Checkpoint Exhibition HallApprox. Time: 2 hours
Activity Level: Easy to Moderate

In the city of Hakone, about a 90min commute out of Toky is the Checkpoint Exhibition Hall. A significant historical structure built to defend and protect. Hakone Checkpoint was built in 1619 so that the Tokugawa shogunate could strengthen their defense. The main purpose was to prevent feudal lords from rebellion against Hidetada Tokugawa. Guns were not allowed to be brought in and women were not allowed to get out of Edo. In 1869, the Checkpoint was abolished and demolished. Since then, the ruin has been a noted place in Hakone. Hakone checkpoint exhibition hall constructed according to various data in 1965 is a reproduction of Gobansho of Hakone Checkpoint. It exhibits about 1000 items including historical relics regarding the checkpoint and the old Hakone area.

Courtesy of the Japan Tourism Board