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

by Nobu
(49) Reviews
10h $ 392 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • 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

Overview

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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Highlights

  • 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)

Important

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
Duration
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 ( 49 )
Kirk Kirk Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
19 hours ago

“ Amazing trip to the Tokyo G-cans! ”

I contacted seven different tour guides, both the top rated guides on this site and on two other sites to take us on a Tokyo G-cans tour. None of the guides I contacted would take us, as the tour was slightly out of the ordinary for them...Thankfully this site put me in touch with the guide Nobu-san and he happily organised the whole tour for us. Nobu planned it perfectly, despite never having been there before. He was on-time to meet us, quietly spoken, very friendly and did well to translate for us while on the tour. We had a great time. I would strongly suggest Nobu, particularly if you want to do something slightly different to all the other tourists in Japan. Thanks again Nobu!

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Kirk. It was an exciting tour for me, too. It is my pleasure to guide guests to different places from standard Tourist courses because I can learn a lot from such tours. Thank you again for giving me a chance to visit G-cans, Kirk. Nobu

Chee Hung Chee Malaysia ( Solo )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Wonderful day visiting Mount Fuji ”

As I wanted to visit Mount Fuji and didn't research on how to get there, I skimmed through available travel guides on TripleLights to take me there and Nobu san was recommended to me through another travel guide. Nobu san was a great and knowledgeable guide - he provided good information of the mountain and its surroundings. He timed our visit well which included visits to the panoramic viewing area by cable car, the boat ride at Lake Kawaguchi and a park nearby. The day was complimented by great view of Mount Fuji as the weather was perfect that day and I took many picture perfect photos and videos of Mount Fuji. It was a day well spent! Thank you Nobu san and TripleLights.

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Lee san! I am glad to know that you enjoyed the tour with me. It was really a good day to see Mt. Fuji and I also enjoyed the beautiful mountain. Thank you again for spending your time with me. Nobu

Mara Mara Switzerland ( Solo )
Good
3 weeks ago

“ Visit to mount Fujy ”

Good trip however unfortunately the weather was not the best for the day. I found a bit too long the trip by bus, maybe worth to inform that half of the day will be spent on travelling. For the rest it was a good day.

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Mara. Unfortunately it was snowing on that day. I regret to say I could not control the weather. I thought you understood how long we had to ride on a bus in Advance by the itinerary. Maybe I should have reminded you more clearly. I appreciate your comment. Best regards, Nobu

Jeniffer Jeniffer United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Fantastic Tour Guide - Thank You Nobu! ”

Hands down, We had a fabulous time with Nobu. We saw so many different sites and Nobu is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and professional. I love the experience and would definitely book with Nobu again if I am ever visiting Japan again. Doumo Arigatou Gozaimashita!

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Jannifer! I also enjoyed spending time with you. I am Looking Forward to meeting you again! Best regards, Nobu

Christy Christy Japan ( Family with kids )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Shopping in Shibuya ”

Nobu accompanied myself and 4 children from Shin Yokohama to Shibuya for some shopping. He was knowledgeable and friendly and I would recommend him to others requiring assistance getting around and learning about Japan.

Nobu:

Thank you very much for your review, Christy! I hope you and your Children enjoyed Japan. Thank you again for spending your time with me. Nobu

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