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Hakone Checkpoint (Hakone Sekisho)

Travel Guide - 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 / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 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.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

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


CT YOKOSO Japan Tour @CT_YOKOSO_Japan - 2015-05-29
Do you know what is the flower of June in Japan?
That is Hydrangea. One of the greatest spots is Hakone where... http://t.co/wZz8DlDiKb
Die rote Pille @rotepille - 2015-05-29
5/24/2015 — Mount Hakone in Japan Hasn’t Erupted in 800 years — Now Steaming + Ground Rising http://t.co/CV3PZYVB1a
#Landscapes http://t.co/0VvyzjD3eP 6D,70-200,Mt.Fuji,cloud,cool japan,dragon,fuji,glow,god,hakone,japan,landscape… http://t.co/VgmGAFyFSx
Nia - Novi - Yudha @nianoviy - 2015-05-29
Café time while enjoying 'Ashi Yu' – NARAYA CAFÉ in Hakone
Merz b. Schwanen @MerzbSchwanen - 2015-05-28
wonderful #Hakone National Park #peace #freedom #Japan #inspiration#inspiration #thankfully https://t.co/r0mRvdQu9s
Georgia Rose @Georgia0214Rose - 2015-05-28
@NiallOfficial Next time you come to Japan, go to Hakone!! It's beautiful town!!🙌🏻
Kitty Thorpe @KittyThorpe - 2015-05-28
Photo: be-there-emirates: Noodle Bathing, Hakone, Japan. For those who cannot satiate their appetite for... http://t.co/9aIZhi7Vej
CT YOKOSO Japan Tour @CT_YOKOSO_Japan - 2015-05-28
Now it's very nice season to visit Hakone. We keep to operate tours for the destination. To those who love to... http://t.co/hJvRcVKLPb
Zaimah @mashtonkart - 2015-05-28
I feel like this is the kinda place that Michael would go http://t.co/xJj5r0vVsE
Migz Hernandez @migzhernandez17 - 2015-05-28
@ANCALERTS that is in fact true. Who knew regular employees can go there, to Tokyo especially.

Ray Pierre Medina @Suave162 - 2015-05-28
5/24/2015 -- Hasn't erupted in 800 years -- Mount Hakone in Japan now Steaming + Rising http://t.co/PTNEWIBT3y
Linda @Linnlondon1 - 2015-05-28
5/24/2015 -- Hasn't erupted in 800 years -- Mount Hakone in Japan now Steaming + Ground Rising http://t.co/VQlxoAj6Rn
Stuart Lee @3amfromkyoto - 2015-05-28
To Lake Ashi. (Hakone ropeway from Ubako to Togendai stations - Japan, October 2014.) https://t.co/msjJSs34Hr #japan #hakone #lake #music
Dealorer.com @Dealorer - 2015-05-28
Stay with Tounosawa Quatre Saisons Hotel, Hakone and get Time to GEISHA from JPY 8,640 ($71)! http://t.co/smMh87egWO http://t.co/5TchVmHKsc
Paul Cheung @pcheung630 - 2015-05-27
Photo: Cherry lips crystal skies #hakone #japan #poetry http://t.co/tgMtHFonUI
Paul Cheung @pcheung630 - 2015-05-27
Photo: I felt the cool shade of a tree and when I looked up into the leaves I saw a man #hakone #japan... http://t.co/TIInn34Rtw
Paul Cheung @pcheung630 - 2015-05-27
Photo: A travelers’ rest along Tokaido Road to Edo #japan #hakone #poerty http://t.co/QsLfK9zhJR
Doomsday's CW @DoomsdaysCW - 2015-05-27
FD: Expansion accelerated in Mt. #Hakone / Ground uplifted 8cm in recent 9 days http://t.co/yodZAdUZgL #Japan #RethinkNotRestart #NoNukes!
Martin Edou @Martin19Edou - 2015-05-27
5/23/2015 -- Mount Hakone in Japan -- Hasn't erupted in over 800 years -- GROUND RISING + Steaming: http://t.co/jm5NVnU9zC
Ryan Moss @Rmoss21 - 2015-05-27
Japan on Saturday, cannot wait...✌🏼️🎌🚄 #Tokyo #Hiroshima #Kyoto #Hakone


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