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

by Nobu
(44) Reviews
10h $ 396 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

396.00 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 39.60
Extra person.
$ 45.00


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!

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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 ( 44 )
Susan Susan Philippines ( Friends )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ Anout Nobu ”

Nobu is a very competent guide. He knows how to explain the olaces we went to. Good english. Very friendly and helpful. Pleasant personality


Thank you very much for your review, Susan. While it was not a good weather, we were luckey enough to see Mt. Fuji from the breaks in the clouds. Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchiko have different beauties in each season. Please visit there in other seasons if you have a chance. Nobu

bena Bena Australia ( Family )
Very Good
4 weeks ago

“ nice pace to see Tokyo ”

Nobu was quick to response, depot booking only 1 day in advance he was able to create a good itinerary of us. Very patience and helpful. Thanks Nobu.


Thank you very much for your review, Bena. I feel happy if I could help you to enjoy Tokyo. I hope to visit your shop in Perth with my family in the future! Nobu

Hiyasmin Ledi Hiyasmin Philippines
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Great tour to Mt Fuji ”

Great tour to Mt Fuji even on a busy holiday. We had a fun time and saw a lot of sights in a short time. We all enjoyed it.


Thank you very much for your review. Unfortunately Jan 2 is one of the busiest days in Japan, so we faced a long queue and a heavy trafic jam. Even so, it is my great pleasure to know that you enjoyed beautiful Mt. Fuji and other sceneries. Thank you again for spending your time with me. Nobu

Cheryl Cheryl Singapore ( Family with kids )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Very dedicated, patient and informed guide that plans ahead ”

We are very happy to have Nobu as our guide during the hectic Christmas and New Year season. We approached Nobu to do a 1 day Fuji tour and 1 day City tour that is catered to our family with 2 young boys ( 4 yo and 21month old). He is on the ball when it comes to replying to our many enquiries as we were extra cautious when we bring our 2 boys. He gave us various options as well as costings quickly which make it easier for our decision making and budgeting during the peak season. During the trip, he was very friendly and help to entertain our little ones here and there when we need to attend to something i.e. we were given pockets of opportunities to buy and gobble down some nice Sashimi in the overly crowded Tsukiji market while Nobu kindly tend to them; My boy vomitted on myself ... read more


Thank you very much for your review, Cheryl. I really enjoyed being with you and your family for the 2 days! I actually had the itinerary for each day, but I did not show it to you because I thought it would be changed from time to time. I should have shown it to you in any Event. I am Looking Forward to meeting you, your husband and your boys again in the future! Nobu

Lilian Lilian Philippines ( Family with kids )
1 month ago

“ Mount Fuji ”

Nobu was a great guide. He designed our tour according to my request. He speaks good english and very accommodating. He brought us to the beautiful places in Fuji. I highly recommend him.


Thank you very much for your review, Lilian. I feel happy if you and your family enjoyed beautiful Mt. Fuji. Thank you again for spending your time with me. Nobu

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