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Hakone & Odawara castle your way

(17) Reviews
6h $ 186 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 (2hrs = 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. (Transportation pass = 4,000JPY)
  • 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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186.00 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour .
$ 23.25
Early pick up in central Tokyo or Yokohama ( before 9:30am).
$ 18.60
Late night service (after 7:00pm).
$ 18.60
Extra person (over 6 people).
$ 9.30

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 observe Mt. Fuji from Hakone.

For a 6-hour tour, please select #1 or #2 from the Highlights section above.

WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE THIS TOUR?
We can adapt these tours depending on your preference.
For example, if walking is your cup of tea, we'll go on a walking tour. If you like museum-hopping, we will visit 2 to 3 art museums.


WHAT ELSE IS IN THE ITINERARY?
I can take you to other popular tourist spots in Odawara and Hakone.
We can also take a tour of Tokyo and Kamakura if it's on your bucket list.

Do you want to experience authentic Japanese culture? A home visit and sushi-making package is perfect for you!

I'd like 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 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 (#1) Odawara castle. There's a wonderful view of the Pacific ocean from the top floor.
14:30 (#1) Samurai museum. Rent Samurai costume.
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 your hotel in Hakone Yumoto

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Organized by Toshi(T-chan)

Licensed Guide
(17) Reviews

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 (2hrs = 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. (Transportation pass = 4,000JPY)
  • 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

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!

In case of bad weather, ships and gondola 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.

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, Shinjuku station, your hotel in central Tokyo & Yokohama
Ending Point
Odawara station, your hotel in Hakone or final distination
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.

About Toshi(T-chan)


Licensed Guide

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Hi, I am Toshi (or T-chan for short)! I am a licensed tour guide and a former fire officer. As such, I coordinated educational fire department visits, including those for foreign counterparts. I also speak a little Spanish (un poquito). In my spare time, I give back to the community as a volunteer: tsunami clean-up activities, entertainment at evacuation camps, guide for foreign visitors in affected areas, and at various cultural events.

We'll have a good time in the many Tokyo hotspots! Enjoy the city like a local and maximize your time in Tokyo! Please check out two of my two unique tours: (1) Home visit to see real Tokyo living, includes making sush, and (2) Educational tour of an earthquake simulator ride and the Tokyo Fire Museum. You'll learn how the Japanese prepare for the many emergencies in the country.

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Reviews ( 17 )

Excellent
2 days ago |   by Binit

“ Energetic and entertaining trip to Hakone ! ”

T-chan is an energetic tour guide who met all our requirements and requests in visiting the key sights of Hakone. She is very easy going, has a pleasant manner and her English is excellent. Nice touch to email us some pictures of the day at the end of the tour, thanks T-chan! Visiting Hakone by ourselves would have been stressful with all the train changes etc so T-chan was invaluable in making the day enjoyable. We were particularly happy to have clear views of Mt Fuji and loved the Open Air Museum.

Excellent
3 days ago |   by Frank

“ A full day with a great guide... ”

T-chan was very personable, very organized and had planned the day according to what we wanted to see and do. She explained what we were seeing or doing and answered all our questions. We would definitely want her as our guide, should we need one again.

Excellent
1 week ago |   by James

“ Tokyo trip ”

We are a family of four, including two girls aged 15 and 16, from the UK. We recommend using T-chan if you are visiting Tokyo. She was very helpful and communicative before we arrived, and came up with a tailored plan for us. She was very flexible in changing this when we changed our minds. We had 2 days in central Tokyo & 1 day at her house, where we had a tour of her neighbourhood, tea ceremony, made sushi and the girls dressed in kimonos which was most enjoyable and memorable. Will book again when we revisit. Thank you T-chan

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by Glenn

“ Best way to see Tokyo! ”

T-Chan was our guide for one and a half days in Tokyo. She was the best! She is a very nice lady, warm hearted, spoke great English, and very informative about Tokyo city and Japanese subcultures and lifestyles. It was a tour on foot. She met us at our hotel lobby, and started the day by helping us purchase our all important IC subway cards. She helped make sense of the subway system. She tailored the tour to what we wanted to see, but still made sure we saw all the important sites like Asakusa, and neighborhoods like Harajuku and Omotesando. It was great to have a local guide! We covered a lot of ground. We are foodies and planned to have T-Chan take us out a half day on a second day dedicated to Tsukiji Fish market, ending up seeing the izakays under the old railroad. But Tsukiji Fisk market was a highlight. She brought us to a alley restaurant serving us the best maguro and Toro we’ve ever had. In fact, much of our tour was about the foood culture and of Tokyo. All in all, I would highly recommend T-Chan to any traveler! No need to feel intimidated by first time on Tokyo, if you have T-Chan by your side.

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by Cierwen

“ Amazing first day in Tokyo! ”

Toshi was an excellent guide, cannot recommend her enough. It was my solo overseas trip and she made me feel very welcome. The sites we saw were Shinjuku Gyoen Garden, Tokyo Toy Museum, Tokyo Fire Museum, Shibuya- crossing, Hachi-ko, faithful dog, Restaurant Nabezo – shabushabu and sukiyaki lunch, Kabukiza theater, Ginza shopping street, Isetan department store in Shinjuku. My highlight was the absolutely beautiful cherry blossom trees in Shinjuku gardens, a very peaceful place. Overall my first day was amazing and I enjoyed hearing Toshi tell me all about everything.

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