Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu

Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu

Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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A striking red gate along the water designates the entrance to this ancient shrine, perched atop Mt. Komagatake, and reachable by cable car or foot.
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  • Zimminaroundtheworld
    Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,955 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shrine is Beautiful but Tourism ruins it
    Hakone Shine is absolutely beautiful. It's very picturesque deep in the woods with giant cedar trees. The Torii Gate floating in the water is surrounded by beautiful scenes of the lake and mountains. Unfortunately, it's become so popular, everyone comes out to see the Torii Gate. A simple photographer like me who just wants to get a quick photo of the shrine has to be patient as there is a long line of people waiting to take photos. The day I went, it was like an hour wait. There were groups of people taking photos. First they would take a selfie, then group photo, then a photo with other people, it was just ridiculous. This attraction deserves 5 stars, but tourism has ruined it.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 30, 2023
  • T D
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania4,373 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful shrines
    We took a private tour to Hakone Shrine and enjoyed it very much. Since it was a colder December day, the crowds weren’t too bad - and manageable. Area is clean, has rest rooms as well. You have to take a few steps uphill to see the main shrine but very worth it. Area is shaded and Zen.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 23, 2023
  • Susan T
    Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin599 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice shrine to see
    It was a rainy day so we took the pirate ship to visit this shrine. Even though we were soaking wet, w had to see this shrine. It was toward the end of the day so we took a break at one of the convenience stores.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 8, 2024
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travlnfam4
Yokosuka, Japan33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Located in Lake Ashi. It was a nice walk around the area. There was a line to take a picture in front of the shrine, but you have to visit at the exact time of the day, otherwise the sun is behind you and it is difficult to get a nice/clear picture without you being a silhouette.
Written April 9, 2021
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,955 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Hakone Shine is absolutely beautiful. It's very picturesque deep in the woods with giant cedar trees. The Torii Gate floating in the water is surrounded by beautiful scenes of the lake and mountains. Unfortunately, it's become so popular, everyone comes out to see the Torii Gate. A simple photographer like me who just wants to get a quick photo of the shrine has to be patient as there is a long line of people waiting to take photos. The day I went, it was like an hour wait. There were groups of people taking photos. First they would take a selfie, then group photo, then a photo with other people, it was just ridiculous. This attraction deserves 5 stars, but tourism has ruined it.
Written July 30, 2023
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Safariholic
Horsham, UK2,141 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
A famous shrine with its enormous 'torii' (Red Wood) Gate set a few yards into the Ashi Lake.

Were it not overrun with 200 or more Locals and Visiting Tourists (all taking Selfies, and in pairs, then several Group Shots), we might have been able to savour the tranquil atmosphere, but it was, so we didn't. 25+ minutes long of a queue, when we only had an Hour, made it pointless.

We looked, read the signs, smiled, took the best Image we could manage and left.

We were there in the early afternoon - hopeless. This is a first thing or nothing Attraction.

The weather on this particular Day was grey overcast rainy and grim (shortly before Typhoon Hagibis hit), which reduced Visitor Numbers considerably !!
Written August 10, 2020
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Chloe F
93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We went in early January so there was lots of people waiting in line to get a picture, glad we did wait because the photo is amazing. Gonna be one of the best travel photo. Many hot snacks store around. Cool place to hang out.
Written January 10, 2020
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Susan T
Mount Pleasant, WI599 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
It was a rainy day so we took the pirate ship to visit this shrine. Even though we were soaking wet, w had to see this shrine. It was toward the end of the day so we took a break at one of the convenience stores.
Written May 8, 2024
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T D
Philadelphia, PA4,373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We took a private tour to Hakone Shrine and enjoyed it very much. Since it was a colder December day, the crowds weren’t too bad - and manageable. Area is clean, has rest rooms as well. You have to take a few steps uphill to see the main shrine but very worth it. Area is shaded and Zen.
Written December 23, 2023
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Njeri W
Atlanta, GA184 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Due to Covid, the shrine gate in the water was roped off. However the rest of the shrine was open and provided enough space that people could social-distance. This is a great stop when visiting the Hakone area.
Written June 20, 2020
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JennyValdi
Jacksonville, FL68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
You have to go see it because it really is striking. But we timed it wrong. Did not have time to wait in the 1+ hour line to get our pic with it since we needed to be on the last pirate ship departure back to our hotel. We just hopped to the front and took a pic from the side while those in line switched places. Wish we’d had time to wait in the queue so we could be in the pic but just didn’t have time.
Written April 27, 2023
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doctoyou
Makawao, HI596 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
This is below a temple that is worth a brief visit (esp if someone in your party stays in line while you go up the hill).
It’s nice and on the tourist agenda but not a particularly pretty torii but it’s on the water’s edge and bright orange. Don’t confuse it for the main large ones over the street on each side of town. About a 10 min easy walk around the lake. Toilets avail at the temple.
Written January 23, 2020
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itd-be-rude-not-to
Sydney, Australia376 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
There is usually a line to get a photo at this shrine, but it seems to move rather quickly and its worth the wait.

A torii is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the mundane to the sacred.
Written August 28, 2019
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