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Hakone Checkpoint

Hakone Checkpoint

Hakone

The current Hakone Checkpoint was rebuilt based on the “Report of the Restoration of Sōsyu Hakone Checkpoint in 1865” discovered in 1983, as well as in accordance with findings from excavation and research around the site, and has been open to the public since April 2007. Along with the restoration of the checkpoint buildings, including the main guardhouse, the senior guard lounge, and the foot soldier’s guardhouse, the stone walls and stairs and wooden fences were also restored. Environmental improvements were implemented, such as laying electric cables underground and maintenance of the cedar trees along the road. The museum next to the rebuilt checkpoint exhibits 300 historical items including old documents, checkpoint passes, official bulletin boards, official stamps, checkpoint diaries, and matchlock muskets.

Travel tip

Hakone Sekisho was part of the Edo-period road from Tokyo to Kyoto. This checkpoint ensured weapons did not enter Edo (Tokyo) and prevented feudal lords' relatives from fleeing (their wives and children were de facto hostages). Nowadays, it is a good place to see historical buildings along the street.

Essential Information

Hours

9:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:30)
9:00-16:30 on Dec 1, 2 and 31 (Last admission 16:00)

Duration

1h

Closed Open every day
Costs

Adults 500 yen, Children 250 yen, other fee systems in place

Access

Bus from Hakone-Yumoto Station (bound for Hakone-cho Port)

Facilities
  • Wi-Fi Available
Language
  • English
  • 简体中文
  • 繁體中文
  • 한국어
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