Hakone Checkpoint
Hakone Checkpoint

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Hakone Checkpoint is one of the largest among the 53 checkpoints established around the country by the shogunate in the Edo period. At the checkpoint, stringent checks were carried out on people traveling on Tokaido, regarded as one of the most major highway at that time. Today, it is possible to view the Office and On-duty quarters, which are the main buildings; the jailhouse for suspicious individuals; and the shooting range for guns and arrows among others. Models of officials and female officials have also been placed in the checkpoint to bring a sense of realism to the scene.

  • Address

    1 Hakone, Hakone, Ashigarashimo, Kanagawa

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  • Entry fee

    Free for children under 6.
    There is a combination ticket for Hakone Checkpoint Exhibition Hall.

  • Opening Hours

    February to November: 9:00 - 17:00
    December to January: 9:00 - 16:30

  • Closed

    -

  • Website

    http://www.hakonesekisyo.jp/english/in...

  • Best Season

    All year

  • Point

    An important checkpoint for travellers in the Edo period.

  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    40 minutes by bus from Hakone-Yumoto Station on Hakone Tozan Railway to Hakone-Sekisho. It is a short 2-minute walk from there.

    50 minutes from Gotemba IC on Tomei Expressway.

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