Hakone is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. As of June 2012, the city had an estimated populace of 13,492, and a population density of one hundred forty five people in keeping with km². The overall place is 92.Eighty two km². Hakone has been distinctive as a Japanese National Geopark by using the Japanese Geoparks Network. Hakone is to a incredible diploma seemed as a traveller vacation spot; Mt. Fuji may be visible while taking an afternoon experience from Tokyo. In addition to warm springs, museums and other endeavor activities, Hakone is understood for its surroundings at some point of all four seasons.
Hakone is the place of a noted Shinto shrine, the Hakone Gongen, that is mentioned in Heian period literature. During the Genpei War, Minamoto no Yoritomo prayed at this shrine for victory over his enemies, after his defeat at the Battle of Ishibashiyama, which was fought in neighboring Manazuru. As with the relaxation of Sagami Province, the vicinity came beneath the manipulate of the later Hojo clan of Odawara during the Sengoku period. After the start of the Edo duration, Hakone-juku turned into a submit station on the Tokaido toll road connecting Edo with Kyoto. It was also the web site of a chief barrier and reputable checkpoint at the direction referred to as the Hakone.