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Hakone One Day Tour and optional Hot Spring Experience

8:30 hours
up to 5 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Hakone is an ideal destination to enjoy beautiful Japanese nature, thrilling real volcanic activity, Japanese history/culture and hot-spring (Onsen).
Taking various means of transportation such as mountain climbing train, rope way and Pirates-ship is also the highlight of Hakone Trip.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Shizuko.

  • The following is a sample tour. I can customize the tour according to your requests. * Choose Hakone check point or Hakone Open Air Museum.
  • * Hakone check point. People who passed through Hakone to and from Edo (former name of Tokyo) were checked severely here during Edo Military (Samurai) Era.
  • Lake Ashi cruising by Pirate ship
  • Owakudani Valley. This valley is called “Hell Valley”. It was created by the great eruption of Mount Hakone some 3000 years ago. Today, much of the area is still an active volcanic zone where sulfurous fumes, hot springs and hot rivers can be seen. You can look a real boiling volcanic activity. Eating a black egg, Owakudani- specialty. It’s said that if you eat one black egg, your life is prolonged 7 years. Why don’t you try 2 or 3 black eggs? On clear days, you can see Mt. Fuji just in front of you. (Since it depends on the weather condition and seasons, you may not able to see Mt. Fuji from Hakone.)
  • Riding a rope way and enjoy panoramic view of Hakone’s nature. Breathtaking beauty in autumn especially.
  • * Hakone Open-Air Museum: 120 sculptures spread across the grounds and a world-class Picasso exhibition.
  • Option: After the tour, you can choose hot-spring option. Onsen experience is one of the real charm in Hakone. Please enjoy Onsen and be reluxed.

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What to Expect

Various means of transportation such as Hakone-mountain-railway, cable-car, rope-way and the Pirates-ship are also attractive experience in Hakone.
Visiting Hakone Check-point or Hakone Open-air Museum (please choose)
The Lake Ashi cruising by Pirates ship.
Watching volcanic activity at Owakudani (a boiling valley or called a Hell valley).
Mt. Fuji can be seen on clear days. (It depends on the weather condition and seasons)
Hot-spring experience (option)

Departure & Return

Starting time 08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel
Ending Point At your hotel in Tokyo. or At hot spring facility when you choose Onsen option.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

* guide fee
* hotel pick-up fee (in Tokyo )
* guide's lunch

What‘s not included

 transportation fee for you and a guide during the tour

* transportation fee
The total transportation fee (a round ticket) for adult is about 8,000 yen and for children between 6~ 11 years old is about 2,600 yen.
Which includes all kind of transportation fee such as express train called "Romce Car ", Pirated ship, Rope way, Cable car, Hakone mountain train and buses.
(children under 5 years old is free of charge)
This ticket is available for two days.
( details: Hakone Free Pass ticket ...5,700 yen ( rose from 5,140 yen (adult) in April 2019) , 1,500 yen (children),
express train ticket for "Romace Car" < a round ticket (adult)...2,180yen, a round ticket (children) ...1,090 yen>
* admission fee
* your lunch and food

**Hot spring admission fee ....1,400yen~. If your bring your own bath-towel and face-towel, NO extra charge is needed.


Mt. Fuji may not be able to seen by the weather conditions and the season. The Rope-way is sometimes suspended its operation due to the natural hazards.

**If you have JAPAN RAIL PASS, I recommend to use it between Tokyo and Odawara.***

**If you do not have JR Pass, I recommend to buy "Hakone Free Pass" which includes all transportation fees, a round tickets to/from Shinjuku ,
Hakone-mountain-railway, cable-car, rope-way and the Pirates-ship

** The possibility of Mt. Fuji viewing depends on the weather condition and the seasons. Low percentage in Summer.

** The rope way and Pirated ship are sometimes suspended by the natural hazards. In this case, a guide will take an alternative means of transportations.

**Since Hakone is very popular sightseeing spot, there're sometimes traffic jam.

** A hot spring is not available for people with tattoos. read more

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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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Reviews ( 13 )
5.0 (13) Reviews
Very Good
Allan Allan Australia ( Family )
2 months ago

“ We enjoyed a wonderful day with Shizuko ”

We enjoyed a wonderful day with Shizuko inspite of the rainy day, she changed our tour because of the rain for other fun things to do & to see some other great site's which turned out to be a great day of enjoying Tokyo, Thankyou Shizuko for helping our tour with you being Fantasic for us 4 Aussies, Allan, Annette, Judy & David


Dear Allan, Annette, Judy and David, Thank you very much for sending me such a wonderful and warm review. Your kind review really encouraged me. And I’m so glad to know that you were satisfied with the tour with me. Because it was too heavy rain to take a waterbus and we had to change some parts of the original plan. I appreciate for having me as your guide. I hope you had enjoyed other districts in Japan, too. If I have a chance to see you again in the future, it would be great. Thank you very much again, Allan, Annette, Judy and David! Shizuko

Eva Eva United States ( Family )
4 months ago

“ Great guide and lovely person ”

Suzuko was our guide for two days in Tokyo. It was easy to work with her prior to our visit to develop a plan that efficiently fit in all of our wish list sights. Most importantly, she was a delight to be with—her English was perfect, she was extremely knowledgeable, was flexible when we wanted to linger or move along and quickly picked up on our interests so she could adjust the pacing and focus on information that she thought we would find interesting. She went above and beyond!!! When she met us for the second day of touring she came with tons of information for the rest of our stay. She wrote out instructions for the taxi driver to get us to the correct entrance to the Tokyo station for our bullet train, wrote out subway directions to get us there, drew a map of the relevant area ... read more


Dear Eva, Thank you very much for your warm and kind review. I am so happy to know that you were satisfied with my guiding in Tokyo. Although the second day of the tour was extremely cold like winter, I was glad to complete the tour to the end. I hope you've enjoyed many things in Tokyo including a hot spring bath in Shinjuku. I hope to see you again sometime in the future. Please give my best regard to Alexa. Thank you very much again, Eva.

Eric Eric United States ( Solo )
4 months ago

“ Great guide for a first time traveler ”

First time in Japan and as a solo traveler and she helped me ease up on the nerves I've had and made feel more comfortable around Tokyo and the transit system. She is very knowledgeable and friendly and shown me aound from Asakusa to Shibuya on the Yamanote Line and even to Odaiba. We even went to a Maid Cafe in Akihabara, which was the highlight of the tour I would say. Haha. I still find it funny that you shown me the Statue of Liberty for the first time and as an American I never seen the New York version. A Japanese person showing an American the Statue of Liberty. Haha, I'll never forget that. Overall, sad to see the tour is over. Loved you being my guide! Would book again if I could!


Dear Eric, Thank you very much for your wonderful review for me. I’m so glad to know that you enjoyed and were satisfied with the tour with me. I myself enjoyed the touring you and had a nice experience at Maid Café especially. It was so lucky for us to enjoy their pretty dancing and singing at the stage. I had also funny feeling to guide you (an American) the Statue of Livery in JAPAN. You have a lot of plans to do in Japan, I hope my guiding will help you to get around by yourself easily all over Japan. I hope you'll enjoy the rest of your days in Japan to the fullest. If I could have a chance to guide you again, it would be great. Thank you again. Shizuko

Haylie Haylie Australia ( Family with kids )
5 months ago

“ Day tour of Tokyo’s main attractions ”

My family had a lovely and very interesting day tour with you Shizuko! You were very informative and explained to us about the Japanese culture and history at every place we visited. You made a very detailed itinerary, which really helped us as this was our 1st trip to Tokyo! We kindly thank you for your time, and will always be grateful for the memorable experience you have given us on your day tour of Tokyo. Tokyo is such a big busy city, and for you to guide us around by train, subway and water taxi we are very fortunate for that experience. We will definitely be back to Japan for more adventures, and would recommend you to anyone for tours. Warmest regards Haylie & Family from Australia


Dear Haylie, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I’m so glad to know that you were satisfied with the tour with me. I felt very happy that you could take pictures of some cherry blossoms still bloomed in the Japanese garden. I hope your younger daughter, she was a little tired in the crowds of people, is fine today and enjoy her days in Japan. Please come back to Japan someday in the future. It was so nice meeting all of you. Thank you again and give my best regards to your parents and lovely children. Shizuko

Elena Elena United States ( Couple )
5 months ago

“ One day in Tokyo ”

Shizuko is a wonderful guide. She is very knowledgeable about Japanese history and culture. She showed us how to navigate through the underground metro maze in a few very simple steps. Shizuko made a lots of pictures during our tour and email them the same day. Also, she gave detailed information how to get to Yokoyama from Tokyo. Overall we are very satisfied with her guidence. Do not hesitate to hire her , she will not disappoint.


Dear Elena, Thank you very much for your kind and warm review to me. I am so happy to hear that you have enjoyed the tour with me. I was impressed by your questions about Japanese tradition and cultures. As you said, Shinto might be something different from other religions in the sense of no-founder, no-official doctrine ad no-written scriptures. It was nice talking with you. And next time, please come back to Japan with your children. I love to see them. I hope you enjoy wonderful cruising trip and happy time the rest of your days. Thank you once again. Shizuko

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