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Hakone One Day Customized Tour

by Aki
(43) Reviews
8h $ 291 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • Breathtaking views of Mt. Fuji, depending on the weather condition
  • Cruise on Lake Ashi surrounded by steep mountains, boarding a Pirate Ship
  • Enjoy the views during a ride on a ropeway cruising through the sky
  • Feel volcanic power at Owakudani, or Great Boiling Valley smoking furiously
  • Ride on the Mountain Railway and see the grand views of the gorges and mountains
  • See a demonstration of amazing wooden puzzle boxes made in Hakone
  • Enchanted by wonderful art works with stunning Hakone's nature behind
  • Soak in an excellent onsen, hot-spring bath if you like
  • Please refer to What to Expect for more details
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291.20 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 36.40
Extra person.
$ 36.40
Hotel pick-up (in Tokyo or Yokohama).
$ 36.40

Overview

Hakone is a popular destination for a day trip from Tokyo and Yokohama, located 60 miles or 100 kilometers southwest of the cities. The beauties of nature – forested steep mountains, gorges, volcanic activities and a crater lake - feature in Hakone.
We'll go around Hakone, using various means of transportation to explore the mountainous area, dropping in at must-see spots.

What to Expect

We'll follow Hakone's golden route and visit two major sightseeing spots – Lake Ashi and Owakudani (Great Boiling Valley), for a day trip.
Weather permitting, we'll enjoy magnificent views of Mt. Fuji from those areas. Even if we can not see Mt. Fuji, we will enjoy grand views of nature.
We can enjoy cruising on Lake Ashi by a Pirate Ship and through the sky by a ropeway (cable car), feeling the power of volcanic activities at Owakudani valley.
Hakone is also famous for its excellent hot springs. We can soak away our worries and fatigue by immersing ourselves in a hot-spring bath.

This tour presents an example itinerary for you. However, I can re-arrange it according to your requests. If you have any requests, please let me know in advance.
Please feel free to ask if you have any questions.

An example itinerary

09:30 am
Meet at JR Odawara Station, Hakone-Yumoto station, or at your hotel in Hakone

10:30 am
Take a bus bound for Lake Ashi

11:00 am
Arrive at Lake Ashi
Visit Onshi-Hakone Park; weather permitting, we can see Mt. Fuji and Lake Ashi

12:00 pm
Have lunch at a restaurant beside the lake

01:15 pm
Board a Pirate Ship and enjoy cruising on Lake Ashi

01:45 pm
Arrive at Togendai Port and change to a ropeway to Owakudani valley
We'll enjoy wonderful views during a 15-minute ride on the ropeway.

02:15 pm
Arrive at Owakudani Valley and see outstanding scenes of the volcanic activity
Weather permitting, we can see Mt. Fuji from here.

03:00 pm
Get on a ropeway to Sounzan Station where we change to a cable car to Gora Station.

03:30 pm
Arrive at Gora.
Visiting Gora Park is an option.

04:30 pm
Board the Mountain Railway, one of the steepest railways in the world. While descending to Hakone-Yumoto, we'll view grand scenes of gorges and mountains.

05:30 pm
Arrive at Hakone-Yumoto station and the tour ends.
If you go to continue to Odawara station, I’ll escort you to that station.

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Highlights

  • Breathtaking views of Mt. Fuji, depending on the weather condition
  • Cruise on Lake Ashi surrounded by steep mountains, boarding a Pirate Ship
  • Enjoy the views during a ride on a ropeway cruising through the sky
  • Feel volcanic power at Owakudani, or Great Boiling Valley smoking furiously
  • Ride on the Mountain Railway and see the grand views of the gorges and mountains
  • See a demonstration of amazing wooden puzzle boxes made in Hakone
  • Enchanted by wonderful art works with stunning Hakone's nature behind
  • Soak in an excellent onsen, hot-spring bath if you like
  • Please refer to What to Expect for more details

Important

I can guide you in Kyoto, Okinawa, and Kagawa including Naoshima and the other venues of Setouchi Triennale.
If you would be interested in being guided by me in those places, please contact me to confirm my availability in advance.

This tour is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes.
We may have to change the itinerary depending on the weather and traffic conditions.

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up in Hakone(in this case, please pay the guide's transportation fare from your hotel too)
What‘s not included
transportation fare (you and guide), admission fee (you and guide), meals
Depart From
Hakone, Kanagawa
Meeting Point
At Odakyu Hakone-Yumoto Station, JR Odawara Station, or your hotel in Hakone
Ending Point
At Odakyu Hakone-Yumoto Station, JR Odawara Station, or your hotel in Hakone
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Besides guide fee, how much does it cost for a one-day tour?

Although the cost varies according to our itinerary, a typical cost is approximately 6,000 JPY per adult person.
- transportation fare: 4,000 JPY (Odakyu Hakone Freepass: including 8 types of transportation in Hakone)
- lunch: Approx. 2,000 JPY

How long does it take to get to Hakone from Tokyo?

It's about one and a half hours by a train, although varying, depending on a meeting place.
From Tokyo, I recommend using Odakyu Romancecar or JR Shinkansen.
For example:
- Shinjuku Sta. to Hakone-Yumoto Sta.: Approx. 85min. by Odakyu Romancecar
- Tokyo Sta. to Hakone-Yumoto Sta. (via Odawara Sta.): Approx. 60min. by JR Shinkansen and Hakone Tozan Train

Can you pick me up at my hotel in Tokyo/Yokohama?

Yes, I can. If your hotel is located in Tokyo or Yokohama, please pay the Hotel pick-up fee.
Guide’s transportation fare to the place is also required to be paid.

I'll be staying at a hotel in Hakone. Can you pick me up at the hotel in Hakone?

Yes, I can meet you at the hotel and shorten the tour duration according to your request.
In this case, please contact me before booking. I'll offer you a customized tour with the duration reduced.

Can you arrange a private car? How much does it cost for a car?

Yes, I can arrange a private car, and van according to your request.
The cost varies, depending on the type of car, time and mileage.
For example, it costs approximately $525 USD for 8 hours and 2 passengers.

What is the price range of lunch in Hakone?

The typical price ranges per person are, for example,
- A Japanese style restaurant: 1,500 yen to 3,000 JPY
- A Western style restaurant: 1,500 yen to 3,000 JPY
- A Chinese style restaurant: 1,500 to 3,000 JPY

I'm a first-timer for onsen bathing. Could you tell me onsen etiquette?

Don't worry, I'll show you the etiquette at an onsen facility.
Onsen facilities are basically communal bathing places. There are three points to remember when bathing in an onsen facility.
1. Take all your clothes off before entering bathing area. Wearing a swim suit isn't allowed.
2. Before you get into a bath tub, wash your body at washing space.
3. Don't put your towel into a bath tub in terms of public hygiene.
Although, most of the onsen facilities don't accept people bearing a tattoo, there are several facilities tolerant of a tattoo.
Using a private bath might be a good option.
If you have any anxieties about enjoying onsen, please let me know in advance.

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 ( 43 )
Nancy Nancy United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 day ago

“ An unusual, beautiful day touring Naoshima ”

Naoshima was a lovely day-trip destination from our port in Takamatsu. Our guide, Aki, arranged for a high speed boat for our 6-member group to travel to and from the island, which was a bracing trip and a great way to go (faster and less crowded than the ferry). We had a lovely day looking at modern art on the island, including the spectacular and very unusual Chichu art museum. Aki was very pleasant, full of information, was easy to understand (his diction is excellent), and knew how to negotiate the island in the most efficient fashion. He helped us order delicious Udon noodles for lunch (the area's famous for them), and was happy to talk about any topic we raised. A lovely, special day.

Aki:

Dear Nancy, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent review! That’s very kind of you to say. I’m very happy to hear that you enjoyed the trip to Naoshima. It was really a beautiful day. I also enjoyed touring and had a wonderful time with you, your husband, and your friends. Thanks for coming to Takamatsu and Naoshima! Sincerely, Aki

Richard Richard United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ First class ”

Aki took us on a one day trip to Kamakura, it was a very busy day there but he negotiated the viewings and travel to give us as little inconvenience as possible.He was informative and spoke very good English.One comment we were constantly paying for different temples etc it would be much easier if we could be told in advance and the money could be included in the sum paid to Triple Lights

Aki:

Dear Richard, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent review! It was my pleasure to have guided you. Although it was a very busy day, I hope you enjoyed a day in Kamakura. And thank you for your feedback on paying the entrance fees. I will consider it and improve my tour. Anyway, thanks for coming to Kamakura and choosing me as your guide! Please convey my regards to your wife. Have a nice weekend. Sincerely, Aki

ronelle Ronelle Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Fantastic guide with a lot of local knowledge ”

Aki showed us the local experience of Japan .We visited historical sites including the Buddhist and Shinto temples which were magnificent to see. He has an excellent local knowledge of the areas and provided the historical back ground . We went to the local seafood and food markets which provided us with the experience of seeing how the locals . We had a traditionalist lunch which we enjoyed immensely. Overall We would highly recommend Aki as a guide friendly knowledgeable and able to tailor the experience to meet you needs Thank you Aki for a fantastic day.

Aki:

Dear Ronelle, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent review! It was my pleasure to have guided you around Tokyo. I enjoyed touring with you too! I hope you are having a good time in Japan. Thanks for coming to Yokohama and choosing me as your guide! Please convey my regards to your friend. Have a nice journey! Sincerely, Aki

Sianne Sianne United States ( Family )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ Nikko Tour ”

He is an excellent tour guide for the 7 of us : friendly, professional, informative and patience with our different paces and requests. He manages the time excellently even when our trip was made under such conditions that are beyond his control (rain and crowd). We would highly recommend Aki.

Aki:

Dear Budiman, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent review! I hope you are all fine after the long day tour to Nikko. The weather and congestion were pities though, I hope you enjoyed the scenes in Nikko even for a little. Thanks for coming to Nikko and choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki

Martin Martin Germany ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Wonderful day with Aki in Tokyo ”

polite,flexible,excellent knowledge of history and places to see

Aki:

Dear Martin, Thank you so much for giving me such a nice review! I hope you enjoyed the tour from Yokohama to Tokyo. It was very nice to meet you. Thanks for choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki

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