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Best Memories of Hakone


Hakone
10 Hours
up to 5 people
English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Hakone is very popular place for one day trip from Tokyo. We will take the Shinkansen from Tokyo to Odawara and a mountain train, a ropeway and cruise Lake Ashi by the Pirate ship to enjoy her various scenery. Hakone is famous for hot spring public baths, you can try one if you want. If the weather is fine, you can see the magnificent view of Mt. Fuji from several places.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Yuki.

  • The following is a standard plan with optional places you can choose. There also shown approximate time duration.

  • 08:30 AM

    At your hotel

    I will pick you up near the reception.

  • 09:30 AM

    9:30-10:00 AM: Tokyo or Shinjuku station

    Taking Shinkansen from Tokyo to Odawara which runs about 250 Km/h (Discount return ticket with 4600 JPY for an adult, you can use JR pass.) It is very impressive to observe other express Shinkansen passing by at Odawara station. If you are staying near Shinjuku station and not interested in taking the Shinkansen, I would recommend the Romance car from Shinjuku station. This express train is not so rapid, but you can save the time to go to Tokyo station.

  • 10:30 AM

    10:30-11:30 AM: Odawara to Lake Ashi

    Taking a train and a bus to Lake Ashi to view Mt. Fuji as early as possible when it is clear (Hakone Free Pass with 4,600 JPY for adult, 1,000 for child under 13. We will take the mountain train in our return trip.)

  • 11:30 AM

    11:30-12:30 PM Hakone Shrine

    We will walk to the Hakone Shrine, which was established in 757. You can see the Torii gate for peace on the lake and the sanctuary of the nine headed dragon which used to suffer people.

  • 12:30 PM

    12:30-13:20 PM: Lunch

    I will take you to my favorite Japanese restaurant where you can eat Tempura, Japanese noodle, Katsudon, etc. (about 2,000 JPY per person).

  • 13:20-13:50 PM: Cruising Lake Ashi

    We will take the popular pirate ship (Included in Hakone Free Pass).

  • 14:00-16:00 PM: You can choose one place from Options #A to #E shown below. You can find pictures of these places by clicking (>) in the left window.

  • 14:00 PM

    Option#A. Gora park after Owakudani volcano by the ropeway (Admission is included in Hakone Free Pass. You can try a tea ceremony with 500 JPY.)

  • 14:00 PM

    Option#B. Hakone Open Air Museum after Owakudani volcano by the ropeway ( Many unique sculptures and Picasso Gallery. Admission fee: 1,400 JPY, Guide: free)

  • 14:00 PM

    Option#C. Hakone Museum after Owakudani volcano by the ropeway ( Popular for autumn leaves, Entrance fee: 900 JYP)

  • 14:00 PM

    Option#D. Hakone Glass Museum (Admission fee: 1400 JPY, Guide: free, good place when you can not see Mt. Fuji)

  • 14:00 PM

    Option#E. Pola Museum of Art (Admission fee 1,600 JPY, Guide: 800 JPY, Oil Paintings of Impressionists in its beautiful facilities)

  • 16:00 PM

    16:00-18:30 PM: Return to your hotel by a bus and the Shinkansen

  • 18:30 PM

    At your hotel

    End of the tour

  • Special orders : You can order the following places #1 to #5

    I will offer you a modified plan with necessary trade offs/ additional charge. You can find pictures of these places by clicking (>) in the left window.

  • Special#1. Rope way to the top of Mt.Koma for the best view of Mt. Fuji ( Additional fee of 2,650 JPY for the rope way and cruising by the catamaran ship which are not included in the Hakone Free Pass)

  • Special#2. Narukawa Art Museum with good view of Mt. Fuji and fine Japanese paintings . ( Admission fee: 1,200 JPY, Guide: free, good place to view Mt. Fuji)

  • Special#3. Old Tokaido road walking (30 min walk, Admission free )

  • Special#4. Taking a hot spring bath at Hakone Yumoto ( Public outdoor bath:1,800 JPY or Private indoor bath :4,000 JPY per bath per 40 min..)

  • Special#5.Taking a hot spring bath at Ubako ( On a clear day, you can see Mt. Fuji from the Public outdoor bath:1,600 JPY. They don't have a private one.)

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Departure & Return

Depart From Tokyo,Yokohama
Starting time 08:30 AM
Meeting Point At your hotel
Ending Point At your hotel

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee
hotel pick up

What‘s not included

Transportation fee of you and the guide. (about 10,000 JPN/person, including the cruising)
Lunch fee of about 2000 JPN (you and the guide)

Important

Not available on Mondays.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Japan has been closed to foreign travelers since 2020 March. Please ask me the availability of this tour before you book it.

(April. 4th, 2020) Due to the aftermath of Typhoon 19th, the mountain train will be suspended until the end of July in 2020 which is substituted by a bus.
1. View of Mt. Fuji; The possibility of viewing Mt Fuji depends on the season, more than 60% in winter while less than 10% in summer. But there are other interesting places in Hakone such as cruising Lake Ashi and Open Air Museum.
2. Transportations; I usually take public transportations but I can arrange a chartered taxi from Odawara if you want. It will cost about 40,000 JPY per five hours up to 4 persons including me.
3. Congestion of transportations; Hakone will be very crowded during the first week of May (Golden week holidays) and weekend days of November (Autumn color season). But I will choose the most efficient and comfortable way.
4. Suspension of the Ropeway; The ropeway to Owakudani is sometimes closed when the sulfur gas concentration of the area exceeds 0.2ppm or during severe weather conditions. In the case of suspension, I would recommend you to visit the Venetian Glass Museum by a bus.
- The tour guide is not available on Monday.
- Please, send a direct message to the tour guide for confirming the availability before booking read more

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

How are the typical schedule?

8:30 Hotel pick up
9:30 Depart from Tokyo station with the Shinkansen
10:30 Depart from Odawara to Hakone by a train
12:00 Tour of Gora park with tea ceremony (optional) and lunch
13:30 Take a rope way to Owakudani (Suspended since May 19th, 2019)
15:30 Arrive at Lake Ashi and cruising by the Pirate ship
16:45 Depart from Lake Ashi to Odawara with a bus
18:12 Depart from Odawara with the Shinkansen
18:42 Arrive at Tokyo station

How much is the transportation cost ?

The total cost is about 10,000 JPY per adult.
The Shinkansen return ticket is 4,630 JPY per adult.
You can use JR pass for the Shinkansen but please pay the cost of the guide.
Hakone free pass is 4,600 JPY per adult and 1,000 per child younger than 12 years old.

I have a tattoo, can I take the hot spring bath ?

You may not be allowed to enter.
If your tattoo is small, you can cover it up.
They have a private bath with 4,000 JPY/40min for a family.

I will stay at Hokone, can you pick me up at my hotel at Hakone ?

Yes, I can pick you up at Hakone if you pay me extra 8,000 JPY during the tour as I live about 3 hours away.

Can we use a chartered taxi for the tour ?

Yes, you can take a chartered taxi from Odawara station.
I will book the taxi if you are within 3 people.
One taxi will cost about 40,000 JPY for 5 hours.

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 269 )
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Debbie Debbie United States ( Family )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Two great days in Tokyo ”

We are so grateful for two amazing days in Tokyo. We saw SO MUCH that we could not have managed by ourselves especially with the complicated subways! Yuki took us to so amazing spots that we could not have known about or seen so quickly in two days.

Yuki:

Dear Debbie, Thank you for taking my tour. I am very happy if you enjoyed it. Please give my best regards to Dave, too. Yuki

Andrew Andrew Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Kyoto be Tokyo ”

An awesome day in Kyoto followed by some Tokyo highlights .. Yuki was an awesome guide - very knowledgeable, knew the best restaurants, public transport system, Japanese history and culture .. we enjoyed an awesome 2 days with him :) Thanks !

Yuki:

Dear Andrew, Thank you for taking my tours. I was very much upset when I found that we were waiting at different places. But we met just before the departure of the Shinkansen and saw Mt. Fuji from the window of the train. We delayed for the tea ceremony in Kyoto, but you made it through and arrived Kinkaku-Ji temple before the sun set. It was a memorable tour for me, too. Please give my best regards to your family. Yuki

John John Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Meiji Shrine, Imperial Palace Gardens and Senso-Ji temple ”

We had an excellent day with Yuki. He was very well organised and prepared a very nice full day itinerary for our family. He organised Passmo travel passes for us all and navigated us around the Tokyo metro and rail network with ease. We visited Meiji Shrine, Imperial Palace Gardens and Senso-Ji temple. As a special treat for our girls (8 and 10 yo) he took us to a Owl cafe where we could have a hot coffee and the girls could get up close to owls, lizards, meerkats, chinchillas, hedgehogs and other animals. We also went to a Udon noodle restaurant for lunch - once again an excellent choice from Yuki. We had a great day and learned a lot at the same time as Yuki was very knowledgeable on everywhere we visited. Thank you Yuki - we really enjoyed our time with you today.

Yuki:

Dear John, Thank you for taking my tour of Tokyo. Everything went well and I was very happy to see you enjoy the places I took you. Please have a nice vocation in Japan. Yuki

Lori Lori United States ( Couple )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Up close and personal Hakone ”

Yukie was an awesome guide taking us to Hakone from our Hotel in Tokyo. He was smart and very personal. I would highly recommend Yuki!

Yuki:

Dear Lori, Thank you for taking my tour. I am very happy that you have enjoyed my Hakone tour. Best regards, Yuki

Karin Karin Singapore ( Family )
Good
8 months ago

“ Hakone region Nature guide not necessary ”

The weather was unpredictable but we would, as a result, have appreciated the guide to have been more flexible and client responsive. Information lacking on geology of the region, artists and architect of the Picasso museum. I have no doubt the guide will be of more value for a city tour!

Yuki:

Dear Karin, Thank you for taking my tour. I did my best to make the tour enjoyable for all of you, but it did not work on the day in Hakone. Best regards, Yuki

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