Hakone Checkpoint (Hakone Sekisho)

Hakone Checkpoint (Hakone Sekisho)

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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)

ClosedClosed

  • 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

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냉면  @noodullz - 2014-08-28
Hakone is amazing. It's like irl initial D. #travel #japan #hakone
Louisa Lau  @thisislouisalau - 2014-08-28
Modern Japanese art meets the clouds at the Hakone Open Air Museum #hakone #japan #art #nature… http://t.co/djp3X1BQvV
enastar  @saico047 - 2014-08-27
We are HEY #HEY #HEYtour #hakone #箱根 #彫刻の森美術館 #富士屋ホテル #旅 #旅行 #love #instagood #bff #friends #friend… http://t.co/Biguq146LD
khaliz zaimi  @tkhaliz - 2014-08-27
Aboard Hakone Tozan Cable Car. Heading back to Tokyo #vscojapan #Hakone #Tokyo @ Hakone Tozan Train http://t.co/TVZUHAkuCt
SayahaME/CFSfighter  @SayahaCFSfight - 2014-08-27
Just took awalk in Hakoneyumoto ^^ I love how beautiful this town is!! #Hakoneyumoto, #Hakone, #Japan http://t.co/3rx8myT9at
Tina Fleming  @TinaInTheSun - 2014-08-27
Welcome to Hotel Senkei! #onsen #amanatu #ocha #paradise #japan #hakone http://t.co/Hs2PjgJxLe
Tina Fleming  @TinaInTheSun - 2014-08-27
At my #ryokan in #Hakone :) #yukata #hotelsenkei #onsen http://t.co/6sK6DfLdia
Franko Figueiredo  @swordandstaff - 2014-08-26
Coffee break #japan #hakone http://t.co/kNftrN1WjQ
khaliz zaimi  @tkhaliz - 2014-08-26
Ootd.pusing2 hakone with japanese traditional clothes.Yukata #vscojapan #vsco #Hakone #Yukata @… http://t.co/nVUK7gzVva
E Elphinstone  @e_elphinstone - 2014-08-24
Going home, thank you #japan I've enjoyed the holiday! #tokyo #hakone #nagoya #kyoto http://t.co/WEDRamKZ2I
かなめ  @t_came11ia - 2014-08-23
send from PhotoCollage #TopRankPhotoFrame #drive #hakone #onsen I went for a drive with… http://t.co/CBS2ThpxZ4
nampu nat  @nampunat - 2014-08-23
Me and my Nippon - Japanese teenage take a rest at Hakone. #nampuinnippon #hakone #snow #Japan http://t.co/JCUNC1PPyL
Chris Hamann  @Heximum - 2014-08-23
#Shinkansen from #Tokyo to #Hakone http://t.co/A8NZbwc34H
Ace Dionisio  @acedionisio - 2014-08-22
Very foggy afternoon in Lake Ashi #hakone #lake #honshu #japan @ Lake Ashi http://t.co/yTqXxSqEtB
권뷰   @BiZzKiT_GD - 2014-08-22
#hakone #japan @ 🇯🇵 SUMMERFUN IN JAPAN 🇯🇵 http://t.co/KpcFudoSiS
Wealltraveltogether   @wealltravelto - 2014-08-21
#Hakone is a great place to see #MtFuji but there is so much more to see. Check it out here. http://t.co/NJuZ5z9flR #travel
A C Car  @acablecar - 2014-08-21
And another photo of me!! Thanks for taking my photo! A #streetcar named #fog #Hakone #cablecar #Fuji #Japan http://t.co/lGM3YlTbII
A C Car  @acablecar - 2014-08-21
And another photo of me!! Thanks for taking my photo! Awesome place #Hakone #beautiful #scenery and plenty to do ... http://t.co/Mk8jadkRzj
Jonathan M Higa  @JonaHiga - 2014-08-21
Off to #hakone with Isaac for an amazing #onsen experience. #relaxation