Late
Jul
~
Early
Aug

Hakone Ashinoko Summer Festival

Free

Held every year, this summer nights festival incorporates a series of local festivals held around the water’s edge of Lake Ashi.

July 31st: The Kosui Festival – Held to honour the nine-headed dragon who once lived in the lake and was eventually tamed by a monk to protect the locals. There is usually a fireworks display in the evening and lanterns set afloat on the lake.

August 1st: Hakone Shrine Reidai Festival – Held to pray for the shrine and its visitors. There are kendo displays, poetry and often fireworks in the evening.

August 2nd: Gojinkousai Festival – Traditional Japanese boats set sail on the lake.

August 2nd and 3rd: Hakone Park Summer Night Festival – This two-day event takes place with stalls and fireworks at the base of the Prince Hotel.

August 4th: Kojiri Dragon Festival – Dedicated to the lake’s dragon, this festival has performances from local Soran dancers and live music too. There are fireworks in the evening.

August 5th: Shrine Gate Festival – The famous torii gates are set alight in an amazing display, with fireworks to follow.

Moto-Hakone is the center of festivities with food stalls and festival games to keep you entertained and in the festival spirit.

If you’d prefer to escape the maddening crowds and see the fireworks from a river boat, you can book a boat ticket here

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