• Culture
  • Kanagawa

Hakone Sekisho

"Tastes of JAPAN by ANA" is a regional vitalization project that collaborates with the different prefectures in Japan to present the Land of the Rising Sun in all of its diverse glory.

Hakone Sekisho tells of 400 years of history

Since ancient times, Sekisho (checkpoints) were set up at key areas on roads to inspect people and cargo for military purposes. The Hakone Sekisho was established by the Tokugawa shogunate in 1619. While closed in 1868, it was restored in 2006 based on late Edo Period (1603-1868) documents and excavation findings, then has been reopened to the public. Hakone Sekisho is the only sekisho in Japan that has been completely restored to its original appearance. In the annexed museum, various materials related to the sekisho are displayed.

Hakone Sekisho Exhibition Hall

The museum introduces Hakone Sekisho through 13 themes in a way that is easy to understand, including its transition through history, roles, relations with the Hakone-juku post town, and the Hakone region's landscape, as well as information on sekishos around the country. Don't miss the impressive miniature model of a daimyo feudal lord procession. There is also an exhibition on the restoration process of the Hakone Sekisho.

Location

Name Hakone Sekisho
Website http://www.hakonesekisyo.jp/english/
Address 1 Hakone, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa
Access Approximately 55 minutes' bus ride from Odawara Station (JR, Odakyu, Hakone Tozan Railway, Izu Hakone Railway)
Approximately 40 minutes' bus ride from Hakone-Yumoto Station on the Hakone Tozan Railway
Approximately 50 minutes' drive from the Gotemba IC on the Tomei Expressway
Business Hours 9:00 to 17:00 (until 16:30 during December to February)
Last admission: 30 minutes before closing time
Inquiries TEL: 0460-83-6635
Admission Adults: 500 yen; Children: 250 yen

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