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Hakone Highlight

by Tomoko
(43) Reviews
10h $ 356 Price up to 5 people


  • Owakudani (splendid view of active volcanic zone)
  • Lake Ashi and fun cruise
  • Chokoku-no-Mori (Hakone Open Air Museum) or Narukawa Museum (Japanese paintings & beautiful garden)
  • Sekisho (historical check point, or inspection facility)
  • Fun rides on various kinds of vehicles viewing Mt.Fuji when the weather is favorable
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356.00 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 35.60
Extra person.
$ 32.04


Hakone is a part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, less than one hundred kilometers from Tokyo. This tour covers the highlights of Hakone. You will enjoy its natural beauties, spectacular views of volcanic activity, a lovely museum with great masterpieces, historical sites, and fun vehicle rides. If weather permits, the view of Mt. Fuji is gorgeous! Fun excursion for both adults and children.

What to Expect

Hakone has a long history over 100 years as a popular resort site from busy Tokyo among influential people in politics and business. It is still one of the most popular recreational spots from Tokyo. Why? It is because Hakone is a kind of treasure box filled with natural beauty, art, history, entertainment, and above all, relaxing hot spring baths.

This tour provides you a complete package of Hakone highlights only except the part of hot spring bathing. If you want to experience it, please let me know. There are many other attractions in Hakone. So, I would gladly customize your tour according to your requests.

As our activities in Hakone are mainly outdoors, the weather condition will be crucial. So, I would recommend booking a few days of my tours so that we could choose the best day for Hakone.

Depending on where you stay in Tokyo, the ways to access to Hakone will be varied. Two major ways are to take Odakyu line from Shinjuku and to take Shinkansen bullet train from Tokyo or Shinagawa. The time and price will be different., too.

Let's discuss those later. I look forward to hearing from you.

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  • Owakudani (splendid view of active volcanic zone)
  • Lake Ashi and fun cruise
  • Chokoku-no-Mori (Hakone Open Air Museum) or Narukawa Museum (Japanese paintings & beautiful garden)
  • Sekisho (historical check point, or inspection facility)
  • Fun rides on various kinds of vehicles viewing Mt.Fuji when the weather is favorable


★ Travel insurance is not included in our tours. I would recommend you take out your own travel insurance just in case of any unexpected accident, loss, or damaging others' property. I will do all I can to keep you away from such risks, of course.

★ The pick-up service to your hotel is only in Tokyo metropolitan area, in 23 wards.

☆ Generally, I could start our tour from early in the morning like 7 or 7:30 if you prefer. For details, please contact me.

※The pictures of my previous guests on my web-page are posted only after securing their consent.

■ Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothes for walking.
■ Transportation fee will be varied according to which line we take; the following is for your reference.
- Odakyu Romance Car - round-trip from Shinjuku (including Hakone Free Pass) : 7320 JP yen/adult
*seats for Romance cars tend to be full during high seasons and weekends.
- JR line - one way Shinkansen bullet train, one way local train (including Hakone Free Pass): 9540 JP yen/adult
■ I would like to ask you to kindly pay the guide's transportation fee in cash when we meet in the morning.
■ Bringing a towel with you would be recommended if you want to try hot-spring bath. *the fee will be around 1400 yen.
■ Please be noted that the rope-ways and cruise boats will be out of service when the weather is not unfavorable. read more

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up in the metropolitan Tokyo area
What‘s not included
■ transportation fee (you and the guide)
■ lunch
■ entrance fee (you and the guide * at some facilities, no need to pay for guide's admission) - Open Air Museum 1400 yen/adult, Checkpoint museum 400 yen/adult (both discount price with Hakone Free Pass)
Meeting Point
At your hotel
Ending Point
At a terminal station in Tokyo
10 hours
Starting time
07:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

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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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 )
corrine Corrine United States ( Friends )
1 day ago

“ Trip to see Snow Monkeys ”

Wonderful guide. Well organized... had everything organized from the minute she met with us and on thru the whole day. She took exceptional care of us..like a nurse would! Had a good disposition and sense of humor. Couldn't ask for a more pleasant person to be with. Went the extra mile like helping us get yens from the ATM machine when ours ran out. I would not use any other guide if I came back to visit. Having Tomoko at the beginning of our trip helped us be able to get along better for the rest of our trip!


Thank you so much for the great review, Corrine. I was excited when I receive an offer from you to go and see the Snow Monkeys together. They were just adorable and we really enjoyed the sights.🐵 The day was a bit rush, but the next day in Tokyo was very relaxing blessed with fine weather and beautiful cherry flowers! I learned a lot from you and Kelly. Thinking of your experiences, I’m just a GIRL 😊 My best regards to you two. Thank you again!

Barbara Barbara United States ( Couple )
3 days ago

“ tokyo wiyth Tomoko - rain or shine ”

Tomoko guides all over Japan and especially enjoys showing Tokyo to visitors. She was very receptive to our requests and put together a program incorporating our interests with her own “must-see” places. Besides the famous shrines and gardens, she took us to lesser-known, beautiful places such as a famous sculptor’s home and studio. Tomoko came up with a creative schedule for our very rainy second day. Her English is very good; she is a lovely person and a fount of knowledge. She taught us to navigate the subway system and gave us tips and advice for the places we wanted to visit on our own after our two days together. We felt as if we had made a friend. We heartily recommend Tomoko for visitors to large, and sometimes confusing, Tokyo.


Thank you so much for your great review, Barbara. It was my great pleasure to share the two days with you. Thank you for being flexible and sharing your honest views about food and the places to visit in the cold rain, which made it easier for me to revise the itinerary into a natural way. I enjoyed the procedure and the outcome working together with you and Henry.:) As you mentioned, Tokyo is quite large with so many new interesting places to visit. I do appreciate your info and suggestion about the places I'm not that much familiar with. It's always fun to receive new ideas from my guests and explore those places. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed two more days in Tokyo after our tour. The pizza and the chocolate icecream with espresso were super Oishikatta-des!😋

Grace Grace Singapore ( Couple )
4 days ago

“ Sakura Tour, Tokyo ”

My husband and I did a private walking tour of Tokyo’s Sakura spots (Yanaka, Ueno Park and Chidorigafuchi) with Tomoko-san. She helped us customised the tour and during the tour she pointed out things we would have missed on our own. She was very knowledgeable about history. We really appreciate that she was easy to communicate with before and during the tour. Overall great experience!


Thank you for your review about our Sakura tour:) 🌸 As you had clarified your interests and the venues you could easily go on your own in our previous message exchange, we could focus on the other places without any rush. Thank you for your suggestion, Grace. Besides, I feel so lucky that we were blessed with great weather and the best timing of the cherries as well as other kind of flowers. I’m sure you took lots of beautiful photos. I look forward to seeing you again in some other season.

Danielle Danielle Canada ( Couple )
6 days ago

“ Fish market, electric street, national museum ”

She’s very nice and helpful.


Hi Danielle and all!Thank you for posting a great review before our three-day tour ends. I’m anticipating what fun moments we can share tomorrow. Cannot wait 😊 See you soon!

Robyn Robyn Australia ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Tokyo visit ”

We had Tomoko on three different days and as my previous response, we found Tomoko particularly pleasant, professional and considerate - she cold not have done more and we wld hope to have her help again should we b fortunate to visit Tokyo again - she is we feel an asset to ye business


Thank you so much for posting the great review for me. I’m glad you let me share the first fun part of your one-month traveling around Japan. We enjoyed very relaxing walk here and there. Among them, Nezu – Yanaka walk was our highlight, wasn’t it? Every time I eat the bread, I’ll remember the fun morning shared with you. I sincerely with you have a lot more fun while you travel in Japan. Hoping to see you again, Robyn and Bill😊

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