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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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  • A tour with the Odakyu Hakone free pass, came to the last checkpoint marks. I was in the car is available with a free pass first! And buses pass by ropeway fassbind, the barrier can also discount on admission and was very polite. In the autumn, according to the route and its ruins Museum look around, up the stairs to the usual portrait bandokoro headed. Good for viewing the Fuji everyone excited! Real Fuji owakudani Valley early in the morning so ASHI, Mt. Fuji from Lake area is very happy.
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  • A kind of checkpoint, built in 1619 year. The main purpose is to inspect incoming for weapons
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  • Tokaido advanced towards Edo from Kyoto's kyōguchi Mikado (6.1 m in height built Korai gate ") from it will enter. And proceed as follows in order to verify way bills during the barrier constructed, sundresses, making of the checkpoint at the time from portrait bandokoro ASHI, overlooking the Lake. But it may be that people don't expect muscle soreness, thanks to climbing stairs. As used by samurai on the highest place in the Hakone checkpoint, was through a checkpoint, feudal lords, such as entertainment room used was likely. The Hakone checkpoint is no length is 100 m long, compact build. Checkpoint's superb location is attractive. Also heading in the direction of Edo Edo mouth Mikado high is 6.1 m. Walk from Edo mouth Mikado (through, if it has been closed by the time, as well as the kyōguchi gate of ETO mouth before ticket but must go to the ticket office of kyōguchi), 2-you can get for free and its Museum in the third place, if you present a ticket barrier. Authentic finish restoring masonry and carpentry skills during the Edo period is not to be missed. Checkpoint notes or Salem, Oregon recorded the ancient road show Hakone-Juku and Hakone checkpoint barrier diaries, drawings, manuscripts, weapons and materials. Those arriving by car should use of onshi-Hakone Park parking lot.
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