Hakone Checkpoint

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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 guard house, the senior guard lounge, and the foot-soldier’s guard house, 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.

Available Facilities

Detailed information


1 Hakone Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa-ken

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Business Hours

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


Open every day


Adults(Junior high school students and older) 500 yen, Children(Elementary school students and under) 250 yen


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