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Hakone Checkpoint (Hakone Sekisho)

Travel Guide - 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 / 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

TweetsTweets

japantrip @japantrip_jp - 2018-08-27
Hakone Sekisho established by the Tokugawa shogunate in Tokaido during the Edo period. Hakone Sekisho Exhibition Ha… https://t.co/B4wHFLV4o1
Susan Spann @SusanSpann - 2018-08-01
The watchtower at the Hakone Barrier (sekisho) - once a vital checkpoint for travelers moving between Kyoto and Edo… https://t.co/mTEpB8Ueem
Travis @toranosukev - 2018-02-14
Have never been to Hakone. Thinking of visiting the Arai sekisho this summer maybe. https://t.co/YwwIQQOtfN
Japan This! @JapanThis - 2018-02-13
Visited the Hakone Sekisho (an #EdoPeriod checkpoint on the old Tōkaidō Highway) and picked up this collection of H… https://t.co/X2GQ9I6Y7w
All About Japan @AllAbout_Japan - 2018-01-06
The Hakone Sekisho was one of 53 checkpoints used by the Tokugawa to maintain control over Japan's population. Now… https://t.co/SmrR60QTsE
The Travel Junkie @TravelJunkieID - 2017-09-11
Walking Around National Historic Sites Hakone Sekisho Ato https://t.co/A8TSZ9EORK
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The Wadas @TheWadas - 2017-07-16
#Hakone #Sekisho is a checkpoint in the #Edo era where every traveler would have to pass… https://t.co/hllV90sEa2 https://t.co/netVstN9vp
The Travel Junkie @TravelJunkieID - 2017-06-25
Walking Around National Historic Sites Hakone Sekisho Ato https://t.co/U4yz7D8z83
#travel #ttot #tj
Sandra Hansen @sandyrha - 2017-06-14
Hakone Sekisho- this was a military checkpoint during the Edo era in 1619. It was to keep arms from entering Edo... https://t.co/opFECFQdGZ
Edward Suzuki @esa_edward - 2017-06-03
Rally rest stops in Sekisho (Old Customs Gate) and Hakone Open Air Museum.
Japan Backpacker @JapanBackpacker - 2017-05-15
Hakone Sekisho, 1619.
Main purpose of checkpoint was to control arms entering Edo and woman attempting to leave Edo. https://t.co/ecCYK4l2A0
Akshata Srinath @imshakataak - 2017-04-14
Just posted a photo @ Hakone Sekisho https://t.co/EyWBld9JnK
The Travel Junkie @TravelJunkieID - 2017-03-04
Walking Around National Historic Sites Hakone Sekisho Ato https://t.co/U4yz7D8z83
#travel #ttot #tj
wildboys.tv @wbtvportal - 2016-12-28
Walking Around National Historic Sites Hakone Sekisho Ato https://t.co/ftvnV6Dwg3 https://t.co/8g0zFY857v
The Travel Junkie @TravelJunkieID - 2016-12-21
The Hakone Sekisho was an important historic site of the Edo Era traffic history. In the process… https://t.co/N66Wo2pWI2
The Travel Junkie @TravelJunkieID - 2016-12-14
Walking Around National Historic Sites Hakone Sekisho Ato https://t.co/U4yz7D8z83
#travel #ttot #tj
nikki pugh @nikkipugh - 2016-12-13
Hakone sekisho: the first defence against those troublesome pirates. https://t.co/h4cIpt2PnL
The Travel Junkie @TravelJunkieID - 2016-12-10
Walking Around National Historic Sites Hakone Sekisho Ato https://t.co/2O09BNkvjY
Romy Simpkins @missintluk2016 - 2016-10-24
Hakone Sekisho - Make a wish of good luck! 🇬🇧👑🇯🇵 @missinterorg pageantgirluk @pageantplanet… https://t.co/D9i6dV4Pu8
並河逸成 @HenryTOYOTAJr - 2016-07-28
#Hakone sekisho (some kind of immigration) #Kanagawa #TravelTuesday #visit_smalltown_in_Japan #walkngtour #Tokaido https://t.co/ZqwLvhuwj4
明らめる 卍 @Elucidatus - 2016-07-28
Come explore with me - the Hakone Sekisho (Hakone checkpoint). 箱根関所 https://t.co/gK0Nqw1Bhg
The Urban Escapist @urbanescapist - 2016-06-30
😊 箱根関所 Hakone Sekisho. Hakone Sekisho was settled in 1619. The Tokugawa Shogunate settled 53… https://t.co/1Lg9xv1Ecc
Japan Royal Service @JapanRoyalS - 2016-05-11
Hakone Sekisho checkpoint https://t.co/hvy5IPs7bV
KandM Trip to Japan @TripKandM_eng - 2016-03-11
Hakone Sekisho (checkpoint) is just security check and immigration at the airport. https://t.co/8UrXPJwUzA
Japan Royal Service @JapanRoyalS - 2016-02-23
Hakone Sekisho - checkpoint - https://t.co/hvy5IPs7bV
René @rene_yugen - 2015-12-31
Prison jail at Hakone sekisho, immigration.
#immigration in old Japan
#箱根関所 https://t.co/nyNgpuShDA
TAIKEN JAPAN @TAIKENJAPAN - 2015-11-26
Who knew there was such a place in Hakone?
#japan #日本 #ญี่ปุ่น #culture #文化 #วัฒนธรรม
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Penney Vanderbilt @Penney_V - 2015-10-07
Walking back to the Edo Period at Hakone Sekisho https://t.co/wD4O4tQitz
新心館古武道 卍 @Elucidatus - 2015-08-14
Come with me as I explore the Hakone Sekisho (Hakone checkpoint). http://t.co/jgExVKqBPH
»گل•آلحگایہ« @ncalenda1 - 2015-06-25
Toll gate fees to enter the capital were collected Hakone Sekisho in Edo Period

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