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Best Memories of Hakone

by Yuki
(181) Reviews
10h $ 297 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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297.00 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person ( from the 6th person older than 12 ).
$ 63.00
Extra hour per group.
$ 27.00
Early pickup ( before 8:30AM ) per group.
$ 27.00

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. read more

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 ( 181 )
kimberley Kimberley Mexico ( Couple )
Excellent
1 hour ago

“ Amazing tour guide ”

Yuki was an amazing tour guide. He was punctual and very knowledgeable but not overwhelming. He showed us how to use public transportation and delivered everything we agreed upon. He is super nice and kind. I definitely recommend him. Thank you Yuki

Pushpa Pushpa United Kingdom ( Friends )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Best of Kamakura ”

My colleagues and I, all Kumon instructors had a wonderful day in Kamakura with Yuki. Yuki is warm, intelligent and knowledgeable guide also very flexible and accommodating. He kindly greeted us at our hotel in Yokohama despite a little snow and used public transport to and in Kamakura to save time. We visited the the great Buddha of Kamakura known for his Handsome Face, Hasedera temple from where you can also have a view over Kamakura city and the ocean, Hokokuji temple with the highlight of enjoying green tea in the peaceful, serene Bamboo forest, Hachimangu shrine where a wedding was taking place looked magical in the snow. He also took us to a local restaurant for a delicious home cooked meal with vegetarian choices and as a surprise took us to try out local sweet desserts. We re... read more

Yuki:

Dear Pushpa, Thank you for writing such a nice and detailed review of my tour. Kamakura is my favorite place to visit as it is not so crowded and easy to go from Tokyo. Please give my best regards to your colleagues, too. Yuki

Fran Fran Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Great tour with Yuki ”

We had a great tour with Yuki. He is knowledgeable and thoughtful in how he conducted the tour. We were traveling with our 8 year old daughter and 10month old son and Yuki was considerate of their needs as well. We felt confident touring Kyoto and Lake Kawaguchi without having to worry about the language barrier and/or navigating the public transport system and could focus on enjoying the sights.

Yuki:

Dear Fran, Thank you for your review of my tours. I was glad to guide your family without any trouble. One day tour to Kyoto is challenging for me too. We saw Mt. Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi and it was not so cold. It was more crowded than I expected at this time of the year, but I learned how to manage the tour in that condition. Best regards, Yuki

Susan Susan Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Day in Tokyo ”

Our family enjoyed a Wonderful action packed day touring Tokyo with Yuki. Many many highlights!!! Yuki is an excellent guide - I Highly recommend!! Susan M

Yuki:

Dear Susan, Thank you for writing a review so soon! It was a busy day, but I am glad to know you have enjoyed it. See you tomorrow. Yuki

Robelyn Robelyn United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Yuki is Amazing! ”

Hello Everyone! If you are doing a day tour, Yuki is the best and highly recommended! He gives you historical background of every place we went to and took us shopping to the cheapest places! We will get him again when we come back to Japan for a visit! Thanks Yuki!

Yuki:

Dear Robelyn, Thank you for writing a review of my tour of Tokyo. I was very happy when your family listens to my explanation of each site and gave me questions about our country and people. My tour is very flexible to reflect the interests of the guest so I changed my route to take you to my favorite ramen shop and added Ameyoko discount streets where you bought so many Japanese sweets. I hope your family has enjoyed traveling Japan. Best regards, Yuki

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