During the Edo period (1603-1868), the role of the barrier stations changed from that of a military fortress to that of a police station, inspecting travelers and their luggage as they traveled along the roads. In particular, it seems that they kept a close watch on the wives of daimyos (feudal lords) who were kept as hostages in Edo to ensure that they did not rebel against the shogunate by fleeing back to their homeland, and to prevent large quantities of weapons from being brought into Edo without permission.
The Hakone Kogen Hotel is located in the highlands of Sengokuhara near Lake Ashi.
This is an old school Western style Japanese dishes restaurant loved by locals for over 40 years. You can enjoy pasta, meat dishes, fish dishes, and handmade cakes here.
Unwind yourself at Ashinoko Camp Village, This camp site features a rental villa type Kevin building that is safe for beginners to camp, a camping site where you can fully enjoy the nature of Lake Ashi, and a BBQ garden that you can use even on a day trip.
The Komagatake Ropeway is one of two ropeways in Hakone that takes you up one of Hakone`s highest peaks for views of Fuji, the Pacific Ocean, and a historical mountain top shrine.