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OTHER SCRIPTS: 箱根, はこね (hiragana), ハコネ (katakana)
CONTRIBUTOR: anonymous on 3/25/2015
Meaning & History
This is the name of a resort town in Japan's Kanagawa prefecture which, apart from its hot spring resorts, houses the Hakone Shrine (箱根神社, はこねじんじゃ) which dedicates to the Hakone Gongen (箱根権現, はこねごんげん).
The kanji used for Hakone are 箱 (sou, hako) meaning "bin, box, case, chest, railway car" and 根 (kon, ne, -ne) meaning "head (pimple), radical, root."