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Hakone(hä'kō`nā), resort region, Kanagawa prefecture, central Honshu, Japan. Famous for its mountains, lakes, and hot springs, it is included in Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, of which the central feature is Mt. FujiFuji, Mount
, or Fuji-san
, volcanic peak, 12,389 ft (3,776 m) high, central Honshu, Japan, in Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park (472 sq mi/1,222 sq km; est. 1936).
..... Click the link for more information. . The Hakone Shrine (built 757), a major shrine of central Japan, is one of the many religious monuments that dot the area. The Hakone region is volcanic, dominated by Mt. Hakone, a massive stratovolcano that has two overlapping calderas that resulted from major explosive prehistoric eruptions. Within the calderas are several lava domes, a stratovolcano (Mt. Kami), and Lake Ashi. The last eruption of Mt. Hakone was c. A.D. 1170.
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