Hakone Shrine

Hakone Shrine

Hakone Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Shizuoka prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Hakone Ohkami ( three gods of Mt. Hakome ). This shrine is famous for its beautiful scenery in the season of colored leaves.

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Name Hakone Shrine
"箱根神社・九頭龍神社新宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 80-1, Motohakone, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa, Japan
"神奈川県足柄下郡箱根町元箱根80-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 28-minute drive from the Numazu I.C. on the Tomei Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0460-83-7123

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Komainu

Komainu (狛犬), often called lion-dogs in English, are statue pairs of lion-like creatures either guarding the entrance or the inner shrine of many Japanese Shinto shrines or kept inside the inner shrine itself, where they are not visible to the public. The first type, born during the Edo period, is called sando komainu (参道狛犬 visiting road Komainu), the second and much older type jinnai komainu (陣内狛犬 shrine inside komainu). They can sometimes be found also at Buddhist temples, nobility residences or even private homes.

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