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Best Memories of Hakone

by Yuki
(228) Reviews
10h $ 310 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.)
  • 11:30-12:30 Hakone Shrine with the Torii Gate in the lake ( Admission Free )
  • 12:30-13:20 Lunch ( Tempura, Japanese noodle, Katsudon, etc. about 2,000 per person)
  • 13:20-13:50 Cruising Lake Ashi with the popular pirate ship (Included in Hakone Free Pass, Lunch )
  • 14:00-16:00 You can choose one place from Options #A to #E 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)
  • Option#D. Hakone Glass Museum (Admission fee: 1400 JPY, Guide: free, good place when you can not see Mt. Fuji )
  • Option#E. Pola Museum of Art (Admission fee 1,600 JPY, Guide: 800 JPY, Oil Paintings of Impressionists in its beautiful facilities)
  • 16:00-18:00 Return to your hotel by a bus and the Shinkansen
  • Special orders : 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. Rope way to the top of Mt.Koma for the best view of Mt. Fuji ( Additional fee of 2,650 JPY for the rope way and cruising by the catamaran ship which are not included in the Hakone Free Pass)
  • Special#2. 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#3. Old Tokaido road walking (30 min walk, Admission free )
  • Special#4. 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#5.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. Gotemba Premium Outlet ( Shopping for 2 hours after lunch)
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310.20 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person ( from the 6th person including children).
$ 65.80
Extra hour per group.
$ 37.60

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.)
  • 11:30-12:30 Hakone Shrine with the Torii Gate in the lake ( Admission Free )
  • 12:30-13:20 Lunch ( Tempura, Japanese noodle, Katsudon, etc. about 2,000 per person)
  • 13:20-13:50 Cruising Lake Ashi with the popular pirate ship (Included in Hakone Free Pass, Lunch )
  • 14:00-16:00 You can choose one place from Options #A to #E 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)
  • Option#D. Hakone Glass Museum (Admission fee: 1400 JPY, Guide: free, good place when you can not see Mt. Fuji )
  • Option#E. Pola Museum of Art (Admission fee 1,600 JPY, Guide: 800 JPY, Oil Paintings of Impressionists in its beautiful facilities)
  • 16:00-18:00 Return to your hotel by a bus and the Shinkansen
  • Special orders : 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. Rope way to the top of Mt.Koma for the best view of Mt. Fuji ( Additional fee of 2,650 JPY for the rope way and cruising by the catamaran ship which are not included in the Hakone Free Pass)
  • Special#2. 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#3. Old Tokaido road walking (30 min walk, Admission free )
  • Special#4. 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#5.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. Gotemba Premium Outlet ( Shopping for 2 hours after lunch)

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 moved to Toyosu on October 11th, 2018 but its outer market stays 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.

0. (New!!) Owakudani area has been closed and its Ropeway suspended since May 19th, 2019 due to potential possibility of small eruption. The other ropeway to Mt. Koma to view Mt. Fuji is operating but you have to take my special optionl#1 to visit.
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 the Venetian Glass Museum by a bus. 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 (Suspended since May 19th, 2019)
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 10,000 JPY per adult.
The Shinkansen return ticket is 4,630 JPY per adult.
You can use JR pass for the Shinkansen but please pay the cost of the guide.
Hakone free pass is 4,600 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 4,000 JPY/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 ( 228 )
Fergil Fergil Australia ( Solo )
Excellent
3 days ago

“ Most cultural experience in Tokyo ”

Yuki went above and beyond and organised a traditional tea ceremony in which I participated whilst wearing a traditional Yukata. I specifically wanted to do this and he arranged it all for me. He was an amazing tour guide taking me to all the places I wanted to see. I highly recommend Yuki!

Yuki:

Dear Fergil, Thank you taking my tour. The tea ceremony is my favorite, but they don't offer it to one person so I joined it. You looked nice with your Kimono! Best regards, Yuki

Joseph Joseph United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Yuki is an excellent guide ”

Yuki knows Tōkyō inside out. He was very accommodating and changed the itinerary at our request on the fly. I highly recommend him. He guided my daughter and I for 2 days.

Yuki:

Dear Joseph, Thank you for taking my tour for two days. The weather was strange but we took the advantage to visit new places. Thank you for accompanying me to the observatory and the Digital Art Museum. Best regards, Yuki

Dan Dan United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ We were very grateful to have Yuki as our guide! ”

Yuki did an excellent job guiding us through the one day "Hakone Memories" trip, starting from meeting us right in our lobby all the way to getting us back at the end of the day. Yuki was consistently knowledgeable about navigating the sometimes complicated travel conveyances. He adjusted our agenda based on weather and our preferences. When some members of our party used their IC Card instead of the Hakone Free Pass ticket at some of the ticket turnstiles, causing the IC Cards to be set to an error state, Yuki got everything straightened out. He made the whole experience seamless and carefree. We even got a momentary view of Mt. Fuji from the Shinkansen, despite most of the day being overcast. We were very thankful to have Yuki as our guide!

Yuki:

Dear Dan, Thank you for taking my tour of Hakone. It was a good tour although we can not see Mt. Fuji very well. Please give my best regards to your family. Yuki

Jessica Jessica United States
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Historical Tour of Yokohama ”

I spent two separate half-days with Yuki as my guide in Yokohama. I requested a historical walking tour of Yokohama, which was not previously a set tour, but which Yuki took the time to research and design just for me. He went the extra mile to create easy to understand slides for me on his iPad that he would reveal at key locations and moments, which helped me more easily understand the history of Yokohama in particular, as well as the broader history of Japan. I recommend Yuki to anyone who wants to learn more about Yokohama's history (especially from the 1850's opening to foreign trade until the present), while visiting interesting sightseeing spots and historically important locations in the city.

Yuki:

Dear Jesssica, Thank you for taking my tours and write a nice review with complements. You gave me the change to learn deeper on the history of Yokohama. Based on this opportunity, I can improve my tour for those being interested in Japanese history and related sightseeing spots in Yokohama. I hope you will enjoy your stay in Japan. Best regards, Yuki

Karen Karen United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Great day in Kyoto ”

Our day in Kyoto is exactly what we were hoping for! We loved getting to experience the Shinkansen which was a great way to get to Kyoto and back. The three sights we saw in Kyoto were fascinating. Yuki provided us with great history and information as we visited the areas. Lunch was a particular highlight. Delicious and unique Kyoto cuisine. We also appreciated Yuki making special arrangements for a taxi to help us get out of the heat on such a hot day. Great way to see the highlights of Kyoto in one day.

Yuki:

Dear Karen, Thank you for taking my tour and write such a nice review on the same day. The Shinkansen makes this tour possible, but I try to make you feel comfortable with the pace. It is my great pleasure to take you my favorite restaurant of Kyoto cuisine at Ponto-Cho. Please give my best regards to your family and mother. Yuki

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