The Tokugawa Shogunate established the Hakone Check Point in 1619 to prevent an insurrection of feudal lords,
and the facility continued to impose strict rules posing a burden on travelers for more than 250 years.
The current guardhouse was restored in 1965.
About 12 minutes from Hakone En Cottage West by car
About 15 minutes from Hakone-en Port by cruise
About 20 minutes from The Prince Hakone Lake Ashinoko by Izu-Hakone bus