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Best Memories of Hakone

by Yuki
(198) Reviews
10h $ 294 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 (30 min walk, Admission free )
  • Special#5A. Taking a hot spring bath at Hakone Yumoto ( Public outdoor bath:1,800 JPY or Private indoor bath :4,000 JPY per bath per 40 min..)
  • Special#5B.Taking a hot spring bath at Ubako ( On a clear day, you can see Mt. Fuji from the Public outdoor bath:1,600 JPY. They don't have a private one.)
  • Special#6. Pola Museum of Art (Admission fee 1,600 JPY, Guide: 800 JPY, Oil Paintings of Impressionists in its beautiful facilities)
  • Special#7 Hakone Shrine (Many stairs to the main shrine, Admission free)
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Price up to 5 people
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Extras (optional)

Extra person ( from the 6th person ).
$ 62.30
Extra hour per group.
$ 35.60

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 (30 min walk, Admission free )
  • Special#5A. Taking a hot spring bath at Hakone Yumoto ( Public outdoor bath:1,800 JPY or Private indoor bath :4,000 JPY per bath per 40 min..)
  • Special#5B.Taking a hot spring bath at Ubako ( On a clear day, you can see Mt. Fuji from the Public outdoor bath:1,600 JPY. They don't have a private one.)
  • Special#6. Pola Museum of Art (Admission fee 1,600 JPY, Guide: 800 JPY, Oil Paintings of Impressionists in its beautiful facilities)
  • Special#7 Hakone Shrine (Many stairs to the main shrine, Admission free)

Important

The possibility of viewing Mt.Fuji in summer is below 20% and there is no snow cap on it. Not available on Mondays.

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
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 ( 198 )
Alex Alex United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
48 minutes ago

“ A perfect way to tour Tokyo - with Yuki! ”

Yuki is a fine gentleman and very knowledgeable tour guide (his English is excellent) who was able to adjust and tailor our day just as we wanted (even with last minute changes!). He was very helpful and for us the highlight was touring the Imperial Palace and also his amazing suggestion of a great sushi spot in Tsukiji. We avoided some of the busy areas for more traditional under-the-radar areas and got to take in the most of the culture. Yuki was a star and even helped take photos of us on our day. Hopefully he visits London sometime! Thank you Yuki!

Yen Yen United States ( Friends )
Very Good
6 hours ago

“ Day trip to Hakone ”

Yuki was very knowledgeable and made great recommendations!

Yuki:

Dear Yen, Thank you for writing a review of my tour to Hakone. It was unfortunate that you couldn't see Mt. Fuji but there are nice places such as Lake Ashi and the Open Air Museum. I hope you saw Mt. Fuji during your stay. Best regards, Yuki

Karen Karen Philippines ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 days ago

“ Imperial Palaca Tour ”

We enjoyed our short tour with Yuki very much. He was very knowledgeable with the area and even with our other inquiries not related to the tour.

Yuki:

Dear Karen, Thank you for writing your review of my tour. It was nice weather and we saw lots of flowers blooming there. Thank you for taking my tour. I hope your children get well soon. Yuki

Antonio Antonio Thailand ( Family )
Excellent
6 days ago

“ A great guide to visit Hakone! ”

Our experience with Yuki was amazing: he knows perfectly the area and how to move fast there to visit everything in a day without missing any great spot. He proposed us a great tour and we asked him to include a particular Onsen we’d love to see: he included it and was a fantastic experience, having a Hot spring water bath looking to Mount Fuji; it was a memorable day that couldn’t be possible without his knowledge and experience. He even accompanied us to the entry of Chinatown for having dinner after the tour! Yuki is a great professional and a great person too. We’ll always remember this day in Hakone, thanks for everything, Yuki!!!!

Yuki:

Dear Antonio, Thank you for your review of my tour so soon. It was a good experience to have the outdoor bath with you. I will include the bath into my tour. Please give my best regard to your family, too. Yuki

Chris Chris United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Introduction to Tokyo ”

My wife and I had a great two days with Yuki. We we were in Tokyo prior to a cruise and group tour. Since it was our first time in Japan Yuki showed us how to use the subways, took us around to many places we would not see on our group tour and took us to some very good restaurants. He adapted the itinerary to what we wanted to do. He picked us up at our hotel and dropped us off there each day. We would highly recommend using his services.

Yuki:

Dear Chris, Thank you for your nice review oft tour. Since you booked two days, I arranged our tour according to the weather and your interests. Please give my best regards to your wife Hellen, too. Yuki

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