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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.


  •   1.Shinkansen from Tokyo to Odawara which runs about 200 Km/h (discount return ticket with 4600 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)


City Hakone
Depart From Tokyo
Meeting Point At your hotel
Ending Point At your hotel
Departure 08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 10h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 5

August and September are not good months to visit there as the possibility of viewing Mt.Fuji is below 20% and there is no snow cap on it.

I can guide you around Kyoto if you pay my round transportation fee to Kyoto from Tokyo (approx.28,000 JPY in total) in addition to the usual guide fee, transportation and meals during the tour.


267.00 USD

total price for up to 5 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra person ( Additional charge is required from the 6th person including a child and a baby ). 44.50 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 9,000 JPN/person including the cruising (you and the guide)
lunch from 1,000 JPN (you and the guide)


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 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)

extra person ( Additional charge is required from the 6th person including a child and a baby ). 44.50 USD

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
15:00 Arrive at Lake Ashi and cruising by the Pirate ship
16:10 Depart from Lake Ashi to Odawara with a bus
17:30 Depart from Odawara with the Shinkansen
18:30 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.

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.
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2 weeks ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Best guide ever ”

Thank you so much Yuki for best guide ever

Dear Val, Thank you for your good review. It was in Japnese rainy season. I am glad your girl friend enjoyed flowers of Hydrangea and other plants. Although we couldn't see Mt.Fuji, it was a memorial tour for me ,too. Best regards, Yuki

3 weeks ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Wonderful trip to Kamakura with Yuki ”

We enjoyed a fantastic day tour from Tokyo to Kamakura with Yuki. He was professional but warm and friendly. He is also very high energy. His English and knowledge of various cultures/religions is excellent. In addition to his clear verbal explanations, he carries an iPad pre-loaded with photos, diagrams and other reference info to quickly assist his guests in their understanding of the various points of interest. We felt that was quite helpful. We had a few email exchanges before we arrived in Tokyo so he could plan our tour for what we wanted to see most. Much of it was left to his discretion since he is the expert. For example, he arranged the timing to take the large Sunday crowds into consideration. We either walked or took the subway. The tour was well-planned for the most efficient use of time. We saw all of the major hightlights including the large Buddha and many shrines, gardens, and temples. We also meandered through a few little shops along the way when it started to rain. (The rain was no problem at all.) Lunch was in a small noodle shop- just perfect! Later, we toured a new, ultra-modern shopping center near Tokyo Station. Very interesting! Thank you, Yuki-san for our wonderful day. When we come back to Japan, we will be sure to find you again. Cheers!

Dear Gayle, Thank you very much to take your time to write such an elaborate review ! We enjoyed Hase-dera temple in the morning although its Hydrangea trail was too crowded to visit as it is a very narrow trail. It was unfortunate that it started heavy rain after lunch. I really wanted take you to Enkaku-ji Temple as it is more peaceful and less crowded place in Kamakura. I thought we can visit Imperial palace if the rain stops but it didn't. So I took you a new shopping center "Kitte" next to Tokyo Station. I am glad you enjoyed the place and return to your hotel without being wet. There are many other places in Tokyo with beautiful garden so please come again in autumn when the weather will be better. Best regards, Yuki

1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Japan

“ Tour Guide for Kyoto ”

Yuki is a great tour guide. Knowledgeable and courteous. I'd recommend him to anyone in need of a guide in Japan

Dear Steve, Thank you for writing a review. I am very glad to know that you and your family enjoyed my tour to Kyoto. I made this tour for those who want to visit Kyoto within one day from Tokyo. The Shinkansen made this possible. Best regards, Yuki

1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Malaysia

“ Great service from Yuki ”

Yuki is a very kind and patient tour guide. He did his job very well in explaining the history, details and the story of the tourist spots. Besides, he was very patient to take care of my trip that consists of 5 young kids. Highly recommended!

Dear Angeline, Thank you for writing the review while you are still in Japan. I feel your are much patient than me. Please enjoy Disney land tomorrow with your family and friends. Please give my best regards, to other members, too. Yuki

1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: Germany

“ Great Day - Great Guide ”

I wanted to see Mt Fuji, the ice caves and walk through the woods. Prior before the tour, Yuki made us aware that the weather might be very bad and if I want I can change the date for the tour. As I could not change the date, I confirmed that I still want to do the planned tour. Unfortunately the weather was so bad, that we were not able to go up Mt Fuji. Yuki made us aware during our train ride. He was so pro active and creating an instand change in the tour that we got the most out of the day. We saw the caves, a little original village, great original food, and a fantastic walk through the forrest. He was very knowledgeable and it was fun to be with him. I would recommend him as a tour guide and book him anytime again. Thank you Yuki for a great day

Dear Karin, Thank you very much for your great review ! I am glad you enjoyed my tour although we can not see Mt.Fuji. It was my first time to visit the caves and Aokigahara forest. You helped me to expand my tour. Please give my best regards to your husband. Yuki

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