The Hakone Shrine is a Japanese Shinto shrine founded in the Nara period (710-784) by Mangan-Syonin. It enshrines three primary Kami(Gots) known as the Hakone Okimi collectively. Mangan-Syonin was the first Buddhist monk who syncretized Shinto God and Buddha in the Japanese history. After climbing up the stone steps surrounded by many cider trees, you reach in front of the beautiful main hall with the holly fresh air.
Then going down to the Ashi Lake along the stone steps, you will find a big Torii Gate standing in the lake. Visitors always make a long line to get the photogenic site exclusively.
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