Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, Hakone-machi

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Tucked away on the forested shores of Lake Ashi, Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu stands as one of the nation's major Shinto sites. Founded originally in the 8th century, the complex includes buildings that date back to the 1660s. The grounds feature an array of wooden structures with swooping rooftops and a distinctive black-and-red color scheme, all surrounded by dense cedar woods. Note that many dragons and dragon-like creatures from Japanese mythology adorn the interiors of the shrine's buildings, intended to protect the site from evil spirits. Don't miss the entryway of the main shrine--this red gate, just offshore in the waters of the lake, represents one of the most iconic scenes anywhere in the country. For Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu and beyond, use our Hakone-machi road trip app to get the most from your Hakone-machi vacation.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Reed, on the shores of Lake, surrounded by green forest with views of the water, ready to be washed. Recently, is a spin-off of the Kuzuryu shrine is famous? Also in your environment and can be two places at the same time visit to handy
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  • October 3, 2017
    The door of the Temple, which adds a touch of beauty to the landscape. Place of calm and serenity in nature at the edge of the water
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  • October 3, 2017
    I went for the September I, of Kuzuryu ryujin, Shingu Hakone shrine's well water spouts out"Dragon". On the so-called year without a few times but Omizutori, and 21:00-during the 23 and the Omizutori at night so it was. Quaint atmosphere, the and the that night to go to the shrine itself was lantern is lit near the stairs to the environment and the environment in the 21 30 people came about 10 people in the 21:30. So though there are lanterns and a hand feet dark flashlight is essential.
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  • June 18, 2017
    Very peaceful and scenic temple. Must visit if staying in hakone. Remember, toss coin, clap twice and pray.
  • April 7, 2017
    A beautiful shrine surrounded by huge trees making it very peaceful and serene. The dragon fountain is amazing. It is a good place to visit after the ship ride across lake Ashi. You can make amazing photos if the weather is nice.
  • May 13, 2017
    A must go shrine if you're visiting Hakone, quiet and magical place. Especially the famous torii gate where everybody need to take pictures with!
  • April 6, 2017
    A nice little shrine to come visit after doing the trip around Hakone. The shrine itself is nothing too special (from a touristic point of view) but it's setting surrounded by huge cedar trees makes it worth a visit.
  • May 18, 2017
    Beautiful and picturesque shrine on the Hakone lakeside, not even 5-10 minutes away from Moto-Hakone. Do note that it's busy even on really rainy days, so plan accordingly.

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