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A Private Day Tour to Hakone by Public Transportation (Private van/minibus tour is available)

by Nobu
(38) Reviews
10h $ 387 Price up to 4 people


  • Owakudani (You can recognize here that Hakone is an active volcano)
  • Lake Ashi (You can enjoy short lake cruise)
  • Hakone Sekisho Ato (You can learn Japanese History by this site)
  • Hakone Jinja Shrine (Holy place in this area)

Select Date and Travelers

387.20 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 38.72
Extra person.
$ 44.00


A day tour from Tokyo or Yokohama to Hakone, one of the most popular spots near Tokyo, by public transportations.
The tour will visit Owakudani, Lake Ashi, Hakone Sekisho Ato, and Hakone Jinja Shrine.
As an option, you can drop in at Hot Spring Ryokan (Hotel) in Hakone Yumoto on the way back to Tokyo.

What to Expect

Hakone is a popular Sightseeing spot located in the Suburb of Tokyo, but the public transportations in this area is quite complecated.
If you would like to visit there by public transportations, I recommend you to go with a guide who knows Hakone well.
You can enjoy not only nature or historical spots in Hakone but also various vehicles such as mountain tram, cable car, ropeway, ship, bus, etc.
Hakone is also famous as a hot spring Resort. You can enjoy hot springs (day use) if you wish.
Let's fully enjoy Hakone with me!

4.5 (38) Reviews
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  • Owakudani (You can recognize here that Hakone is an active volcano)
  • Lake Ashi (You can enjoy short lake cruise)
  • Hakone Sekisho Ato (You can learn Japanese History by this site)
  • Hakone Jinja Shrine (Holy place in this area)


I can guide you in Tohoku District including Akita, Aomori, Iwate, Fukushima, Miyagi and Yamagata only if you could bear my transportation fee of 8,000Yen. (Sorry, but I usually live in Chiba.)
For Kanto District including Chiba, Hakone, Ibaraki, Kamakura, Kanagawa, Mt. Fuji, Narita, Nikko, Saitama, Tochigi, Tokyo and Yokohama, the pick up fee is 3,000Yen.
If you would like me to guide you in any other area, please feel free to contact me.

- It includes an hour Walking along Lake Ashi. Wearing comfortable shoes is recommendable. (If you have some difficulty to walk, we can use a route bus.)
- In general, a Person with tatoo is not allowed to enter into hot spring baths in Japan. If you have a tatoo on your body, you will not be able to enter into hot spring baths. (If your tatoo is small, the hotel will give you a covering seal during bathing. Therefore, you may be able to take a hot spring bath.)

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up in Tokyo or Yokohama area
What‘s not included
Transportation fee from Tokyo (you and guide):
Approximately 7500Yen/Person (including limited express fee)
Approximately 11500Yen/Person in case of using Bullet Train between Tokyo and Odawara
Hakone Sekisho entrance fee (you and guide): 500Yen/person
(Option) Hot Spring entrance fee: 2210Yen/Person (including rental bath towel and face towel, tax)
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Tokyo or Yokohama
Ending Point
At your hotel in Tokyo or Yokohama
10 hours
Starting time
08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you arrange a tour by a private car (van/minibus) from Tokyo?

Yes, I can arrange a private car tour from Tokyo with the following extra charge.
1) Sedan luxury car/van (up to 8 people): 75,000Yen/day (including a driver fee, fuel, toll and tax)
2) Minibus (up to 16 people): 135,000Yen/day (including a driver fee, fuel toll and tax)
*If you use a private car, other transportation cost will not occur.

If we take hot spring baths in Hakone Yumoto, how much more we need to pay?

The entrance fee to hot spring bath is 2,210Yen/person (up to 2 hours).
If the duration is to be extended, the extra charge of the guide fee will occur. (4,000Yen/hour)

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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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 38 )
David David Singapore ( Family with kids )
1 week ago

“ Customized Mt Fuji tour ”

Had one week to organize a rather last minute customized tour to Mt Fuji area and chanced upon Nobu. Nobu was very responsive and helped to secure the appropriate transport for my party of 6, including children as well as a organize a flexible itinerary to suit what we had wanted to see combined with recommendations from his experience. The tour went well, thanks to Nobu, who not only answered all our questions but managed the schedule well so much so that we did all the key activities (was an ambitious list) we had set out to do so in the 10 hours together. Recommended if you are looking for a fuss free friendly guide around Mt Fuji! Thanks again Nobu.


Thank you very much for your review, David. It is my great pleasure if you and your family enjoyed the tour with me. It was also nice that we could see beautiful Mt. Fuji from various view spots such as the 5th station of Mt. Fuji, Mt. Kachikachiyama, Oishi Park, Oshino Hakkai Springs, etc. Thank you again for being with me! Nobu

Glen Glen United States ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ Nikko & Kamakura ”

We spent 2 days with Nobu as our guide. He was fantastic and we highly recommend him to everyone! We traveled with my mother and father in-law who are both in their 90’s and Nobu was extremely patient and attentive to their pace and challenges. He really made us very comfortable and shared his detailed knowledge of the history of the sites we visited! In addition, he arranged a private van and driver, Kaede, who complimented Nobu perfectly. We would hire both Nobu and Kaede again.


Thank you very much for your review, Glen. It is my great pleasure to know that you and your family enjoyed the 2 day tours. Since they are the same generation of my parents who live in my hometown, I felt like I was with my parents when I was with your your mother and father in-low. I hope you fully enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan and am looking forward to meeting you again. Nobu

Rajat Randev Rajat United States ( Couple )
3 weeks ago

“ Reccomend getting a guide for Japan ”

Nobu did a great job in taking us around Tokyo. We visited Nikko and a suburb of Tokyo. It was a very easy paced tour, but be prepared to walk a lot - very enjoyable though. Nobu had good food recommendations, he is very accommodating and flexible on his schedule. I definitely recommend getting Nobu.


Thank you very much for your review, Rajat. It is my great pleasure to know that you enjoyed the tours with me. Looking Forward to meeting you for next time! Nobu

Tess Tess Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Tokyo Expereience ”

All went well as expected, the group enjoyed the tours tailored for us.


Thank you very much for your review, Tess. I am happy to hear that your group enjoyed the tours. Thank you again for spending your 2 days with me. Nobu

Andrew Andrew United States ( Solo )
1 month ago

“ Thanks Nobu!!! ”

I spent 3 days with Nobu and he was wonderful. He picked me up outside my Airbnb, had a great itinerary (I had no idea really what I wanted to do in Japan) and I learned some great things from him during our travels through Tokyo, Mt Fuji, and Kamakura. He speaks English well and is very knowledgable! I would recommend him to anyone!! Thanks Nobu! Andrew


Thank you very much for your review, Andrew. I am glad to know that you enjoyed travels in Japan with me. There are many other good places to visit in Japan which I could not introduce you due to lack of time. I am Looking Forward to visiting those places with you in the next opportunity. Nobu

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