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“Slick Reproduction”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hakone Sekisho

Hakone Sekisho
Ranked #17 of 101 things to do in Hakone-machi
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Bonsall, California
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“Slick Reproduction”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2010

If you are interested in Japanese history, then this reconstructed check point might be of some interest. It is a modern reproduction and is well done for what it is, but only visit if you are in the area anyway. It isn't worth a special trip, although the old highway and other sites in the area certainly are. Be sure to stroll the ancient highway lined with towering cedars. There is a small museum next door that has some interesting displays showing how the samurai traveled, along with weapons and other artifacts.

Honestly, when we finished with the checkpoint we said, "That's 20 minutes of our life we'll never get back," but like I said, if you are there anyway give it a shot.

Thank davegidd
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Fujieda, Japan
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“More Historically Based”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2009

Hakone checkpoint ruins used to be simpler than what it is now. Recent renovation made the site more true to the historical grounds. It is perfect only if there's ample English guidance to the newly renovated parts.

Thank Taigaa
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