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Type Settlement
Usage Japanese
Scripts 箱根(Japanese Kanji) はこね(Japanese Hiragana) ハコネ(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. HAH-KO-NE  [key]

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."
Added 3/25/2015 by anonymous
Edited 3/9/2020 by Mike C and m4yb3_daijirou