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This is a nice spot in the forest. The shrine was nice and not too crowded, you could wash your hands (japanese ritual) in a cool dragon fountain.
At the lake is the water torii gate. There was a queue to get a photo there,...More
Most people would probably come here to take a photo with the Torii facing the lake. It's a very scenic shot and there's an orderly line to take a photo, so that's good. Once in front, just ask the person behind you to help snap...More
Hakone Shrine was great. I went from Tokyo and took a bullet train to a bus. It took about an hour and a half to get there. You walk through the forest and see the big red arches and walk up the stairs and there...More
The shrine is quite large, and home of the famous Torii by the lake. It's a stunning area surrounded by wilderness. If you walk past (coming from the South side) the very intimidating staircase (50 or so steps up), you'll come to where you can...More
Japan is steeped in history and this is not to be missed! We found Japan easy to navigate, with many subtitles in English on Street Signs, Trains, and Roadways. Love how they have passed their history down from one generation to the next!
The temple is located in the woods but is like every other temple you can see in a Japan trip. Wonderful the torii on the lake but there were too many people: there was the queue to make a selfie and people that takes many...More
A must see place near lake Ashi in Hakone. We arrived at dusk and were lucky to see the golden hour of the day, we witnessed the majestic views of the sunlit shrine, and the magic of the place as the sun went down and...More