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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 take a mountain railway, a rope way and cruise Lake Ashi by the 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.Shinkansen from Tokyo to Odawara which runs about 200 Km/h (about 3,740 JPY for an adult, you can use JR pass. )
  •   2. Mountain train from Hakone Yumoto with nice view of the mountains and rivers with steep valleys.
  •   3A. Gora park with European garden and a tea ceremony in Japanese graden (Optional ,Tea ceremony fee : 500 JPY)
  •   3B. Hakone Open Air Museum with many unique sculptures and Picasso Gallery (Optional, Entrance fee: 1,600 JPY)
  •   4. Rope way with the view of the volcanic activity at Owakudani and Mt Fuji if the weather is fine.
  •   5A.Cruising Lake Ashi with a Pirate ship with the view of Mt Fuji if the weather is fine
  •   5B. Crusing Lake Ashi with a two body modern ship and a rope way to the top of Mt.Koma (Optional, Ropeway+ Ship fee: 2,220 JPY)
  •   6. Narukawa Art Museum with good view of Mt. Fuji and fine Japanese paintings . (Optional, Entrance fee: 1,200 JPY)
  •   7. Old Tokaido road walking (Optional, no fee but 30 min walk)
  •   8. Public Hot bath at Hakone Yumoto (Optional, Entrance fee:1,800 JPY, +1,000 JPY for a private indoor bath)

Information

City Hakone
Depart From Tokyo
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

182.00 USD

final price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

per one extra person. 45.50 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 ride of a mountain railway enjoying the view of mountains, we will arrive at Gora park where you can try tea ceremony if you want.
Then, we will ride a rope way to visit Owakudani where you see the volcanic activity of Hakone.
Continuing to ride the rope way, we will arrive at Lake Ashi where we will enjoy a cruising with the Pirate ship.
If we can see Mt.Fuji, I will take you to the summit of Mt.Koma by the other rope way to enjoy the best view of Mt.Fuji.
You may not be able to see Mt. Fuji, 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 to a nice hotel where you can use a private 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 depends on the month, more than 60% in Jan while less than 10% in August.
The rope way to Owakudani and Lake Ashi will be stopped on every 2nd and 4th Thursday due to maintenance inspection.
Half of the rope way will be closed from Jan. 10th to April 14th in 2017 for major modification.
The view of Mt.Fuji from Mt. Koma is great but you have to pay 2220 JPY more for the other ship and rope way.

Extras (optional)

per one extra person. 45.50 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 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

How much is the transportation cost ?

The total cost is about 9000 JPY per adult.
The Shinkansen one way ticket is about 3,740 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.
JR local train from Odawara to Tokyo costs about 1,490 JPY

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.

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.

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It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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Reviews

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Elizabeth
2 days ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Yuki was amazing ”

This was our first trip to Japan and we hired Yuki for three full days of touring us around Tokyo. He came to our apartment on time each morning to pick us up and took us to our planned events for the day. He even helped pick restaurants that suited our dietary needs. He also made sure we returned to our apartment without getting lost. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. I highly recommend Yuki for anything you plan to do in Tokyo.

Yuki:
Dear Elizabeth, Thank you for your complement. I am glad that you enjoyed my tours including the private hot bath in Hakone. It was a good memory for me too. Best regards, Yuki.

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Gerri
5 days ago , ( Friends ) , From: United States

“ 3 Days with Yuki ”

We spent 3 days with Yuki in Tokyo. We were lucky to see Mt. Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi when the clouds lifted. What a spectacular sight! We visited the East Garden of the Imperial Palace, and Yuki was very informative about Japanese history as we walked the area. We also visited the Samurai Museum, Meiji Shrine, and Sengakuji Temple. The Tsukiji sushi lunch was the best! During the planning process for these 3 days, Yuki was very helpful, flexible, and accommodating. He responded to my questions promptly and even went out of his way to find a specialty nori for us. Thank you, Yuki, for showing us Tokyo and Lake Kawaguchi.

Yuki:
Dear Gerri, Thank you for writting your review. I am very glad to know that you enjoyed my tour. Best regards, Yuki.

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Gurpreet
1 week ago , ( Family ) , From: Indonesia

“ Excellent Service and Memorable time ”

Thank You Yuki San for the excellent time and the details that you shared with us. It was truly remarkable the way you took us around the city and it felt as if a friend was showing us around. Would recommend you highly to anyone visiting Japan

Yuki:
Dear Gurpreet, Thank you for your review. I am very happy to know you enjoyed my tour very much. Best regrardsm Yuki

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Marissa
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Australia

“ Pleasant and accommodating tour ”

Yuki is very kind and personal in his approach of the tour. He kindly accompany us to the doctor due to my son's allergy before going to the proper tour. It was very personal and accommodating and we greatly appreciate it. His knowledge of the places to go in our limited time in Tokyo helped us appreciate the beauty and culture of Japan.

Yuki:
Thank you for writting the review. It is always my pleasure to help you to enjoy your tour. I hope you and your son have enjoyed skiing at Ozawa.

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Julianty
1 month ago , ( Friends ) , From: Singapore

“ Day trip in Tokyo ”

I like the free and easy option, and Yuki-san brought us to some nice place for lunch. Although I believe, there is lack of information in general.

Yuki:
Dear Julianty, Thank you for your review. I am very sorry for not explaning enough. Best regards, Yuki.

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