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Customized private Hakone tour (start and end at Hakone area)

6 Hours
up to 6 people
English ( Business ), Japanese ( Conversational ), Spanish ( Conversational )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Hakone is one of the most popular and beautiful sightseeing spots,belonging to Hakone and Izu national park,closely located from Tokyo.
The original 6 hours tour is to visit Lake Ashi, enjoying the boat ride, going up to Owaku Valley by cable car (note :depending on the emission of sulfer level, it may be closed ), visiting Hakone shrine to see the floating Tori gate.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Hiroko.

  • Lake Ashi(pirate boat ride)

  • Owaku Valley by cable car, if not option -Komagatake rope way to see the view of Mt.Fuji

  • Hakone Shrine ( a traditional magnificent shrine in a beautiful forest with a floating Torigate )

  • Hot springs(onsen) and Foot bath on Katsura river with listning to the sound of the river and enjoy nature.

  • option: Hakone checking point,

  • option: Hakone open Air museum

  • option: one day hot spring experience

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point train station or your accomodation
Ending Point train station or your accomodation

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee for 6 hours
Transportation for a guide ( approximately 1.5 hours travel to Hakone )
Lake ashi pirate boat

What‘s not included

The chartered taxi
Regular size ( up to 3 persons)¥37840
Middle size, Toyota velfire ( up to 5 persons)¥43050
Jumbo taxi , Toyota highace ( up to 9 persons). ¥52740
( please pay the taxi cost directly to the driver on the tour day either in cash or credit card. Addtinal parking and highway cost may apply)

Hakone rope way ¥1050 , komagatake rope way ¥1300
and a boat ¥1370


This tour is for 6 hours, touring the highlight of Hakone.
However,depending on requests, a half day tour for 4 hours can be made for you.

The guide meet the clients at a train station ( Hakone Yumoto station or Odawara station or Mishima station) or your accomodation and end at your requested place .

The tour is conducted by a comfortable charterd taxi so that the tour can be conducted smoothly even in case of the bad weather conditions.( note;Hakone is surrounded by mountains and the weather changes quite frequent. The client may ask Hakone tour by public transportations but I would like to recommend to use the charted taxi to avoid any inconvenience which may occur in the change of the weather, long waiting line for bus and difficult transportation connections.

Please noted:
The road and the cable car to Owaku valley has been currently closed due to the increasing sulfer emissions ( as of July , 2019).
Instead of Owaku valley, you can go to Komagatake , by a cable car (approximately 1300m) where you see a beautiful Mt.Fuji if the weather is good.
However, the cable car and the pirate boat are cancelld dur to the bad weather condition.
The visibility to Mt.Fuji from Hakone area can not be promised depending on the weather condition.
Hakone is on mountain so if you have a specific diet requests, please inform the guide.
You may have difficulties in finding exactly what you would like to have. read more

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

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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Reviews ( 7 )
5.0 (7) Reviews
Very Good
Kyle Kyle United States ( Family )
1 year ago

“ Well-organized, very welcoming and warm ”

Our visit with Hiroko to the wasabi fields in Izu was an amazing experience from the moment we met her at the station. She was very welcoming and provided a warm, happy tour for our family. Everything was very well organized and she took special care to spend extra time seeing things that we were interested in. We would highly recommend her if you are looking for a special experience in Japan.


Dear Mr. Kyle and Mr. Kyle’s parents, Thank you so much for your warm comments. I am so glad to know that you and your parents enjoyed the tour surrounded by peaceful and beautiful nature of Izu with no tourists. And I appreciate your friendliness and kindness. I hope that you and your parents stay fine and happy. Please give my regards to your parents. Thank you very much again. I am lo forward to meeting you all again in the future. Best regards, Hiroko

Gordon Gordon Australia ( Family )
1 year ago

“ Amazing Mount Fiji ”

My mother and I travelled to Shizuoka and enjoyed a wonderful day with Hiroko. Absolutely recommend her as a guide if you are in the Fuji area.


Dear Mr. Gordon, Thank you very much for your warm comment on the tour. I am so glad that you and your mother enjoy the tour and saw magnificent view of Mt. Fuji. It was a wonderful day for me throughout the tour, too but we really had great walk in Miho Pine grove. I hope that you and your mother will stay well and happy. Thank you again for everything and I hope to see you again in the future. Best regards, Hiroko

Camille Camille United States ( Family with kids )
1 year ago

“ Awesome day visiting a wasabi farm and tea plantation ”

Hiroko was an awesome guide. We were travelling with a 4 month old and we forgot his formula. She brought us to a drugstore so we can get formula so we can continue our trip. It was a bit challenging travelling with a 4 month old but she made it easy for us. She did a customized tour for us, first to a wasabi farm where she gave us information on how wasabi is grown, then after that we went to a short hike to view a waterfalls. After that she brought us to a tea farm. Where we picked tea leaves and tasted green tea. We enjoyed our tour wih Hiroko. It was a perfect day for us.


Dear Mrs. Camille, Thank you very much for your warm comments. I am so glad that you, your husband and Charles enjoyed the tour and made a great memories of Izu.It was a lovely tour for me, too. Your baby ,Charles, is so quite and very good boy. You all are still vacation in Philippines so please enjoy there and I am looking forward to hearing about your wasabi growing in January. Thank you again. I hope to see you in the future. Best regards, Hiroko

Julie Julie Canada ( Family )
2 years ago

“ Wonderful Day Exploring the Izu Peninsula ”

Our family of 5 (kids ages 21, 19, and 15) had one of the best days of our vacation in Japan with Hiroko. She met us at the cruise ship port in Shimizu and took us on a remarkable tour of beautiful Izu town with its gorgeous temple and bamboo forest, did a short hike at the breathtaking Jodaskaki coast, viewed a picturesque secluded wasabi farm and dipped our feet into the lovely waters of Banjo Falls. We stopped for a delicious sushi lunch and even tried wasabi ice cream and a local specialty, Shirasu fish (baby fish boiled and eaten on rice - surprisingly tasty!) Hiroko was highly professional and provided such valuable information as we toured. She is a lovely warm person who put her heart into making sure that we had an awesome time. Thank you Hiroko!


Dear Julie and the Fisher family, Greeting from Japan. Thank you very much for your warm comments on the tour. I am so happy that you and the family have enjoyed Izu and made great experiences. It was the long distance from Shimizu but I am sure that your family is only people from crushing shipments at Shimizu who have visited Izu. Thanks to you all, the tour went great and I enjoyed the day with great appreciation. Your family is very warm and thoughtful. I hope that you all stay fine and happy. Good memories stay forever. Best regards, Hiroko

Tamlyn Tamlyn Japan ( Friends )
2 years ago

“ Wonderful day picking green tea in Izu! ”

Hiroko was an excellent guide with outstanding english. Her knowledge of and pride in showing us and talking to us about everything on the Izu Peninsula was great. Her warmth, energy and connection with the farmers, restaurant owners and locals made for a fantastic day. We were given plenty of time to enjoy the green tea picking, long after other people had left. Our lunch in local restaurant was delicious and cycling to and form the tea farm also good fun.


Dear Tamlyn, Thank you very much for having visited Izu and giving me such a warm comments. It was wonderful to guide you and your friends and I really hope that you all have made great memories of the tea farm, Shitake growing, cycling and the tea made by Tamiko San. I really enjoyed the tour!! Good memories stay forever. Please give my regards to your friends and hope to see you all again. Thank you very much. Best regards, Hiroko

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