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Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum

1 Hakone, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0521, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 460-83-6635
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Interesting for History Buffs

Small reconstuction of Edo period checkpoint -- great for people interested in Edo period history... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Charles M
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San Francisco, California
Well curated exhibition

This is a realistic reconstruction of the (wholly historical) border post on the Edo (Tokyo... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Julian S
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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
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1 Hakone, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0521, Kanagawa Prefecture
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+81 460-83-6635
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small reconstuction of Edo period checkpoint -- great for people interested in Edo period history. Museum in back has an odd collection of poorly curated objects and displays. Beautiful setting.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a realistic reconstruction of the (wholly historical) border post on the Edo (Tokyo) - Kyoto highway during the Tokugawa Shogunate. Here travellers were checked to ensure (amongst other things) that the wives of nobles weren't escaping from being the Shogun's hostages. This is...More

Thank Julian S
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

You can go through here for free, but you have to pay if you want to go in a look around properly. I went through and found a woodwork shop with the most beautiful dolls and boxes. The craftsman was really nice and gave us...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Reconstructed historical site, many nice handicraft stores in the surrounding area. Did not get to go inside.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This is a great reproduction of what it was like for traveling people coming into this area. It's like an old fashion imagratation center. The men and women were completely checked out and vetted. Also some nice shopping to be had.

Thank Perry H
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Definitely a must-see place if you happen to be in the area and love history! If you are hakone passholder, show your pass to the staff and get 10% discount of entry ticket. The site is small, you have two opposite gates literally, once you...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Hakone's ancient claim to fame was its location as a choke hold on the north-south highway. The outpost is now a museum. Good for a quick look.

1  Thank Mike N
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Museum exhibition requires additional top-up on top of your Hakone Freepass. We decided to just walkthru it so it was nothing much. This area is just 5 mins away from Hakone-machiko pier stop. Once pass this, do go thru the ancient cedar avenue which takes...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 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

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Reviewed 1 July 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.

1  Thank Karen M
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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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