake Ashinoko, renowned for its scenery, to the main shrine building. Inside the precincts is the new shrine of Kuzuryu-jinja Shrine, which is dedicated to Kuzuryu Okami, a poisonous dragon that used to live in the lake and torture people, and which was later exorcised.
Address Motohakone 80-1, Hakone Town, Ashigarashimo County, Kanagawa
Phone +81-460-83-7123 (Japanese only)
Hours 24 hours
Holidays Open Everyday
Fee Free for precincts
Access Take the Izu Hakone Bus bound for Moto-hakone / Hakone-machi from "Odawara Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 60 minutes, alight at "Hakone-jinja Iriguchi" and walk for approx. 10 minutes.
URL http://hakonejinja.or.jp/

updated on Mar 26, 2018

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