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Hakone (Owakudani, Boat Cruise on Lake Ashi, Hakone Checkpoint)

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9:30h $ 309 Price up to 5 people


  • Owakudani : Enjoy the spectacular view of the sulfur smoke rising in Owakudani.
  • Boat Cruise on Lake Ashi : Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lake Ashi.
  • Hakone Checkpoint : Feel the atmosphere of Edo period when severe interrogation was held to the travelers.

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309.23 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior


Pick up at your hotel in Tokyo
・Go to Shinjuku Station by public transportation
・Go to Hakone by Odakyu Express "Romance Car"
・Visit Owakudani
・Lunch at Owakudani
・Cruise on Lake Ashi
・Visit Hakone Checkpoint (Hakone Sekisho Ato)
・Go back to Shinjuku Station by Odakyu Express "Romance Car"
Go back to your hotel

What to Expect

1. Owakudani
Owakudani is the explosion trail of the crater made by the last explosion of Hakone volcano about 3000 years ago. White smoke has been laid on the desolate ground, and you can still feel the power of volcanic activity.
At Ohwakudani you can eat a black egg. It is said that if you eat one black egg you will have a life expectancy of 7 years.

2. Boat Cruise on Lake Ashi
Lake Ashi is a long narrow lake whose circumference is about 19km. It was formed about 3,000 years ago in Hakone volcano's caldera. From the boat you can enjoy the beautiful scenery every season.

3. Hakone Checkpoint
Tokugawa Shogun placed 53 sekisho (facility to investigate travellers) on major roads across the nation to defend Edo (current Tokyo). Hakone Sekisho (Hakone Checkpoint) was one of the largest checkpoints among them. Hakone Sekisho was placed on the current location in 1619, at the beginning of Edo period. One of the main roles of sekisho was to control "incoming guns and outgoing women", which means to prevent weapons from being brought into Edo, and wives and children of feudal lords from fleeing from Edo.

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  • Owakudani : Enjoy the spectacular view of the sulfur smoke rising in Owakudani.
  • Boat Cruise on Lake Ashi : Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lake Ashi.
  • Hakone Checkpoint : Feel the atmosphere of Edo period when severe interrogation was held to the travelers.


It takes about 3 hours from Shinjuku Station to Owakudani by Odakyu express train, Hakone local train. cable car, and ropeway

What‘s included
1. Guide fee
2. Hotel pick-up
* Hotel pick-up is included if your hotel is located near a station on JR Yamanote Line or inside the circle of JR Yamanote Line. If the extra transportation fee is necessary for hotel pick-up, I will let you know.
What‘s not included
1. Transportation fee (you and your guide):About 8,000 yen/adult including the express fee of Romance Car.
2. Admission fee (you and your guide):About 500 yen/adult.
3. Lunch (you and your guide)
4. Beverages (beer, juice, etc.)
Meeting Point
Your hotel
Ending Point
Your hotel
9:30 hours
Starting time
08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use the Shinkansen bullet train to go to Hakone?

Yes, you can. In this case I can meet you at your hotel or JR Odawara Station according to your request.

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 ( 5 )
Chuck Chuck United States ( Friends )
1 month ago

“ Tour of Kamakura with Hiroshi ”

Hiroshi is an excellent guide. He arrived on time at our hotel, provided information that placed the subject of the tour in context, conscientiously guided the tour - carefully checking to see if we wished to stop and spend more time at a given location before moving to another and overall our condition to see if we needed a break to rest or take water or food, provided information that helped us understand what we were seeing at each location on the tour, and brought us back to our hotel safely on time. His command of English is excellent. And he has a great sense of humor. Bravo!


Thank you very much for your review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed our tour. We enjoyed matcha tea and the peaceful bamboo forest. We were lucky to see the Japanese traditional wedding. You were surprised at the Great Buddha and wooden Kannon statue with eleven faces. I also had a great time with you during the tour. I learned a lot about a sense of humor from you, and will further improve it until we meet next time. Thank you very much again and I look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Robert Robert United States ( Family )
1 month ago

“ Custom One Day Tour of Nikko ”

Hiroshi extensively prepared for our trip, visiting our hotel in advance to time the walk from the lobby to the correct train platform. Trains were well coordinated with minimal wait time. The order of sites visited made for an efficient use of our time. Hiroshi was very knowledgeable about the temples and shrines we visited and spoke excellent English. He also suggested some places we should see the next day on our own and taught us some basic Japanese.


Thank you very much for your review. I am really happy to hear you enjoyed our tour. Nikko is located far north from Tokyo. I was afraid you were tired for the long trip. We enjoyed the spectacular view of Kegon Waterfall, Japanese lunch, old temples and shrines in Nikko. I was surprised you knew very much about Japan. So you might not need me as a guide, but next time you come to Japan please choose me again. I will make a research about your interests. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

daniel Daniel Israel ( Family )
2 months ago

“ Three days trip around Tokyo ”

We had wonderful 3 days with Hiroshi . He helped us with transportation , ticket reservations and good advise where and when to go. He was always punctual and helped us meeting challenging schedule every day. He showed great care for us to find stations and boarding the right trains. Very professional guide and flowing with the customers requests.We warmly recommend Hiroshi to everyone that comes to Tokyo and around. Well done Hiroshi San.


Daniel-san, Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed our three-day tour in Kamakura, Yokohama, Hakone, and Nikko. In Hakone we were able to see beautiful Mt. Fuji. We were lucky because the weather of the day was not so clear. And you had a "valuable" experience of taking a super packed train in Tokyo! I am looking forward to seeing you again in the future in Japan. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in this country. Hiroshi

Sanjay Sanjay Philippines ( Family )
6 months ago

“ Great Guide. Amazing Person. The Best Tour Guide out there. ”

Hiroshi is the type of tour guide you wish every city has. Why? He is not only kind, smart, respectful, & caring but he is a genuine person. He is truly motivated to give YOU a great experience. Hiroshi takes pride in his work and it shows with the way he looks after you. You won't regret being picking him.


Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the tour. I also had a great time with you in Tokyo, Hakone, and Osaka. As you visited Japan at the end and the beginning of the year, everywhere was crowded because it was one of the busiest seasons in this country. The weather in this season was freezing to you. Next time please come in spring or autumn, and let's enjoy beautiful cheery blossoms or red and yellow leaves. I look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Hiroshi

Dan Dan United States ( Couple )
11 months ago

“ A Customized Day Tour ”

Our day started with Hiroshi meeting us at our hotel. He was prompt at our meeting time. His explanation of our customized tour was very good as well as handing us a map of the noted tour sites. His grasp of the English language was very good. During the tour, Hiroshi was very accommodating to little changes in our tour schedule. His knowledge of the Tokyo transit system proved very important/efficient as we moved about the city. We would have struggled to stay on schedule ourselves if we didn't have that knowledge. He asked us if there was anything specific we wanted to purchase along the way, he planned ahead and adjusted during the tour to meet our purchasing goals. HIroshi also had ideas to make the tour cost efficient. The day concluded with Hiroshi dropping us back at our hotel. Plea... read more


Thank you for your review. I am so happy to hear you had a good time in our tour and enjoyed Japanese cuisine such as sushi and ramen. At this time you "enjoyed" extraordinary and abnormally hot weather in Japan. I hope next time you enjoy Japanese comfortable and beautiful weather in spring or autumn. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Let's enjoy a trip in Japan again together. Hiroshi

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