There are several Shichifukujin-Meguri courses in Tokyo metropolitan area, Shounan area and Izu Peninsula. The newly opened Shichifukujin-Meguri course of Hakone is running through the center area of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, linking many tourist spots such as Hakone-Kyukaido (Hakone’s old time street), Suginamiki (Cedar Avenue), Lake Ashinoko, Mt. Fuji and Hakone-Sekisho. Tourist can walk through these spots while having a chance to learn about Hakone’s traditional handcrafts as well as enjoying high quality hot spring spa.
Among the seven statues of the Shichifujijin (seven gods), except for the statue of Benzaiten which had been worshipped here since long ago, other six were newly sculptured by Mr. Koujiro Ito of Kouun Sculpture Institute. These seven statues featuring unique design had made a dent in the realm of sculpture.
There are many ways you can have fun when touring the course of Shichifukujin. For example, you can have a walk on the stone pavement of Hakone-Kyukaido (Hakone’s old time street), take a boat over Lake Ashinoko, drive on the road along side the lake while having a spectacular view of Mt. Fuji, or play tennis at here.
Along the course there are many accommodation facilities and rest area as well as hot spring spa and other recreation facilities. The course is well-suited both for a one-day sightseeing trip and a multi-day touring plan.
Shichifukujin-meguri (Tour of the Seven Deities of Good Fortune) Recommended Course
Yumoto Station > 15 minutes (5.5km) > Daikokuten (Shugen-ji Temple) > 10 minutes (4.5km) > Ebisu (Hakone-jinja Shrine), Hoteison (Koufuku-in Temple) > 5 minutes (2.2km) > Juroujin (Honkan-ji Temple), Bishamonten (Komagata-jinja Shrine) > 15 minutes (5.0km) > Benzaiten (Ajigaike Pond) > 10 minutes (4.5km) > Fukurokuju (Sanno-jinja Shrine)
* The required time and distance of above recommended course is based on a bus tour.
Lucky items that bring fortune and good luck.
・Colored paper for stamp rally, name register (Same at all seven places)
・Shrine office of Sanno-jinja Shrine good luck charm, fortune slip, book for collecting stamps
1: Daikokuten (Shugen-ji Temple, Hatajuku)
Bring “good luck and fortune” and “mercy” to people with a thanksgiving heart.
Getting There Hakone-Yumoto Station> Take a Hakone Tozan Bus and get off at Hatajyuku bus stop.
2: Ebisu (Hakone-jinja Shrine, Motohakone)
Bring “business prosperity” and “happiness” to people making honest efforts
Getting There Bus stop “Hatajuku”> Take a Hakone Tozan Bus (for Motohakone Port and Hakone-machi) and get off at Motohakone Port bus stop. From there walk another 5 minutes.
3: Hoteison (Koufuku-in Temple, Motohakone)
Bring “happiness” and “peace” to people with a generous heart.
Getting There Bus stop “Motohakone Port”> Take a Hakone Tozan Bus (for Motohakone and Hakone-machi) and get off at Motohakone bus stop. Or walk from Hakone-jinja Shrine for about 10 minutes.
4: Juroujin (Honkan-ji Temple, Hakone-machi)
Bring “happy family” and “longevity” to people performing virtuous deed.
Getting There Bus stop “Motohakone”> Take a Hakone Tozan Bus (for Motohakone and Hakone-machi) and get off at Hakone-machi bus stop. Or walk from Koufuku-in Temple for about 15 minutes.
5: Bishamonten (Komagata-jinja Shrine, Hakone-machi)
Bring “determination” and “courage” to people with deep faith and big hearts.
Getting There Take a Hakone Tozan Bus (for Motohakone Port and Hakone-machi) and get off at Hakone-machi. Or walk from Honkan-ji Temple for about 7 minutes.
6: Benzaiten (Ajigaike Pond Benzai, Ashinoyu)
Bring “beauty”, “art” and “wisdom” to people with a beautiful heart.
Getting There Bus stop “Hakone-machi”> Take a Hakone Tozan Bus (for Yumoto Station and Odawara Station) and get off at Higashi-Ashinoyu bus stop.
Inquiry: 0460-83-6531 (Kinokuniya)
7: Fukurokuju (Sanno-jinja Shrine, Kowakidani)
Bring “popularity” and “health” to people with a sincere heart.
Getting There Bus stop “Higashi-Ashinoyu”> Take a Hakone Tozan Bus (for Yumoto Station and Odawara Station) and get off at Kowakien bus stop.
Hakone Shichifukujin Association Office (Sanno-jinja Shrine)
1297, Ninotaira, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa
Within Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
TEL: 0460-82-4126 (main)
* Please make sure the info you see is the latest in advance.