|Haiden of Hakone Jinja|
|Dedicated to||Hakone Gongen|
|Address||80-1 Hakone-machi, Ashigarushimo District, Kanagawa|
The primary kami of Hakone Shrine are
According to shrine tradition, Hakone-jinja was founded in 757 during the reign of Emperor Kōshō. The original shrine was at the summit of Mount Komagatake. The shrine was relocated to the shores of Lake Ashi; and its current form dates to 1667.
The shrine was burned down by the forces of Toyotomi Hideyoshi during the Battle of Odawara. it was reconstructed by Tokugawa Ieyasu and given a grant of 200 koku of revenue. The Tokugawa shogunate continued to support the shrine.
Hakone Shrine has a small museum, in which are displayed a number of the shrine’s treasures. These include five items which are ranked as national Important Cultural Property.
The main festival of the shrine is held annually on August 1.
- Kotodamaya.com, "Hakone Jinja"; retrieved 2013-1-27.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Hakone Gongen-jinja" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 279.
- The date of Hakone Shrine’s foundation is unknown, and although apparently very ancient, its name does not appear in any of the Rikkokushi official chronicles nor the Engishiki records.
- Giesen, Walter. (2012). Japan, p. 259.
- Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1959). The Imperial House of Japan, pp. 125.
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