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Overview

Hakone is very popular for one day trip from Tokyo. There are nice parks and museums with scenic view. We will ride the Shinkansen, a rope way and cruise Lake Ashi by a Pirate ship.Hakone is famous for hot public baths, you can try one if you want If you are lucky, you can enjoy the magnificent view of Mt. Fuji.

Highlights

  •   1. Take Shinkansen from Tokyo to Odawara which runs about 200 Km/h. (about 3000 JPY for an adult, you can use JR pass. )
  •   2. AT Odawara station, we will observe other Shinkansen passing by the station without slowing down( It very cool. Then we will buy a Free pass with 4000 JPY which is good for 2 days but still economical on one day.).
  •   3. We will take a train from Hakone Yumoto with nice view of the mountains and rivers with steep valleys.
  •   4. Gora park where you can experiance a tea ceremony if you want (Tea ceremony fee : 500 JPY).
  •   5. Rope way from which you can observe the volcanic activity at Owakudani and Mt Fuji if you are lucky.
  •   6.Cruising Lake Ashi during which you may have a chance to see Mt Fuji if the air is clear.

Information

City Hakone
Depart From Hakone , Tokyo, Yokohama
Meeting Point At your hotel
Ending Point At your hotel
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 9h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 5
Booking
9h
When?

People

174.00 USD

total price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

per one extra person. 43.50 USD

What to Expect

We will use the Shinkansen from Tokyo to Odawara which is the easiest way to visit Hakone.
It is very cool and impressive to observe the Shinkansen passing by the station without slowing down.
After an hour train ride from Odawara, we will arrive at Gora park for lunch where you can try tea ceremony if you want.
Then, we will ride a rope way to visit Owakudani where you see volcanic activity of Hakone.
Continuing to ride the rope way, we will arrive at Lake Ashi where we will enjoy a cruising with a pirate ship.
You may not be able to see Mt. Fuji from the rope way or the cruise ship, due to the weather condition, but you can still enjoy the beautiful scenery of the nature.
Hakone is famous for hot spring bathes, if you want, I can take you a special place where you can see Mt. Fuji from the open bath.


What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee of about 10,000 JPN/person including the cruising (you and the guide)
lunch from 900 JPN (you and the guide)

Important

You may not see Mt. Fuji because of the weather.
The possibility of viewing Mt Fuji is about 20% in average, the chance is higher in winter but maybe 50% at most.
The rope way to Owakudani and Lake Ashi will be stopped on every 2nd and 4th Thursday due to maintenance inspection.
The rope way will be closed from Jan. 10th to April 14th in 2017 for maintenance.
The view of Mt.Fuji from Mt. Koma is great but you have to pay 2220 JPY more for a ship and a ropeway.

Extras (optional)

per one extra person. 43.50 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

How are the typical schedule?

9:00 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
14:30 Arrive at Lake Ashi and cruising by the Pirate cruse ship
15:50 Depart from Lake Ashi to Odawara with a bus
17:00 Depart from Odawara with JR local train or Shinkansen (optional)
18:00 Arrive at Tokyo station by the Shinkansen

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.
There is a mixed hot bath where you can wear a swim suit.

How much is the transportation cost ?

The tatal cost is about 9000 JPY per an adult.
The Shinkansen one way ticket is about 3500 JPY per person.
You can use JR pass for Shinkansen but please pay the cost of the guide.
Hakone free pass is 4000 JPY per a person from Odawara.
JR local train from Odawara to Tokyo costs aboout 1500 JPY

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Reviews

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William
1 week ago , ( Friends ) , From: United States

“ Wonderful day. ”

Extremely professional and knowledgeable. Plus a real nice person.

Yuki:
Dear Bill, Thank you for your review. It was a very cold day, please come again in spring ! Please give my best regards to your wife and friends.

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Dalilah
1 week ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore

“ Beyond expectations ”

Thank you Yuki san for making our Mt Fuji trip so memorable. As a first time visitor of Tokyo, Yuki took care of everything and all we had to do was show up at the lobby. Learning what we wanted to do and see, Yuki was very accommodating and even suggested other things we could do whilst in Tokyo, getting the details for us. Without these tips we could have missed more! Thank you Yuki, I'll look you up again when I visit Tokyo next time!

Yuki:
DEar Dalilah, Thank you very much for your quick and great review. The view of Mt.Fuji was just mangificent as we have switched the date of our tour. It was my first time to use a tour taxi and it made our tour very efficient. This tour helps me to improve my tour, too. Please come to Japan in other season.

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Zeynep
2 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Great Tour of Tokyo's Highlights ”

Mr. Yuki did a great job customizing a tour for us. A week prior to our trip, we decided on three spots together based on our interests. Mr. Yuki replied to his emails almost immediately, which made this process so much easier. At the last minute, we had to change our meeting location but Mr. Yuki was very understanding. He lent us subway cards for the day which made traveling between sites so much easier. We weren't familiar with Japanese traditions at all. He did a great job explaining Japan's history, customs and traditions. He was very knowledgeable. He patiently answered all of the questions we had about Japan. This was an all day tour and we had a lot of questions! Also, we wanted to have lunch specifically at the Palace Hotel and he was very accommodating about that too. At the end of the tour, I felt that we learned more about Tokyo than we could have ever figured out ourselves by going to the sites with just a travel book. We definitely recommend Mr. Yuki. We only had one day to spend in Tokyo, but he made sure that day was spent productively.

Yuki:
Dear Zeynep, Thank you so much for writing such a specific review. It was my pleasure answering guestions about Japan. I am very glad that you learned something through my tour. There are too many places to visit on a day, please come again during other seasons. Please give my best regards to your family.

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Laurie
2 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Fun in Japan ”

We did two tours with Yuki and he was great for both. Yuki was very patient and accommodating as we shopped - our favorite thing to do. He customized our tours according to our preferences and even took us to places not included on his regular tour. We enjoyed his company so much that by the second day, Yuki felt like part of our family. Thanks, Yuki. Hope you enjoyed the chocolate macadamia nut treats from Hawaii!

Yuki:
Thank you for your review, Laurie. I was very happy to see your family enjoy shopping at Kuratsukuri street in Kawagoe and at Komachi strret in Kamakura. Sorry for the long wait for eel lunch and for the hot Indian curry for your mother. Please give my best regards to your family.

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Judy
2 weeks ago , ( Friends ) , From: United States

“ First Day in Tokyo ”

We hired Yuki to meet us at Haneda Airport and help us navigate the public transit system to our AirBnB. He helped us get settled, purchase public transit cards, and reviewed our itinerary so that we would know how to get around for the remainder of our trip. He also helped us make reservations and picked up tickets for us for later in our trip. He also took us to a few tourist locations. Meeting with Yuki on our first day made us feel comfortable and settled in for the rest of the trip.

Yuki:
Dear Judy, Thank you for your review. It was my first time to pickup at Haneda and to visit Tsukiji fishmarket in the morning. I was very happy when your family enjoyed shopping and tried many Japanese food there. Since you had asked me many places you wanted visit, I had not decided places for the afternoon. After eating Ramen, I took you to the observatory in Shinjuku and your sister liked the toy park very much and you found a free market near by. It was a great time for me, too. Best regards, Yuki.

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