Hakone Sekisho Review
This barrier, a checkpoint on the road with a guardhouse and lookout tower, was built in 1618 to inspect incoming and outgoing traffic until it was demolished during the Meiji Restoration of 1868. An exact replica was built as a tourist attraction in 1965 and is only a few minutes' walk from the pier, along the lakeshore in the direction of Moto-Hakone. Last entry is 30 minutes before closing time.
- Address: 1 Hakone-machi, Hakone, Kanagawa-ken, 250-0521
- Phone: 0460/83–6635
- Cost: ¥300
- Hours: Mar.–Nov., daily 9–5; Dec.–Feb., daily 9–4:30
- Location: Hakone