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Hakone, Enjoy Geopark and Traditional Culture

9 hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
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Hakone has been boasting its beautiful nature and historical background. Many hot bathing spots, a beautiful and tranquil lake and a wild volcanic vent will welcome you. You can enjoy a gigantic view of Mt. Fuji on a fine day. You will find Hakone shrine, a check point house and an old cobbled pathway by the lake. You can also enjoy traditional local foods and wooden mosaic works.


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  • Hakone-yumoto: A foot of Mt. Hakone. Many souvenir shops and hot spring baths you can enjoy here.
  • Owakudani: a volcano vent, you will experience unusual strolling. You can enjoy eating black eggs boiled in hot spring water.
  • Crossing Ahinoko lake by a Pirate Ship
  • Ashinoko lake: A beautiful mountain lake. You can see a red Tori gate in the water from a Pirate Ship.
  • Hakone Shrine: This shrine is said to have been founded 1200 years ago. The red Tori gate seen from the ship belongs to this shrine.
  • Moto-Hakone: A main tourist spot by Ashinoko lake. An old check point house, a wooden mosaic work shop and an old path lined by cedar trees are some of the tourist spots.

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What to Expect

Hakone was registered as Japan Geopark in 2012. Hakone is rich of nature, such as a lake, forests, hot springs and even a volcano vent. The beauty of Hakone changes from season to season. Mt. Fuji can be seen clearly especially during Autumn and Winter.
Hakone also has many historical touring spots. Hakone shrine, which stands by Ashinoko lake, has been worshiped since ancient times. One of the Main highways in Edo era, called Tokaido, ran through Hakone moutains. So it was a good place to set a check point in order to stop suspicious persons entering Edo area. That's why we can enjoy experiencing an old atmosphere of Edo culture here.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel or Odawara station. In case you stay at a hotel in Hakone area, it can be the nearest Hakone mountatin climbing train station from your hotel.
Ending Point At your hotel or Odawara station. In case you stay at a hotel in Hakone area, it can be the nearest Hakone mountatin climbing train station from your hotel.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee of you and guide ( Hakone Free Pass ticket from Shinjuku :5700 yen)
entrance fee of you and guide(about 1000 yen)
lunch ( you and guide )
hotel pick-up fee
hotel pick-up transportation fee of guide


Hakone Free Pass ticket is a must item. With this ticket you can use a Pirate Ship, a moutain train, a cable car and a bus freely. You can buy this at Shinjuku, Odawara and many Odakyu line stations.
The possibility to see a gigantic view of Mt. Fuji differs depending on the weather and season.
The temperature of Hakone is lower by 5 degree Celcius than that of Tokyo because of its height. You had better take precautions against the cold.

Cancellation Policy

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

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 ( 13 )
5.0 (13) Reviews
Very Good
Alan Alan United Kingdom ( Friends )
2 weeks ago

“ Yokohama and Tokyo made easy ”

While in Yokohama for the rugby World Cup, we enjoyed 2 full day tours of Yokohama and Tokyo with Kaneo. Even before arriving in Japan, Kaneo was very responsive to all of my email and itinerary requests. With the limited time we had to experience both these large cities, having Kaneo show us round the public transport system with ease was such a benefit. Kaneo was very knowledgeable about all of the various historic and modern places we visited. Kaneo's English was very good and we would highly recommend to any other tourists visiting Yokohama or Tokyo.


Dear Alan Thank you for your warm reply. I myself enjoyed the tour with you. While I was going around with you, I was so impressed at your strong bonds of friendship. Four of you came from quite different places in the world to cheer your Scotland in Japan and came back to your different homes in the world! I envy your strong bonds. I really hope another chance to guide you in Tokyo. Best regards Kaneo

carol Carol United States ( Couple )
3 weeks ago

“ Kamakura and enoshima ”

Kanei-san was a phenomenal guide! He communicated with us extensively prior to the tour. He met us at the train station and guided our group of 4 people to Enoshima and Kamakura. He was patient and allowed us to travel leisurely at our pace since we were quite exhausted from our previous day's travel and tours. Kaneo also has a wonderful personality and made the trip enjoyable. He is very knowledgeable and I recommend him for any tour which he guides.


Dear Carol Thank you for your warm review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed Kamakura tour after your exhausting experience in Kyoto. I also enjoyed the tour with you and your family. Especially I felt something warm when I heard you talking about your memory in fluent Japanese. Best regards Kaneo

William William United States ( Family )
3 months ago

“ The Great Kaneo ”

Kaneo was amazing. First, what a kind and sweet man he is! He was so wonderful to our family, and I think he enjoyed the days with us as much as we did with him. He guided us to Disney Tokyo and Disney Sea and was so fun and informative. He will always be a great memory of our trip to Tokyo. His knowledge of the city and it's transit system was unmatched. I would recommend Kaneo to anyone looking to enjoy Tokyo on another level. He was AMAZING!!! Thank you Kaneo!!


Thank you for your wonderful review. I really enjoyed Disneyland & DisneySea with you. I also enjoyed small talks with you and your family, while we were waiting for attractions. It is a great honor for me to be a good memory of your trip to Tokyo. I hope I can guide you again someday. Best regards, Kaneo

Sascha Sascha Germany ( Friends )
4 months ago

“ Great guide and person ”

We have spend a day in Hakone with Kaneo. Although weather was not good and the rope ways were closed due to volcanic activities it was great to spend this day with him there. We had a kid in our group and Kaneo made all efforts that the kid was not bored (e.g. origami 😀). He provided many important information to prepare for our stay in Hakone prior the tour. We recommend Kaneo as he is a very nice person, his English is very good and he has great knowledge about Japan.


Thank you for your kind review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed Hakone tour in spite of a bad weather. It is really a pity that we could not see Mt. Fuji. But I myself enjoyed Hakone with a pleasant group like yours.

Elizabeth Elizabeth United States ( Couple )
5 months ago

“ The Best First Day in Tokyo! ”

If you’re looking for a guide in Tokyo, and Kaneo is available, book him ASAP! He is the best of the best! I’ll start out by saying that it would have taken my husband and myself a full week to do all the things we did with Kaneo in just one day. This is not an exaggeration. I based my initial requests to Kaneo on my “Lonely Planet” guidebook’s “must do” list. We were able to do all of them, plus several more sites and activities. By booking this tour with Kaneo on our first full day in Tokyo, we were able to be more relaxed with the rest of our days there. Taking the pressure off the rest of our days in Tokyo was an invaluable result of our tour with Kaneo. I must mention Kaneo’s awesome itinerary PDFs that he sent leading up to our trip. These files included his own personal ph... read more


Thank you for your kind and long review of my guide. I am very happy to know you enjoyed my guide so much as to evaluate it very high. I also feel happy to know I could show you some of good things of Japan, including our “Omotenashi” mind. I also appreciate your kindness to bring me a precious souvenir and a letter. Best regards, Kaneo

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