This traditional teahouse was founded 400 years ago. It still serves its signature traditional rice drink, made to the original recipe dating back to the time it was founded.
There are still many sections of this route where the road is still paved with the original cobble stones and runs along between massive cedar trees planted centuries ago to protect travelers from the wind and sun.
In feudal times, people were not allowed to move freely around Japan. All travelers were closely scrutinized when passing through the Hakone Checkpoint. The traditional gate and buildings at the checkpoint were reconstructed in 2007.