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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

178.00 USD

total price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

per one extra person. 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 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. 44.50 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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Reviews

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Marissa
1 week 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.

J
Julianty
2 weeks 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.

J
Jake
3 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: Australia

“ Great family day out in Hakone ”

Yuki was meticulously prepared for our day trip to Hakone with our 1 year-old daughter. He had thought ahead of where we could stop and take our time so she could sleep etc. The tour itself was great fun, with Yuki sharing the history of Hakone, Lake Ashinoko, Mt Fuji and the surrounds. We had time to explore both of the cable cars/ropeways and take some fantastic photos of Mt Fuji. We highly recommend Yuki as a tour guide

Yuki:
Dear Jake, Thank you for your review. It was my first time to visit the summit of Mt.Koma. The view is something I have never see for Mt.Fuji. I will take there my future guests. Your baby is such a nice one and you are a very good father, too. Give my best regrads to your wife and baby.

A
Adelin
3 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore

“ Highly Recommended Guide ”

We had an enjoyable guided tour with Yuki-san who is patient and knowledgeable. He speaks good English and we managed to cover quite a few places with beautiful scenic views. Highly recommended.

Yuki:
Dear Adelin, Thank you so much for taking your time for the review of my tour. I didn't expect to stay such a long time for the ropeway to Mt.Koma and the zoo. We spent another half an hour for the snow slope. Your daughters became very active on the slope and I enjoyed observing their improvement of sled. We had a good day, although we didn't have enough time to visit Open Air Museum. Please give my best regrads, to your family,too.

J
Jonah
3 weeks ago , ( Couple ) , From: Singapore

“ Friendly and helpful guide ”

Yuki was very helpful in guiding us to visit Hakone to see Mount Fuji. Although the weather conditions prevented us from going on the monorail or boat, he had a backup plan which still allowed us to see a great view of Fuji from the Japanese Painting Museum. He went out of his way to reserve a restaurant for us for dinner and made it easy to find our way around and book transportation for the the trip. I would definitely recommend booking with Yuki if you would like someone who is friendly, well-mannered and considerate of your needs.

Yuki:
Dear Jonah, Thank you so much for your review. It was a very poor tour at the beginning as the ropeway and the pirate ship was stopped due to the story weather. We spent some time at the Open Air Museum for expecting recovery of the weather. It was my first visit to Narukawa Art Museum at Lake Ashi and you brought the view of Mt. Fuji from the observatory of the museum. I appreciate you for extending options of my tour to such a nice museum and to the hot bath at Hakone Yumoto. I really enjoy my tour with you. Please come again for the view from the summit of Mt.Koma. Best regard, Yuki.

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