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Hakone Sekisho, Hakone-machi

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A carefully restored Edo-period traffic checkpoint, Hakone Sekisho once monitored a strategic Tokaido road between Tokyo and Kyoto. Originally built in 1619, the current wooden structure was one of the biggest of all 53 Tokugawa-period checkpoints, focusing mainly on weapons trafficking. Strategically located, the spot also offers great views of Lake Ashi. A great attraction for history buffs, the museum features an impressive collection of matchlocks, great bows, spears, mannequins, documents and other accessories, giving an insight into Japanese politics at the time. You can reach the site easily from Odawara station, but you won't find any onsite parking. Plan to see Hakone Sekisho and other attractions that appeal to you using our Hakone-machi vacation planner.
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  • It is a restored Hakone sekisho site leisure facilities. There is a paid parking lot, ASHI-Lake walk in I went. Weekends and holidays will likely free admission for elementary and middle school students. And put the dolls everywhere to understand the atmosphere of the Edo period, Samurai movies as it is. Search instructions later in the Edo period look fit my face, you can photograph. Lookout on a hill that seems to be to check out the people you pass in to rogue. I think it was scary to go through here during the Edo period. Why let walk coming up here and rejected....
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  • Speaking of the Hakone checkpoint! An important place not out of Edo not through here during the Edo period and also into the Edo period. Bygone days to be able to comprehend. Off the beaten path, Oka, on view lookout. ASHI-is a photo spot, with views of the Lake. Are Tax Free and have a barrier, but charm?
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  •  Buildings are reconstructed, and exhibited by the puppet is easy to grasp the image of the barrier. Once I went to see a good.  From climbing the stairs, go up portrait checkpoint barrier and ASHI-a lake view recommended is. Use of onshi-Hakone Park parking lot.  Admission of the barrier is in Museum and set was printed in discount coupons for 400 Yen.
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