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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Ace Procrastinator  @doggietreat - 2014-09-22
Friends sister&her went to hakone 8) She was like "oh u watched the bike anime right?" I was 8)))))))
Julie Gozali  @juliegozali - 2014-09-22
Our pretty view of Owakudani during lunch time. Totes worth it. #tokyo #daytrip #hakone ... http://t.co/IOgk4r7GDH http://t.co/y4xd3LIgDV
Julie Gozali  @juliegozali - 2014-09-22
Hakone has so much to offer, Owakudani via ropeway was fun! #tokyo #daytrip #fuji #japan... http://t.co/dE5F1saQ06 http://t.co/TcHQ97CCDM
Impedans Ltd.  @Impedans - 2014-09-22
Hakone XIV is being held in Zinnowitz, Germany this week. Impedans are exhibiting and we would be delighted to speak to you there.
Ivana Michalova  @lovedesignart - 2014-09-22
Curve Mirror: Saku Takakusaki has added a photo to the pool: Seen in the mirror is the Hakone Tozan Cable Ca... http://t.co/Se7v6ITpy2
Ivana Michalova  @lovedesignart - 2014-09-22
Stained Glass Tower: Saku Takakusaki has added a photo to the pool: At Hakone Open Air Museum during my one ... http://t.co/clFj2mscTP
em764  @em764 - 2014-09-22
the wifi card we got in hakone tho http://t.co/hIZCeozcHi
chocochin  @niicococo - 2014-09-22
went to hakone to see the fuji but it was too cloudy...
谷山雄二朗 YUJIRO  @YujiroTaniyama - 2014-09-22
Can anybody know Mr. Xi Jing ping's mobile number?! I want to take him to an onsen in Hakone. We can work things out in a bathtub. Damn war
space sally  @borketto - 2014-09-22
@Ceestar928 there's a lot out there...frikken hakone play, i fell in love with hiroki's arakita and thats what got me in stage play hell
fukutomi enthusiast  @princeofichis - 2014-09-22
man i keep going "do i like sohoku or hakone more..." only to realize, no, i like kyofushi most out of any becuase everyone is miserable
KIMI DAKE DAYO ARREN  @varunazuki - 2014-09-22
saw hakone and clicked ahahahahah oTL https://t.co/b9JtyKTkBU
Manami Sangaku  @manami_enbot - 2014-09-22
Do you know where Odawara is? It's at the base of Hakone. I was born and raised there. I go to Hakone Academy, too.
Portgas D. Katace  @Katamism - 2014-09-22
sohoku is so much more fun to coloour avoids hakone so much
AmbarawaNihonKurabu  @asli_anbu - 2014-09-22
A tour around Hakone - The town of Evangelion http://t.co/wW7Yjb2Oru | #ESBlogspot
Berita Gue  @My_News04 - 2014-09-22
A tour around Hakone - The town of Evangelion: Tokyo Otaku Mode is once again bringing us closer to Japan by ... http://t.co/KwDh8ZZB9q
♣ SЯ : JROCK UK  @JROCK_NEWS - 2014-09-22
A tour around Hakone - The town of Evangelion: Tokyo Otaku Mode is once again bringing us closer to Japan by ... http://t.co/tvzqD9IMoi
Lisa B.  @politeracy - 2014-09-22
@NNealWhitefield @Gabriele_Corno Went to Hakone. Were told we would not se fujisan. Woke at dawn. opened the sudare and -there it was.
TOE ITCHY ROW  @real_abuabu - 2014-09-22
@bikefucker420 I hope you aren't trying to insult me I have fully accepted my role as the Titty Man Of Hakone
declan haywood  @darkhaywood - 2014-09-22
I liked a @YouTube video http://t.co/DaK2vvfsFI HAKONE Introduction Video [2/2]
Grady Dio Pilkinton  @GPilkinton - 2014-09-22
Spiral Staircase at the Hakone Open-Air Museum, Kanagawa, Japan http://t.co/DVrsqMvxVN
Mayu kitahata  @CSc2014MayuKi - 2014-09-22
I have been to Hakone several times.
rina.mimura  @Kyochuke0922 - 2014-09-22
kyosuke's birthday travel♡ for hakone♡ http://t.co/hMvtkriIKV
Kaburagi Issa  @kaburagay - 2014-09-21
do you think that bepsi guy from hakone shows up if i try mixing it with orangina
  @QUEERMEMES - 2014-09-21
FUKUTOMI IS THE GUY WITH THE YELLOW HAIR FROM HAKONE RIGHT (I HAVENT GOTTEN VERY F... — YES AND THEM BIG BIG BROWS http://t.co/4xEquRpkfl
Naruko Shoukichi  @CRIMSONSPRINTER - 2014-09-21
RIDIN BIKES, YKNOW, INSTEAD OF EACH OTHER I'M LOOKIN AT YOU HAKONE
alice tosey  @alicetosey - 2014-09-21
Hakone Open Air Museum @DesignMuseum #fontsunday #picasso #japan http://t.co/jploHUt378
LovelyTeddy  @linhkt - 2014-09-21
Photo: changethechanged: my favourite sculpture at hakone open air gallery http://t.co/PwmUfjeE7I
Yosuke Ueno  @YosukeUeno - 2014-09-21
My very good friend @lapolab from Spain. Hung out around Tokyo and Hakone in this few days. It's… http://t.co/mbEDaa3KJK
Daisuke Kato  @kebinDK - 2014-09-21
Tomorrow last run! I used Hakone pass, so this time I'll use R246! I don't know I visit Odawara and Kamakura... http://t.co/wbf0w4C8d4



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