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


Japan Info  @Japan_Info_ - 2015-03-03
Hakone shrine is located Hakone which is famous for hot spring. Its torii gate is in the lake. http://t.co/g4yKCMmkmO http://t.co/fwCMTD6D5a
Nick Aguila-Mandich  @_aguilana_ - 2015-03-03
The read: http://t.co/6HKBAfzqOX from my last tweet in regards to the 19th National University HM Champs in Japan. 265 men Sub-66'. Unreal!
Elyn Yong  @yongelyn - 2015-03-02
See you again #Tokyo

Next stop: building a #snowman in #Hokkaido

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Youko Li  @YoukoLi - 2015-03-02
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roundtheworldflights  @rtwflights - 2015-03-02
“@cragchris: Top of Hakone Ropeway. Mt Fuji Japan. http://t.co/LhxngWprMR
Chris Shaw  @cragchris - 2015-03-02
Shrine. Top of Hakone Ropeway Japan #travel http://t.co/Y8QaoQbnIv
Chris Shaw  @cragchris - 2015-03-02
Top of Hakone Ropeway. Mt Fuji Japan. http://t.co/mKKQrE4Eof
maebel chan  @callme_maebel - 2015-03-02
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Hal Weaver  @Weaverwerx - 2015-03-02
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Asri Alif Utami  @AsriAlifha - 2015-03-02
Café time while enjoying 'Ashi Yu' – NARAYA CAFÉ in Hakone
mandy rolwes  @mandyRolwes - 2015-03-02
Okay. I need to go to Japan. This museum looks phenomenal.
bookThisHoliday  @bookThisHoliday - 2015-03-02
Find hotel at Hakone (and vicinity), Japan from https://t.co/cBqPP7ERgz
splendid reviews  @quezadadelfin - 2015-03-01
c.1880's PHOTO JAPAN - TEA HOUSE GARDEN AT HAKONE http://t.co/jInOnTLFxm http://t.co/3ux1WOkUnt
special products  @specialproductD - 2015-03-01
c.1880's PHOTO JAPAN - TEA HOUSE GARDEN AT HAKONE http://t.co/WQKNcy4Szy http://t.co/asEuaB9wmc
Joseph R Win†er  @josephrwinter - 2015-03-01
Another amazing day in Japan - The Torri of Hakone Shrine at Lake Ashi. Thanks to @InsideJapan for the booking advice http://t.co/REUqn6iG8b
Gary Allen  @garyallen262 - 2015-03-01
Clearly Japan has amazing runners. 27 under 1:03 in this half?? I doubt any other country and certainly not the... http://t.co/eOR01tLrvz
Japan Dreaming  @JapanDreaming - 2015-03-01
#Yunessun #Hakone #Kowakien Resort & #Waterpark is silly, fun, and relaxing. #Japan #Onsen
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Andy Seto  @MajinAndy - 2015-03-01
After a long day at Hakone onsen. We're having horse sashimi tonight! #japan #tokyo #shinjuku… https://t.co/kvETluIkaA
Kirby  @kirbynardo - 2015-03-01
Okay now really I'm done. Easily the most spectacular kids play area. #Hakone #Japan #OpenAirMuseum @… https://t.co/rqn0NUpxfb
Kirby  @kirbynardo - 2015-03-01
In other strange Japanese adventures... we took a pirate ship to see Mt. Fuji. #Japan #Hakone @ Ashi… https://t.co/PdrQtCEfMi



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