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Hakone & Odawara castle your way

(9) Reviews
6h $ 162 up to 6 people

Highlights

  • 1; Odawara castle and a Samurai museum (2hs, fee 700 JPY, Samurai consume rental 300JPY)
  • 2. Fun ride of mountain train, gondola, lake cruise and bus in Hakone (5hs. or more round trip from Odawara, transportation pass 4000JPY )
  • 3. Owakudani , an active volcanic valley where you can enjoy Mt. Fuji view (0.5h)
  • 4. Hakone Sekisho , a checkpoint of Edo period (1h fee 500JPY )
  • 5. Hakone open air museum which features sculptures of many famous artists,especially Picasso (2hs, fee 1600JPY)
  • 6. Hakone art museum which features earthenware and Japanese garden (1.5h, fee 900 JPY, tea ceremony 700JPY)
  • 7. Narukawa museum which features Japanese paintings (1h, fee 1300 JPY)
  • 8. Sengokuhara area (0.5h bus ride from Gora station to get there)
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When?
People
162.00 USD

Up to 6 people, Charged per group.
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour .
$ 22.50
Early pick up in central Tokyo or Yokohama ( before 9:30am).
$ 18.00
Late night service (after 7:00pm).
$ 18.00

Overview

Odawara is the gate city for Hakone and you can see the inside of Odawara castle and its Samurai museum. Would you like to enjoy the scenery of majestic Mount Fuji in so many different ways?; onboard a Hakone Sightseeing Cruise, from the shores of Lake Ashi, high up in the sky gondola of the Hakone Ropeway, or while bathing in a hot spring. I can drop you off at your hotel in Hakone.

What to Expect

Hi, everyone, or KONNICHIWA .

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

For a 6-hour tour, please select No.1 or No.2. of the highlight above.
Personalization and extra hour service are available by adding the destinations from the list ( No.3-No.7 are on the way of No.2, all of which are my personal favorites.) .
What is more, you can make a request!

WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE THIS TOUR?
Because you can personalize your tour.
For example, if walking is your cup of tea, I will offer you a walking tour. But if you prefer to the museum hopping, we will visit 2-3 art museums.

WHAT ABOUT MEALS?
I can arrange lunch and dinner in advance based on your food preferences.

WHAT ELSE IS IN THE ITINERARY?
I can take you to so many other attractive tourist spots in Odawara and Hakone.
So, why don’t you click "Contact Toshi" button and let’s start planning!
If you are dying to visit Tokyo and Kamakura, I can offer you a tour there as well.

For travelers who want to experience authentic Japanese culture, "home visit and sushi making" tour is perfect for you.

I'd like to make your stay in Japan a real pleasant one.
See you in Hakone!
Thank you! Arigatou!

SAMPLE TOUR 1 (6hs)
10:00 meet at your hotel in Tokyo
10:30 Take Bullet train from Tokyo station (or Romance car from Shinjuku station) to Odawara
12:00 Sea food lunch at the Odawara fishing port
13:30 No.1 Odawara castle where we can enjoy Pacific ocean view from the top floor.
14:30 No.1 Samurai museum and rent a Samurai costume.
16:00 the tour ends at Odawara station

SAMPLE TOUR 2 (7hs)
9:00 Meet at Odawara station
9:30 No2. mountain train
10:30 No.2 cable car
11:00 No.2 Gondola ride to Owakudani
11:30 No.3 Owakudani (0.5h)
12:30 No.2 Gondola ride to Lake Ashi
12:55 No.2 cruise to Hakone Sekisho
13;30 No.4 Hakone Sekisho to learn about history (1h)
14:40 No.2 cruise to Moto-Hakone
15:00 No.2 bus to Hakone Yumoto
16:00 drop off your hotel in Hakone Yumoto

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Highlights

  • 1; Odawara castle and a Samurai museum (2hs, fee 700 JPY, Samurai consume rental 300JPY)
  • 2. Fun ride of mountain train, gondola, lake cruise and bus in Hakone (5hs. or more round trip from Odawara, transportation pass 4000JPY )
  • 3. Owakudani , an active volcanic valley where you can enjoy Mt. Fuji view (0.5h)
  • 4. Hakone Sekisho , a checkpoint of Edo period (1h fee 500JPY )
  • 5. Hakone open air museum which features sculptures of many famous artists,especially Picasso (2hs, fee 1600JPY)
  • 6. Hakone art museum which features earthenware and Japanese garden (1.5h, fee 900 JPY, tea ceremony 700JPY)
  • 7. Narukawa museum which features Japanese paintings (1h, fee 1300 JPY)
  • 8. Sengokuhara area (0.5h bus ride from Gora station to get there)

Important

In case of bad weather, ships and ropeways can be out of service.
Volcanic strolling area can be closed because of heavy sulfur gas in Owakudani .
We have high chances to see Mt.Fuji in Hakone in winter, on the contrary, in summer the mountain is sometimes covered with cloud.

City Hakone

Depart From Odawara, or Tokyo

Meeting Point Odawara station, Shinjuku station, your hotel in central Tokyo & Yokohama

Ending Point Odawara station, your hotel in Hakone or your convenience place

Duration 6 hours

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 6 people   Flexible

What‘s included
  • guide fee


What‘s not included
  • transportation fee
  • lunch
  • dinner
  • entrance fee (you and guide)

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.

Organized by Toshi(T-chan)


Licensed Guide

(9) Reviews

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  • English ( License )

Hi, I am Toshi! (T-chan for short.) I am a licenced tour guide and a retired fire officer from Tokyo. I coordinated educational visits to Tokyo for various people such as delegates from fire departments across the globe. I speak a little Spanish, too.
I like to meet and help people, so I volunteer in my spare time. For example, I joined clean-up activities at a tsunami devastated area in 2011, helped provide entertainment events at evacuation camps, and took international visitors around the area (over 15 times).
I love to share a lot of happy moments with my guests. Tokyo has many hotspots. I will help you enjoy the city and maximize your visit to Tokyo! Besides regular sightseeing tours, I also offer two unique tours. The first is a home visit to see real Tokyoite life including sush- making. The second is an educational tour of an earthquake simulator ride and the Tokyo Fire Museum. You'll learn how Japanese prepare for emergencies.

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Reviews ( 9 )

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Heather

“ Fascinating city of Tokyo and wonderful tour guide. ”

Toshi met us at our hotel at the agreed time, and explained the course for the day. We went with her to the subway to purchase our day travel ticket. Our first stop was The Imperial Garden which was beautiful even in the winter, then caught subway to Harajuku which we walked through and found a Soba noodle place for our lunch. Next stop was Meiji Shrine where Toshi talked us through the importance of Shrines in Japanese culture. We then caught 2 more trains to Odaiba city, one of the trains being a driverless train. We found the entire day amazing, and Toshi was a great communicator telling us all about history and meanings of many ideals we encountered. We highly recommend Toshi as a guide for anyone wanting a truly authentic experience in Japan.

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by Linda

“ Overview of Tokyo ”

We were highly impressed with T- Chan for several reasons- apart from having a delightful personality, it was abundantly clear that significant effort had gone into our 6 hour tour, including research regarding a special dietary requirement. T- Chan clearly loves what she does, taking major pride in her home city. There was just the right combination of information sharing along with a down- to- earth humility and genuine friendliness. We would thoroughly endorse T - Chan as a reputable and friendly tour guide to anyone visiting Tokyo.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Anita

“ Fun filled, Find filled, Fact filled Food filled Day! ”

T-chan arrived at my hotel promptly in the morning to escort me on a memorable Tokyo adventure. Since this is my third trip in the last 6 months to Tokyo, I was looking for something adventuresome, personalized and off the beaten path! We began the day at the antique flea market held in Machida Tenmangu shrine. I was able to purchase two super cute kimonos as Christmas gifts for my two nieces. From there we explored Daiso which is Japan's version of America's Dollar General. Generically theses stores are called 100 yen stores. Then we blazed through the local supermarket, enjoying samples of food while we shopped for our sushi ingredients. I was also able to score two bags matcha green tea Kitkat bars to use as stocking stuffers for the kids back home. Next, T-chan made me feel welcome at her home then proceeded to teach me how to make sushi. Her well behaved dog Mame kept a watchful eye us as we made Futomaki(rolls), Temaki(hand roll), Inari (fried tofu wrap) and Chirashi. In addition to eating the sushi we made, this experience included tasting samples of Daiginjo sake and umeshu (apricot liquor), Maccha green tea and Wagashi (Japanese sweets, made from sweet red and white bean paste), "wa" means Japanese. Before returning to the train station for the ride home we took a stroll through Machida's quite streets, filled with lovely homes and natural areas. All through the day, T-chan was very attentive and took care to answer all of my questions regarding Japan's history and culture which I found to be very valuable. Thank you T-chan! This was a day well spent. I highly recommend you as a guide for anyone looking for a customized tour filled with attention to details.

Excellent
2 months ago |   by Sara

“ It was a very good tour ”

Toshi was a wonderful guide for my parents

Excellent
2 months ago |   by Hagi

“ Let Toshi (T-chan) plan and guide in Tokyo and you're guaranteed an amazing experience ”

We had two wonderful days with Toshi (T-chan) and we met a tour guide who knew her work very well From the contact stage through email. In the way she prepared us for the tours. How to help the manager in Tokyo. And of course the fascinating walks and places we saw. Highly recommended with a five-star rating. Traveling with Toshi (T-chan) is a great experience

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