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Hakone Sekisho

1 Hakone, | Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0521, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 460-83-6635
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Interesting and informative

The gate was in use just 150 years ago up to the end of Edo era...this was not my family's final... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Zushi, Japan
via mobile
Traditional gate for the passage on the old Edo highway

Follow the route of those from the past along the Edo highway. The museum gives you a view of life... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
Karen M
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The Hakone Sekisho (Checkpoint) was one of the most important and famous Sekisho throughout Japan. The Sekisho officials carried out severe inspection of travelers especially women between 1619 and 1868. The Hakone Sekisho was perfectly restored in 2007.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Hakone, | Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0521, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 460-83-6635

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The gate was in use just 150 years ago up to the end of Edo era...this was not my family's final destination; but it was quite interesting and informative even for those occasionally come to Hakone like us. The watchman' booth - the stairs to...More

Thank 2800PDA
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Follow the route of those from the past along the Edo highway. The museum gives you a view of life & times when travelling to & from Edo. Great displays with english display - both informative & interesting.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Very much worth a visit. However, the museum exhibits provide little explanation of the history (more in Japanese than English) so prepare yourself with a guidebook to fully appreciate.

Thank Luihana
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

A quick stop on the walk from Hakone Machi to motohakone. Reconstructed feudal area checkpoint, very cool exhibit, great views from lookout. The exhibit itself has good English signage, but the exhibit hall has interesting documents, but very limited English signs. Quite informative overall and...More

Thank ldjs
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Coming off the boat from sailing Lake Ashi, it was only a few minutes walk from the Hakone-Machi boat pier to see the gate, checkpoint and higher level guard house that had been used during the feudal Edo Period between Tokyo and Kyoto. The checkpoint,...More

Thank BluePointer
Reviewed 5 May 2017

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 provides basic information using mannequins, some furnishings, and arms to tell...More

Thank lilybob24
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Lacks a bit of character and rather cardboard exhibition of the working life of the of the old Edo Period Shogunate period

Thank Aussiebd
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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 are people there to show...More

1  Thank Denise S
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We just stop very briefly in this location during our Mt. Fuji tour. There was a boat ride at this location but not operational due to bad weather. In rest same as usual. Restaurants and souvenir shops.

Thank MariusG1579
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This is the immigration checkpoint of the Edo period when the Tokugawa Shogunate was still in power. One of its main duties was to prevent female relatives of the feudal lords (who were kept to live in Edo as a pledge of loyalty) from leaving...More

Thank Yan C
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Kev D
31 March 2015|
Response from 旅好きじいさん |
The location is 30m North-West from the point of 35.19199, 139.026707, that you said. However parking lot is on the point of 35.193929, 139.026885. I am happy if this information will be useful for you.
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