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Best Memories of Hakone

by Yuki
(151) Reviews
10h $ 267 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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Extras (optional)

Extra person ( Additional charge is required from the 6th person inclu....
$ 44.50
Extra hour per group.
$ 26.70
Early pickup ( before 8:30AM ) per group.
$ 26.70

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
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 ( 151 )
David David United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 days ago

“ Great Day in Tokyo ”

Yuki was a great guide. It was really nice to have a personal guide, who gave us many options on how we wanted our day to go. He was right on time to start the day, and the day had a good pace. His english was very good, and he brought us to a great place for lunch. I would definitely use him again when we travel back to Tokyo.

Yuki:

Dear David, Thank you for writing nice review of my tour and highest evaluation. I am very glad to know you enjoyed my tour. Please come again! Yuki

Puja Puja India ( Family with kids )
Good
5 days ago

“ Memorable visit to Hakone ”

We took the tour of Hakone with Yuki on Oct 4, 2018. It was a cloudy day with little amount of rain hence we were not able to see Mount FUji. Mr. Yuki had already informed us about it but still we went ahead with the trip. We saw the Hakone Open Air museum, Gora Park, Ropeway to see the volcanic valley and tour of Lake Ashi. The trip was well organised and paced with Mr. Yuki, though we were lagging behind in time in our trip but still Mr. Yuki planned our trip in such a way that we did not miss out on seeing any sight seeing places and enjoyed our trip to Hakone even if we could not see Mount Fuji.

Yuki:

Dear Puja, Thank you for your review. Sorry for the poor weather, but I did my best for your tour. Best regards, Yuki

Carol Carol Canada
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Amazing Day ”

Yuki was amazing. He was informative without being too school - ish. Showed us the sites and somehow we never got separated in the crowds! We just realized and let him do his thing and it was a fabulous day. We threw him a loop by wanting a particular store we could not find the day before. He took us.It involved train, connections, elevators, a maze of stores but he got us there without hesitation or complaint. It made my son's trip. He did this without compromising the other sites at all. How, I do not know! If you are lucky he will take you to his favourite lunch spot and, believe me it's a treat. Thank you, Yuki!

Yuki:

Dear Carol, Thank you for writing such a nice review of my tour. I think it’s a challenge to find a place where my guest asked. I know Japanese knives are very sharpe but Tower Knife is the place to buy them. Best regards, Yuki

ILAN ILAN Israel ( Friends )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ A LOVLEY RAINY DAY IN TOKYO ”

THE TOUR WAS EXCELLENT WE ENJOYD IT VERY MUCH THANKS

Yuki:

Dear Ilan, Thank you for writing a review of my tour. I am glad to know you have enjoyed my tour. Best regards, Yuki

William William Australia ( Friends )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Tour of Imperial Palace ”

Yuki was engaging and very pleasant. We enjoyed our time with him, however found the tour itself a little uninspiring as it really only covered the gardens and perimeter of the Imperial Palace. Obviously it would be so much more interesting if you were able to tour the palace itself. Yuki himself was helpful and informative, and we were pleased with what he provided.

Yuki:

Dear William, Thank you for your review. I understand your complaint but inside of the Palace building is not open to public so I can't guide you there. There is a special tour to view the Palace from outside, but you were not interested in it when I asked about it. I will improve my tour to avoid such complaints. Best regards, Yuki

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