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Hakone & Odawara castle your way

(24) Reviews
6h $ 178 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • The numbered photos correspond to the following. Please choose 1 to 3 places for a 6-hour tour.
  • 1. Odawara castle and a Samurai museum (1.5hrs = 700 JPY; Samurai costume rental = 300JPY)
  • 2. Mountain train, gondola, lake cruise and bus in Hakone - Breathtaking ride above the mountain forest. Soak in the beauty of nature. Relaxing views featuring Mt. Fuji. At least 5hrs round trip from Odawara. (4,000JPY = Transportation pass)
  • 3. Owakudani, an active volcanic valley - Best views of Mt. Fuji. (30 mins)
  • 4. Hakone Sekisho - Checkpoint from the Edo period around the 17th century. (1hr = 500JPY )
  • 5. Hakone Open Air Museum - Sculptures by many famous artists, particularly Picasso. (2hr = 1,600JPY)
  • 6. Hakone Art Museum - Earthenware and Japanese garden. (1.5hrs = 900 JPY; tea ceremony = 700JPY)
  • 7. Narukawa Museum - Japanese paintings (1hr = 1,300 JPY)
  • 8. Sengokuhara area (30-min bus ride from Gora station)
  • 9. Hakone shrine (1hr)
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178.00 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour .
$ 22.25
Early pick up in central Tokyo or Yokohama ( before 9:30am).
$ 17.80
Late night service (after 7:00pm).
$ 17.80

Overview

Odawara is the gateway to Hakone. Marvel at the treasures of Odawara castle and its Samurai museum.
Would you like to enjoy the scenery of majestic Mount Fuji? There are a lot of ways to do this:
= at the Mt. Fuji Lookout Point (by bus)
= on the Lake Ashi Cruise
= on the gondola (Hakone ropeway)
= at a hot spring in one of the hotels in the area

What to Expect

Konnichiwa!

Winter is the best season to view Mt. Fuji from Hakone.

Please select #1 or #2 from the Highlights section above for the 6-hour tour. The rest (#s 3 to 9) are additional options of #2.

WHY TAKE THIS TOUR?
We can modify it to suit your preferred level of physical exertion.
For example, if you feel like walking, we'll go on a walking tour. If you like museum-hopping, we will visit 2 to 3 art museums.


ANYTHING ELSE?
We can also take a tour of Tokyo and Kamakura.
Do you want to experience authentic Japanese culture? A home visit and sushi-making package is perfect for you!

My goal is to make your stay in Japan quite enjoyable.
See you in Hakone!

Arigato!

SAMPLE TOUR 1 (6hrs)
10:00 Meet at your hotel in Tokyo
10:30 Bullet train from Tokyo station (or Romance car from Shinjuku station) to Odawara
12:00 Seafood lunch at the Odawara fishing port
13:30 (#1) Odawara castle. There's a wonderful view of the Pacific ocean from the top floor.
14:30 (#1) Samurai museum. Samurai costume rental.
16:00 Tour ends at Odawara station

SAMPLE TOUR 2 (7hrs)
9:00 Meet at Odawara station
9:30 (#2) Mountain train
10:30 (#2) Cable car
11:00 (#2) Gondola ride to Owakudani
11:30 (#3) Owakudani (30min)
12:30 (#2) Gondola ride to Lake Ashi
12:55 (#2) Cruise to Hakone Sekisho
13;30 (#4) Hakone Sekisho to learn about history (1hr)
14:40 (#2) Cruise to Moto-Hakone
15:00 (#2) Bus to Hakone Yumoto
16:00 Drop off point : at your hotel in Hakone Yumoto

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Highlights

  • The numbered photos correspond to the following. Please choose 1 to 3 places for a 6-hour tour.
  • 1. Odawara castle and a Samurai museum (1.5hrs = 700 JPY; Samurai costume rental = 300JPY)
  • 2. Mountain train, gondola, lake cruise and bus in Hakone - Breathtaking ride above the mountain forest. Soak in the beauty of nature. Relaxing views featuring Mt. Fuji. At least 5hrs round trip from Odawara. (4,000JPY = Transportation pass)
  • 3. Owakudani, an active volcanic valley - Best views of Mt. Fuji. (30 mins)
  • 4. Hakone Sekisho - Checkpoint from the Edo period around the 17th century. (1hr = 500JPY )
  • 5. Hakone Open Air Museum - Sculptures by many famous artists, particularly Picasso. (2hr = 1,600JPY)
  • 6. Hakone Art Museum - Earthenware and Japanese garden. (1.5hrs = 900 JPY; tea ceremony = 700JPY)
  • 7. Narukawa Museum - Japanese paintings (1hr = 1,300 JPY)
  • 8. Sengokuhara area (30-min bus ride from Gora station)
  • 9. Hakone shrine (1hr)

Important

only available on weekday. No pick-up service out side of central Tokyo.

PLEASE NOTE:
= Hotel pick-ups only in Central Tokyo and Yokohama.
= Charges start at the meet-up time.
= Please book at least SIX HOURS PRIOR to a custom booking.
= For 4-hour tours, please check out "Tokyo Your Way" "Ueno Half-Day" and "Shinjuku Half-Day".

***I offer tours using public transportation (train, subway, bus and/or taxi) as it gives guests a better feel for the city. It's the fastest way of getting around Tokyo. Yes! You heard that right. Public transportation IS the fastest way of getting around Tokyo. Experience the clean and highly-efficient Tokyo public transportation system!

Ships and gondola may suspend service in bad weather.
The walking paths in Owakudani may be closed to the public when sulfur gas levels exceed an acceptable rate.
Mt. Fuji views from Hakone:
= Relatively good in the winter.
= Could be obscured by clouds in the summer.

What‘s included
Guide fee
What‘s not included
Transportation fee (you and guide)
Lunch / dinner (you and guide)
Entrance fee (you and guide)
Depart From
Odawara, or Tokyo
Meeting Point
Odawara station, Hakone yumoto station, Shinjuku station, or at your hotel (Central Tokyo or Yokohama)
Ending Point
Odawara station, your hotel in Hakone or at the final destination
Duration
6 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.
Reviews ( 24 )
Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by Ralph

“ Loved our Tour! ”

We loved our tour with Toahi! She was prompt, easy to understand, and you could tell she enjoys what she does. Made our trip productive and enjoyable.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Dan

“ Great day with Toshi in Tokyo! ”

My Girlfriend and I recently visited Japan for the first time. We started in Osaka/Japan where we hired a guide from TripleLights in that area. We had such a great time with her, when we got to Tokyo, we decided to use TripleLights again, and chose Toshi. Toshi was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and confident. Those of you who don’t know Tokyo, it can be quite a daunting task to navigate your way to all the points of interest, as there are so much to see and every destination is a minor challenge to find (even with a smart phone and TripAdvisor at hand). A lot of time and walking can be wasted as you’re searching for your destination. From the very beginning, Toshi had planned out our route based on the time that we requested, and she knew every little turn, short cuts, and even which elevators we should take from the subway station, etc. she has an immense amount of knowledge about history and culture. And you can tell that she genuinely enjoys her job. She took us to an amazing sushi restaurant at the fish market for lunch. We went to so many places in our relatively short time together, all the way from the Imperial Palace to Tokyo Bay to Shibuya. And of course, the Owl cafe in Harajaku was super fun! We highly recommend Toshi as your guide in Tokyo.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by David

“ Excellent guide ”

T-chan was excellent. We would highly recommend her to anyone visiting Tokyo. She was extremely knowledgable, had excellent english, and very friendly.

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2 months ago |   by Esther

“ Tokyo day ”

T-Chan gave us a most memorable day in Tokyo. She immediately connected with us and her energetic and lively approach to her guiding was infectious. We felt very comfortable with her and her flexibility and ability to understand our needs were much appreciated. She is an excellent guide and we had an amazing day. Arregato gozaimasu! Esther

Excellent
2 months ago |   by Jackie

“ 6 hour day ”

Thanks T-Chan for a lovely day. You were knowledgeable, well prepared and fun.

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