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Best Memories of Hakone

by Yuki
(171) Reviews
10h $ 290 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • The following is a standard plan with optional places you can choose. There also shown approximate time duration.
  • 9:30-10:00 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.)
  • 10:30-11:30 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 4,000 JPY for adult, 1,000 for child under 13. We will take the mountain train in our return trip.)
  • 12:00-13:30 Cruising Lake Ashi with the popular pirate ship (Included in Hakone Free Pass, Lunch )
  • 13:30-14:30 Rope way to Owakudani volcanic area with the view of Mt Fuji when it is fine. ( Included in Hakone Free Pass. The rope way will be suspended when the concentration of sulfur in the area exceeds 0.2ppm.)
  • 14:30-16:30 You can choose one place from Options #A, #B and #C shown below. You can find pictures of these places by clicking (>) in the left window.
  • Option#A. Gora park with European garden and a tea ceremony in a Japanese garden ( Tea ceremony is optional with 500 JPY)
  • Option#B. Hakone Open Air Museum with many unique sculptures and Picasso Gallery ( Admission fee: 1,400 JPY, Guide: free)
  • Option#C. Hakone Museum very popular for its moss garden in autumn color season ( Entrance fee: 900 JYP)
  • 16:30-18:00 Return to your hotel by a bus and the Shinkansen
  • Special order : You can order the following places #1 to #6 and 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. Hakone Glass Museum (Admission fee: 1400 JPY, Guide: free, good place when you can not see Mt. Fuji )
  • Special#2. Rope way to the top of Mt.Koma for the best view of Mt. Fuji ( Additional fee of 2,440 JPY for the rope way and cruising by the catamaran ship)
  • Special#3. 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#4. Old Tokaido road walking ( no fee but 30 min walk)
  • Special#5. Taking a hot spring bath at Hakone Yumoto ( Public out door bath:1,800 JPY or Private indoor bath :4,000 JPY per bath per 40 min..)
  • Special#6. Pola Museum of Art (Admission fee 1,600 JPY, Guide: 800 JPY, Oil Paintings of Impressionists in its beautiful facilities)
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290.40 USD

Price up to 5 people
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Extras (optional)

Extra person ( Additional charge is required from the 6th person inclu....
$ 44.00
Extra hour per group.
$ 26.40
Early pickup ( before 8:30AM ) per group.
$ 26.40

Overview

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 its 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.

What to Expect

1. Memorable Tour; I can show you around the most memorable places in Hakone based on my experience.
2. Easier to Go; I will choose the most efficient and comfortable transportation so you don't have to be bothered by how to visit them efficiently within a day.
3. Flexible Plan; My tour is very flexible with time and places with many options according to your interest.
4. Delicious Foods; Japanese food is very important part of my tour, I will take you to my favorite restaurant for lunch during the tour.
5.Hot spring bath; Hakone is famous for hot spring baths, if you want, I can take you to a nice hotel where you can use a private bath.

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Highlights

  • The following is a standard plan with optional places you can choose. There also shown approximate time duration.
  • 9:30-10:00 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.)
  • 10:30-11:30 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 4,000 JPY for adult, 1,000 for child under 13. We will take the mountain train in our return trip.)
  • 12:00-13:30 Cruising Lake Ashi with the popular pirate ship (Included in Hakone Free Pass, Lunch )
  • 13:30-14:30 Rope way to Owakudani volcanic area with the view of Mt Fuji when it is fine. ( Included in Hakone Free Pass. The rope way will be suspended when the concentration of sulfur in the area exceeds 0.2ppm.)
  • 14:30-16:30 You can choose one place from Options #A, #B and #C shown below. You can find pictures of these places by clicking (>) in the left window.
  • Option#A. Gora park with European garden and a tea ceremony in a Japanese garden ( Tea ceremony is optional with 500 JPY)
  • Option#B. Hakone Open Air Museum with many unique sculptures and Picasso Gallery ( Admission fee: 1,400 JPY, Guide: free)
  • Option#C. Hakone Museum very popular for its moss garden in autumn color season ( Entrance fee: 900 JYP)
  • 16:30-18:00 Return to your hotel by a bus and the Shinkansen
  • Special order : You can order the following places #1 to #6 and 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. Hakone Glass Museum (Admission fee: 1400 JPY, Guide: free, good place when you can not see Mt. Fuji )
  • Special#2. Rope way to the top of Mt.Koma for the best view of Mt. Fuji ( Additional fee of 2,440 JPY for the rope way and cruising by the catamaran ship)
  • Special#3. 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#4. Old Tokaido road walking ( no fee but 30 min walk)
  • Special#5. Taking a hot spring bath at Hakone Yumoto ( Public out door bath:1,800 JPY or Private indoor bath :4,000 JPY per bath per 40 min..)
  • Special#6. Pola Museum of Art (Admission fee 1,600 JPY, Guide: 800 JPY, Oil Paintings of Impressionists in its beautiful facilities)

Important

The possibility of viewing Mt.Fuji in summer is below 20% and there is no snow cap on it.

Please ask me the availability of this tour before you book it.
The wholesale area of Tsukiji will move to Toyosu on October 11th, 2018 but its outer market will stay at Tsukiji where we can enjoy good sushi and delicious Japanese foods.
I have a one day tour to Kyoto from Tokyo, but you have to pay the cost of about 30,000 JPY per person for the transportation of you and me.

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 Venetian Glass Museum by a bus. The ropeway from Owakudani to Togendai (near the Lake) will be closed for maintenance from May 23rd to June 20th in 2018. During this period, the other half of the ropeway from Sounzan to Owakudani will be available.
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What‘s included
guide fee
hotel pick up
What‘s not included
transportation fee of you and the guide (about 9000 JPN/person including the cruising )
lunch about 1500 JPN (you and the guide)
Depart From
Tokyo,Yokohama
Meeting Point
At your hotel
Ending Point
At your hotel
Duration
10 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

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
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 9,000 JPY per adult.
The Shinkansen return ticket is 4,600 JPY per adult.
You can use JR pass for the Shinkansen but please pay the cost of the guide.
Hakone free pass is 4,000 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 4,000nJPY/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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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 ( 171 )
Winnie Winnie Brunei Darussalam ( Family )
Excellent
17 hours ago

“ Tokyo Tour - Family of 4 from Brunei ”

We appreciate the tour and services provided by Yuki. Yuki is absolutely a well organized and excellent tour guide. The experience we had was amazing and wonderful. Thank you so much for helping us out with the arrangements from Tokyo to Kyoto. Should we ever return to Tokyo we will definitely plan our next tour with Yuki again .

Yuki:

Dear Winnie, Thank you for writing a review of my tour. I am very happy to know that you have enjoyed it. Please give my best regards to your family. Yuki

Katherin Katherin United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Excellent and patient guide ”

Yuki did an excellent job showing up around Meiji shrine and Senso-Ji temple as well as taking us on a day trip to Hakone to view Mt.Fuji (includes many different forms of transportation). He was very helpful with helping us navigate the metro, trains, buses particularly with having a stroller and needing to use elevators at times. He was also very patient with our almost 5 year old who was holding Yuki’s hand by the end of the tour.

Yuki:

Dear Katherin, Thank you for taking your time for the nice review. It was Saturday, so Hakone was still crowded at the end of the autumn color season. I tried to make the tour easy and we were lucky to see the gracious Mt. Fuji. Please give my best regards to your family. Yuki

Carol Carol United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ An insightful and energetic guide! ”

If you want to make the most of a short visit, I highly recommend hiring Yuki. This was my first trip to Tokyo and of course wanted to see everything, which is ridiculous. Yuki patiently fielded my many requests and crafted an itinerary that let me sample places I was most interested in. He kept us moving along on schedule, though I never felt pressured and enjoyed my time. He also took me on short detours that gave me a more local perspective. An intelligent and charming travel companion, Yuki sports a dapper homburg that is easy to spot in a crowd. I could never have accomplished this visit by myself. Thank you Yuki for an enjoyable introduction to this amazing metropolis!

Yuki:

Dear Carol, Thank you for writing a review of my tour. I am very glad that you have satisfied with the tour. It was a great challenge for me to cover so many places within a limited time. Please enjoy your cruising from Yokohama. Yuki

Mandy Mandy United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ A perfect Fall day trip n Kamakura ”

Yuki is a wonderful, warm, and very knowledgeable tour guide. He took us on a day trip to the historical coastal town of Kamakura which is a village dating back to Yoritomo’s shogunate government in 1192. Kamakura lies amid wooded hills filled with ancient Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. Yuki took us to see the amazing Great Buddha, beautiful Hasedera Temple, and the Hokokuji Temple with an interesting serene bamboo garden. Along the way Akira told us history and stories of the temples and the Goddess of Mercy (Kannon). We also had a delicious lunch treat at a local restaurant with home cooked meal. We really enjoyed our lovely Fall weather day trip in Kamakura with Yuki. Thank you very much, Yuki!

Yuki:

Dear Mandy, Thank you for the detailed review of my tour including your understanding of Japanese history. I was very happy you enjoyed my story of each place. Sorry for the poor autumn colors in this year because of the salt deposit due to the windy typhoon which is very rare. Please give my best regards to your husband and friends. Yuki

Linda Linda United States ( Business )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Excellent, thoughtful guide. ”

Extremely thorough and well planned. We would highly recommend Yuki to anyone visiting Japan. Yuki made our first Tokyo and Yokohama experience so enjoyable, allowing us to navigate our desired locations without having to stress about the confusing train routes, signs, language issues, etc. He also found us popular-priced wonderful restaurants that we all enjoyed. He also helped us buy tickets for the high-speed rail line, making the purchase process much easier for us.

Yuki:

Dear Linda, Thank you for your nice review of my tour. It was a new experience for me to look around high end shopping malls. It is difficult to find a good restaurant in Harajuku area during week end. I was glad you liked the place. Please give my best regards to the others, too. Yuki

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