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


Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim  @jgazomckim - 2015-01-26
Light filters softly through the trees - 'Hakone Japan' by J Gazo-McKim - via @fineartamerica http://t.co/x8RNIey54f http://t.co/X57CbVsxZo
صدقه جاريه  @brtoomu213 - 2015-01-25
Another view from the hotel Fuji mountain into lack Ashi Hakone, Japan
Japankuru   @Japankuru - 2015-01-25
Wow!!! All in Chocolate

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Japankuru   @Japankuru - 2015-01-25
Pouring of real chocolate sauce
How exciting!

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We Go Japan  @WeGoJapan - 2015-01-25
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Llumage.com  @llumage - 2015-01-25
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Leonardo Balliache  @leoballiache - 2015-01-25
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ansjejoanna  @ansjejoanna - 2015-01-25
The Hakone Open-air Museum, Japan http://t.co/TDW5X4YSlC
ansjejoanna  @ansjejoanna - 2015-01-25
Hakone Open-Air Museum- Hand of God sculpture #Kanagawa #Japan http://t.co/eU9BkeTdZO
Tanat Tonguthaisri  @gastronomy - 2015-01-25
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Japankuru   @Japankuru - 2015-01-24
80 minutes of Japan Train Journey! 

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EDOHAUS  @edohaus - 2015-01-24
Motorhead Japan hosted its hill climb event in Hakone Mountain Japan. Look and be mesmerized! http://t.co/6PFrSgnblj http://t.co/O74CzGCKa3
Anthony Dennis  @AnthonyTravelEd - 2015-01-24
The perfect arty escape from Tokyo http://t.co/POB8N1oXLM via @TravellerAU
cnfle - tourist pic  @cnfle - 2015-01-24
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Jo-Anne Gazo-McKim  @jgazomckim - 2015-01-24
Cedar trees hundreds of years old line this path - 'Hakone Japan' - via @fineartamerica http://t.co/LL3AFSFSrw #Japan #nature
John Lee  @johnleewriter - 2015-01-24
Travel writer checks out an 'arty escape' from #Tokyo http://t.co/FiwTnatES4
GoBoiano  @GoBoiano - 2015-01-24
The #JRPG staircase to the heavens is real at the Hakone Outdoor Museum in Japan! http://t.co/DuY2olIzkH
Beatriz Felipe  @whenimbiggering - 2015-01-23
there's this place in Japan called Hakone Shrine and it is AMAZING I need to travel my ass off rn
moumantai  @rettsufied - 2015-01-23
i looked through the japan magazine and saw hakone and started crying
LucaM  @taifunu - 2015-01-23
Photo: michellecamua: Stained Glass Staircase, Hakone Outdoor Museum, Kanagawa, Japan http://t.co/gZfP310G0r



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