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

by HIROSHI
(2) Reviews
9:30h $ 254 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • 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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Overview

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 3,000 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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Highlights

  • 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.

Important

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

What‘s included
Guide fee
Hotel pick-up
What‘s not included
1. Transportation fee (you and your guide)
* Transportation fee of this tour would be around 8,000 yen per adult including the express fee of Romance Car.
2. Admission fee (you and your guide)
* Admission fee of Hakone Checkpoint is 500 yen per adult.
3. Food and beverages (lunch, beer, juice, etc.)
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point
At your hotel in Tokyo
Duration
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 ( 2 )
Sanjay Sanjay Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
3 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.

HIROSHI:

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 )
Excellent
8 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

HIROSHI:

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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