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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Amaterasu

Amaterasu (天照), Amaterasu-Omikami (天照大神/天照大御神/天照皇大神) or Ohirume-no-muchi-no-kami (大日孁貴神) is a part of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the Shinto religion. She is seen as the goddess of the sun, but also of the universe. The name Amaterasu derived from Amateru means "shining in heaven". The meaning of her whole name, Amaterasu-?mikami, is "the great august kami (god) who shines in the heaven". According to the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki in Japanese mythology, the Emperors of Japan are considered to be direct descendants of Amaterasu.

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