Hakone Checkpoint (Hakone Sekisho)

Hakone Checkpoint (Hakone Sekisho)


During the Edo period (1603 – 1868), a nationwide road network was developed in Japan; along the way many Sekisho (checkpoints) were established for the purpose of inspecting travelers and loads. Hakone Sekisho, established in 1619, was one of the most important checkpoints to protect Edo (Tokyo) from the western part of Japan.
The current buildings on the site are historically accurate restorations. A small museum displays artifacts of that era, such as travel certificates, officials' diaries and samurai weaponry. A few minutes' walk to the north along Route 1 is a remaining section the ancient trail that travelers of the Edo period passed along. It is flanked with imposing cedar trees said to be more than 350 years old.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:00 - 16:30
  • 9:00 - 16:00 (December - February)


  • No closing days

Price / RatePrice / Rate

  • 500 yen (General, Adult)
  • 250 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 44 minutes from Hakone-Yumoto Station on the Hakone Tozan Line or Odakyu Line by the bus bound for Hakone-machi. Get off at Sekisho-ato-iriguchi Bus stop.

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Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 1, Hakone, Hakone-machi Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa, 250-0521



aozora  @aozora_always - 2014-09-02
shit that was really well done and shinkai trying to grab him and everything is just good i love hakone 3rd years
Caroline Needham  @CarolineNeedha1 - 2014-09-02
http://t.co/WvVfkXuMxS Great blog on visit to Hakone by @Ali_Haikugirl.
lexy  @lexmeme - 2014-09-02
oh you didn't give me your waterbottle last year let me team up with midosuji to bring hakone to the ground for the lulz #MachimiyaLogic
BGM. Naomi   @BgmNao - 2014-09-02
http://t.co/yZKZLP9mcE 2014 Hakone Sunset Creek Bluegrass Fest
Mamori  @mamoteeen - 2014-09-02
If you have an opportunity to go to Hakone, you have to go Owakudani because there is my recondition… http://t.co/xSeHCVkWhN
michelemoricci  @michelemoricci - 2014-09-02
Desperately Seeking Mt.Fuji #hakone #fuji #mount #ropeway #view #visiting #travel #discovery #japan… http://t.co/oDP69g2qcu
Teshima Junta  @teshima_en - 2014-09-02
There are 20 more kilometers to the second day's finish line. Can they catch Kyoto Fushimi and Hakone Academy?
Dan Lazarides  @raiden - 2014-09-02
My favourite place on Earth. An Onsen in Hakone. Can't take pics beyond here, but it's a beautiful set… http://t.co/2VphzuU9FY
とも  @1356tk - 2014-09-02
Hope sails at Ashi no Ko. #places #hakone #japan http://t.co/7PkjqxLyPH
lixen.tk  @LixenTk - 2014-09-02
Japan 2014: Hakone Amazake-chaya: Did you like the little teaser I left you with in my last post? Well, now ... http://t.co/aGXB2ooVDA
Ali Muskett  @Ali_Haikugirl - 2014-09-02
New Post - Japan 2014: Hakone - Amazake-chaya http://t.co/Bk9i76WXNz #travel #Japan #Hakone
risky addy  @mrqee - 2014-09-02
Stop and Breath :) #japan #travel #traditional #ryokan #shop #stall #hakone #gora #souvenir #house… http://t.co/62hlKsLGeD
KΛM  @qwoptime - 2014-09-02
hakone's heads on shrimp bodies shiie
Teshima Junta  @teshima_en - 2014-09-02
They're riding in the next lane. There are three sprinters at the front. Hakone Academy's #5... and Tadokoro-san and Naruko!
Peggy Wynne Borgman  @PrestonWynneSpa - 2014-09-02
Are you a fan of local treasure Hakone Gardens? Are you a gardener? Hakone just received a gift of 45 cherry... http://t.co/GJ1IL5UlGS
Cockatoo Prince  @meevist - 2014-09-02
@ceriene Hakone Halloween? :o
all creation ♔  @ceriene - 2014-09-02
kat and i are trying so hard to find this art of the awful bdsm-esque hakone halloween outfits. we're so determined to look terrible.
KΛM  @qwoptime - 2014-09-02
@Gracejo413 the whole hakone team old and new n ill make u my #1
Bee Montes  @Bee_Informed - 2014-09-02
@bittesehen egg gonna have all that hakone academy on leashes looking like they walking dogs
グラたん  @glagratan - 2014-09-02
I want to Hakone. The Little Prince Museum or Yunessun. Or anywhere but Tokyo. (_ _)
yamanokinomi  @yamanokinomi - 2014-09-02
Photo: Sengokubara(Hakone) in summer #Japan so beautiful!!!XD http://t.co/HhAqWcokwC
まかか( ・'ω'・ )  @maca_ca0704 - 2014-09-02
I got Hyuga goods from my friends!!! I'm traveling to Hakone with them :) http://t.co/LxVNv4oIho
ロチ (◉‿◉)  @rochichan - 2014-09-02
that abs guy is my fav from hakone hahaha
Ichi   @princeofichis - 2014-09-02
....orders hakone jersey too
Dylan Conn  @dylanconn - 2014-09-02
Bamboo forest in the California hills. #bamboo #gardens #forest #nature @ Hakone Gardens http://t.co/3NzIQdxGq9
gangbang kinjou 2k14  @pimpdaddykinjou - 2014-09-02
they send fukutomi back to hakone with a broken skull. he's also dead. his penance had a high interest rate
This is horrible  @melongifts - 2014-09-02
@pimpdaddykinjou i hear hakone doesnt have a baseball team so u probably dont know what a metal bat feels like
gangbang kinjou 2k14  @pimpdaddykinjou - 2014-09-02
@melongifts hakone specialty steamed buns meet sohoku specialty kicked ass
☆yifflord420☆  @squidslime - 2014-09-02
Hakone dorks to cosplay: Fuku, Shinkai Sohoku dorks to cosplay: Tadokoro, maybe Kinjou
  @makishimakun - 2014-09-01
i'd wanna keep it on hakone or sohoku bc those'll be the jerseys i have on hand.... there'd probably be a lot of teshim/aoyags tho.....