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Hakone Highlight

by Tomoko
(53) Reviews
10h $ 368 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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Select Date and Travelers

368.00 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 36.80
Extra person.
$ 33.12


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 ( 53 )
Lynnsey Lynnsey Australia ( Friends )
10 hours ago

“ We had a wonderful day discovering Tokyo with Tomoko. ”

Tomoko was just so friendly and willing to take us to all the places we wanted to see and do in Tokyo. Nothing was an effort. We certainly crammed in a full day and were thoroughly exhausted but that was our choice to try and get to see as much as we could. We would recommend Tomoko to anyone considering hiring a guide which is really a great idea if you have never been to Japan before because it can be quite overwhelming with the huge amount of things to see and do. Thank you Tomoko for a great day. Lynnsey, Fay and Sue from Melbourne, Australia.


Hi Lynnsey! Thank you so much to take your time to post a great review. Yes, we did a lot that day starting from your hotel in Shinjuku, visiting Tokyo station, Imperial Palace, Asakusa, Ueno, and the fabric town! How are your patchwork pieces going? I’m very much interested in what you’ve made 😊 Thank you for sharing great time with me and my best regards to you and your lovely friends Fay and Sue.

John John United Arab Emirates ( Family )
4 days ago

“ Tokyo and surrounding Places with Tomoko ”

We had a great time with Tomoko. She took care of us like her own family. She made sure my daughters enjoyed the authentic Japanese cousine. I will not hesitate to recommend Tomoko to my friends and family. Hope to visit again during cherry blossom season. Thank you Tomoko. You will remain our friend always. John Pereira, Abu Dhabi


Hi John and all, Thank you for your great review and, most of all, for the wonderful 6 days shared together. The view from Skytree, the beautiful hydrangea and irises, Imperial Palace, Asakusa, Ueno Zoo, the Shibuya Crossing, the Great Buddha of Kamakura, Shinkansen trip to Nagano, and the forestry Togakushi shrine……. Ramen, Tempra, Okonomi-yaki, Yakiniku, and sweets and Asahi beer! I could not name all we enjoyed sometime even in the rain. Thank you again and looking forward to seeing you again, John, Dorothy, Rochelle, Alisha, Molly and Maxime 😊

Lyda Lyda United States ( Family )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Great experience in Tokyo and Hakone ”

Tomoko made our trip to Tokyo and Hakone a very nice experience. She was knowledgeable and helped us get around in Tokyo and Hakone. She took pictures and sent them to us complementing our experience. Her English was good and she helped us decide what dishes to eat for our meals. The only reason we don’t give her 5 stars is because in our first day we found out the imperial palace in Tokyo was closed once we arrived there. Otherwise she was a great guide for us.


Thank you for sharing great 4 days and taking your time to write such a great review. I was impressed by how well you prepared your trip and the way you enjoyed it. I was most impressed with how joyfully and naturally your son absorbed and enjoyed the new situations and language! Sincere apology that I took you to the Imperial Palace garden without knowing its irregular closing. It was not the fault of President Trump but mine to bring you there. Sorry for that and thank your for giving me the lesson to be more attentive at the time of special occasion when the security is super tight. Wishing you will have more fun during your further stay in Japan. Looking forward to seeing you again, Lyda, Carlos, Andre, and hopefully Sebastian, too 😊

Dan Dan Japan ( Friends )
4 weeks ago

“ Kamakura Enoshima Daytrip ”

I jjust wanted to give my feedback on Tomoko and the bus and driver. Most tour guides just dispense information in a monotone and no more as that is their job. It was so refreshing to have a guide that was so knowledgeable, yet spent the time to connect with every person in the group. She tried to make everyone comfortable and cared to personally make sure everyone was accounted for. You could tell she really cared and I think everyone noticed and appreciated that. You could tell by the emotional departure. She mixed area information with personal references which everyone could relate to. I personally appreciated her knowledge and caring attitude and think she was an excellent choice for a guide. I also appreciated the driver's positive and pleasant attitude. And I thought the bu... read more


Hi Dan-san, Thank you for your great review just after the tour. I feel so honored and happy to be the guide of your group of 22 people on your special trip to Japan. Thank you for working together with me in advance. It might have been a little hard for some of your members to reach the lunch restaurant at the top of Enoshima island, but I’m sure the view and the quality must have worth trying it and they are proud of themselves😊 Thank you for their great work and jolly companionship. I also appreciate our driver’s professionalism and cooperation. We all would say, ‘Safety is the Priority!’ _your friends would know, hahaha. Wishing you all have great time in Hokkaido! 🐻🏔🐟

Meredith Meredith United States ( Friends )
4 weeks ago

“ One of the best guides we have ever had! ”

Everything about our tour with Tomoko was exceptional. From start to finish it is clear that she truly cares about providing a customized experience that exceeds expectations. Tomoko is kind, funny, very organized and knowledgeable. She reached out several times prior to our tour to make sure the itinerary was exactly what we wanted. She made the travel to Kamakura seamless and easy. Her personal experience growing up in Kamakura made her the perfect person to show us all the hidden secrets of the city along with some of its more well know sights. She provided rich context about the area in a way that made it fun, accessible and engaging. She told us wonderful stories about everything from famous waka poems to fish markets as we strolled the street. She also helped us take beautiful photos... read more


Hi Meredith, Thank you for taking your time to write such a great review. I really enjoyed sharing time with you in my hometown Kamakura. We were blessed with beautiful weather that day together with thousands of other tourists in the middle of holiday week. I was impressed that you and Theresa had been visiting so many temples and shrines all around Japan and receiving special stamps and writings of each place. I’m honored to be of your help to collect 4 more in the busy Kamakura on the third day of the new era, Reiwa! 😊 Great idea to enjoy hiking together. Looking forward to seeing you again and enjoying refreshing hike either in Kamakura or somewhere else. I have lots more options :)

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