Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum, Hakone-machi

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A carefully restored Edo-period traffic checkpoint, Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum 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 your visit to Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Hakone-machi trip planner.
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  • Hakone checkpoint museum is one of the best ways to experience the history of this section of Japan. Located close to other tourist attractions, this mostly outdoor museum sits along the eastern...  more »
  • The village is pretty nice and has some great views over the lake. If youre into history you can learn a bit about what samurai life was like back in the day  more »
  • It was amazing to witness how the travellers use to travel and it was controlled by the officials. Very nicely done.  more »

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