Fodor's Expert Review Hakone Checkpoint Museum

Hakone Historic Sight

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. The hilltop guardhouse offers excellent views of Lake Ashi and the surrounding area.

Historic Sight

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1 Hakone-machi
Hakone, Kanagawa-ken  250-0521, Japan


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Rate Includes: ¥500

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