Hakone is known for an Edo Era checkpoint constructed along the main route known as a sekisho. It is here that you can tour the restored facility and see valuable historical information. Next to the sekisho is a store selling traditional handicrafts and wooden mosaic works of Hakone so it is recommended for getting those souvenirs.
These ancient cedar trees are 400 years old. Take in the sight of these trees which grew along the main highway during the Edo Era while heading for Hakone Shrine. The walk will take about 20 minutes to reach the shrine.
Hakone Shrine is a place where many people visit since it is Hakone’s only power spot. There is an impressive red torii gate that can be seen from the lake. A god of good fortune in things such as traffic safety and the granting of wishes is enshrined here. Following the tour of the shrine, get on the transit bus (H/Hakone-machi Line) at the nearby stop and return to Hakone Yumoto Station. The trip will take about 40-60 minutes.