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The Seven Lucky Gods worshipped in Japan. How about going around and visiting them in Hakone?

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The Seven Lucky Gods (Shichifukujin) refer to Gods that bring luck and have been worshipped in Japan even now. Enjoy the beautiful Hakone scenery, enjoy the local snacks and have a nice stroll as you go around the shrines. How about praying for a favor from the Gods?

Hakone’s Seven Lucky Gods

Go around the seven shrines and get your stamps. You can get your stamp collection passbook at Hakone Shrine, and colored paper at the Sanno Shrine office and Shugenji Temple.

Daikokuten – Shugenji Temple Hakone

Brought to Japan along with esoteric Buddhism. Prayed to for food, wealth matters.

Access: Alight at Hatajuku after a 15min ride from Hakone-yumoto station via the Hakone Tozan bus (K Route)
Address: Ashigara, Shimogun, Hatajuku 167-2
Tel No: 0460-85-5237

Ebisuten – Hakone Shrine

It is said that this God carries a fishing pole and carp around, and is prayed to for success in business and fisheries. The only God out of the seven Gods to be from Japan.

Access: Alight at Moto Hakone Minato after a 38min ride from Hakone-yumoto station via the Hakone Tozan bus (H Route) and take a 10 min walk
Address: Ashigara, Shimogun, Hakonemachi Moto-hakone 80-1
Tel No: 0460-83-7123

Hoteison – Hakone Kokufukuin Temple

Modeled after a Zen priest that existed in China during the Tang Dynasty, it is also said to be the manifestation of Maitreya. A chubby figure carrying a huge sack is said to deliver fortune.

Access: Alight at Moto Hakone after a 33min ride from Hakone-yumoto station via the Hakone Tozan bus (H Route) and take a 5 min walk
Address: Ashigara, Shimogun, Hakonemachi Moto-hakone 26
Tel No: 0460-83-6612

Jurojin – Hakone Honkanji Temple

God of Taoism, and is the manifestation of the Old Man of the South Pole, and is said to bring longevity and happiness.

Access: Alight at Hakonemachi after a 41 min ride from Hakone-yumoto station via the Hakone Tozan bus (H Route) and take a 10 min walk
Address: Ashigara, Shimogun, Hakonemachi, Hakone 223
Tel No: 0460-83-7686

Bishamonten – Hakone Komagata Shrine

One of the four heavenly kings. Has its roots in Buddhism and is said to be the God of courage and faith.

Access: Alight at Hakonemachi after a 41 min ride from Hakone-yumoto station via the Hakone Tozan bus (H Route) and take a 20 min walk
Address: Ashigara, Shimogun, Hakonemachi, Hakone, Ashigawa 290
Tel No: 0460-83-7659

Benzaiten – Hakone Ajigaike Pond Benzai

Benzaiten is often famous for holding a pipa, but he has the body of a snake and head of a woman here. Worshipped as the God of the arts and wisdom in Japan.

Access: Alight at Higashi Ashi-no-yu after a 26 min ride from Hakone-yumoto station via the Hakone Tozan bus (H Route) and take a 5 min walk
Address: Ashigara, Shimogun, Hakonemachi, Hakone, Ashinoyu 8
Tel No: 0460-83-6531 (Kinokuniya)

Fukurokuji – Hakone Sanno Shrine

Said to be a very smart Chinese God, and prayed to for happiness and longevity.

Access: Alight at Kowakien after a 18 min ride from Hakone-yumoto station via the Hakone Tozan bus (H Route) and take a 1 min walk
Address: Ashigara, Shimogun, Hakonemachi, Ninotaira 1297
Tel No: 0460-82-4126 (Hakone Shichifukujin Association Office)

 

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