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

by Nobu
(31) Reviews
10h $ 392 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)

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391.60 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 39.16
Extra person.
$ 44.50


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!

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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 ( 31 )
Judy Judy Australia ( Friends )
Very Good
23 hours ago

“ Great walk around Tokyo ”

Nobu met us at our hotel at the time previously arranged. He was very courteous and very obliging. We walked to different parts of the city and he was very knowledgeable about the area. He showed us how to use the train system. We walked for nearly 4 hours. Highly recommend Nobu and the tour.


Thank you very much for your review, Judy. It was my first time to arrange a Walking tour in Tokyo, but I really enjoyed it with you. I am Looking Forward to guiding you in other area for the next opportunity. Nobu

Susan Susan United States ( Solo )
3 days ago

“ customized experience, a trip down memory lane ”

Nobu took me off the typical tourist track, as I searched for memories of where I lived in 1965. He negotiated the trains and buses from Tokyo to Zushi to Hayama. In Hayama, we walked, I remembered, and he talked with and questioned locals. He engaged with a local lady of my age who verified that I had found the house I lived in. She and I used the same beauty shop 50+ years ago. I don't know how Nobu fit so much into one day. We also visited Kamakura, as my husband and I frequently did. We then returned to Tokyo partly via a local train that traveled along the coast and stopped at small, old stations. So, if you want a custom tour, contact Nobu. He will make it happen for you.


Thank you very much for your review, Susan. It was my great surprise that we could find out the house you lived in more than 50 years ago! We were luckey that we could meet the lady who knows its neighborhood well at a local restaurant. I think your passion and will for finding it out leaded us to the house.

Andy Andy United States ( Friends )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ KIAPA, Japan experience 2018 ”

Nobu, a talented guide. Full responsibility and leadership. He organized our trip together perfectly even tough we have missed Mt. Fuji because of the nature rain and taifun in Osaka during our visit but overall our tour in Japan with Nobu make everyone in the group happy. Thank you for Nobu.


Thank you very much for your review, Andy. Unfortunately a big Typhoon was coming during the trip, but I enjoyed being with you and your group. I am Looking Forward to meeting you and your group again in the future. Nobu

James James United States ( Family with kids )
2 months ago

“ No complaints, but Nobu has room for improvement ”

First of all my wife, 12 year old an myself had a great day with Nobu visiting Mt. Fuji and the surrounding areal. Nobu knew the area and was flexible. He did a great job arranging transportation and made us feel comfortable. Some suggestions however that could have made the trip even more enjoyable. Food: Being flexible is very important but also having some go to lunch and snack places in mind is important. When it came to lunch, I felt as if we were looking for food rather than the guide suggesting a couple of places he knew and trusted. Lunch was worrisome instead of an opportunity to experience a good, trusted and familiar local restaurant. Also, since we had a private car, it would have been a nice touch to have provided a few bottles of water. This is common in other private tours ... read more


Dear James, Thank you very much for your frank comments and useful advices for me. Concerning lunch, I feel sorry for not being satisfied. I regret to say that I had limited options in that area. Even so, I should have taken some action for satisfying you. As for bottles of water, the car company usually prepare them, but the driver seemed to forget it. Of course, it was my responsibility. I will make my best efforts to improve my conversational English. Thank you again for your review. I very much appreciate it. Nobu

Andrew Andrew Australia
3 months ago

“ Lovely guide ”

Nobu was excellent. Could not find any faults and will be looking to book again.


Thank you very much for your Kind review. It is my great pleasure if you were satisfied. I am Looking Forward to seeing you again in November. Nobu

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