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Hakone Sekisho, Hakone-machi

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Historic Site Landmark
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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  • We were in the scenic Lake Ashi area and included a stop at Hakone Sekisho. It is perhaps the largest checkpoint settled by the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1619 and now restored. The Exhibition Hall provide...  more »
  • Lacks a bit of character and rather cardboard exhibition of the working life of the of the old Edo Period Shogunate period  more »
  • This is a re-creation of an old check point between Tokyo and Kyoto to check on travellers and prevent women from leaving Tokyo! It cost us 400 Yen each for a group of 3 and was well worth it. There a...  more »