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Hakone: The wonderful world

by Hiroshi
(14) Reviews
8h $ 285 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Hakone shrine
  • Lake Ashi and pirate ship cruising
  • Rope-way (excursion in the air)
  • Owakudani - seeing volcanic activity and eat black-shell egg
  • Open air museum if we have time
  • National certified craft-man shop. We can hear explanation how to make a wood combination pattern from real manufacturer
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Extras (optional)

Extra person.
$ 26.70
Extra hour.
$ 31.15

Overview

Hakone attract many people because of great view of Mt. Fuji, volcanic activity in front of you, various transportation, hot spring, historical site and etc. If you want to enjoy everything, you need to stay in Hakone at least 3 days. But you can enjoy Hakone even one day by taking golden route.

What to Expect

We will start our tour from Odawara station or Hakone Yumoto or hotel you stay in Hakone area. We will take a bus from Hakone Yumoto to Moto-Hakone. This is the same route of marathon runners run in very new year. You will be surprised by the steep slope. After arriving at Moto-Hakone, we walk to Hakone shrine on a road beside Lake Ashi. Or on the way to Lake Ashi, we can stop at a traditional craft shop where you can see demonstration and hear explanation directly from National certified craft-man who produce Yosegi-zaiku(wood combination pattern)
At Hakone shrine, you may feel Japanese religious atmosphere. After Hakone shrine, pirate ship takes us to the other side of Lake Ashi. If the weather is good, you can see Mt.Fuji from the boat. But please remember, during summer time, visibility is very low. It means possibility to see Mt.Fuji is not high. After cruising Lake Ashi, rope-way is the next ride. This rope-way gives great view of Mt.Fuji and Lake Ashi. You may feel as if you are walking in the air. At Owakudani which was called "Big Hell" in old days and you can see volcanic activity. Here you eat lunch and famous "black egg" which is made in hot spring, to extend your life for 7 years. After Owakudani, we will take rope-way, cable cars towards Gohra where we take mountain train. If we have time, I take you to Open air museum where sculptures are displayed in outside. Then again, we take mountain train back to Hakone Yumoto.

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Highlights

  • Hakone shrine
  • Lake Ashi and pirate ship cruising
  • Rope-way (excursion in the air)
  • Owakudani - seeing volcanic activity and eat black-shell egg
  • Open air museum if we have time
  • National certified craft-man shop. We can hear explanation how to make a wood combination pattern from real manufacturer

Important

You may not see Mt.Fuji because of weather condition. Visibility in summer is low and high in winter.
Operation of rope way is affected by wind and volcanic activity in Owakudani. Also, pirate ship operation may be suspended in case of strong wind and rain. In this case, I will take you to other places to enjoy Hakone. Followings are alternative places. Sekisyo which is old inspection gate. Old route 1 shaded by Japanese cedar. Hakone Yosegi-Zaiku studio where you can see and buy hand made mosaic woodwork. This woodwork can be found only in Hakone.
In high season, we have to wait in line for every transportation. It may push back our schedule. read more

What‘s included
guide fee only
What‘s not included
all transportation, lunch, entrance fee for you and guide. Entrance fee of Open air museum is ¥1600/P
My recommendation is to purchase Hakone free ticket for 2 days. It cost ¥4000. This ticket cover all transportation from Odawara to Hakone area including bus, train, pirate ship, cable car and rope-way.
Depart From
Odawara-station or Hakone-Yumoto station
Meeting Point
Odawara station or Hakone-Yumoto station. If you are staying in Hakone area, at your hotel
Ending Point
At your hotel, Hakone Yumoto station or Odawara station
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 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?

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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 ( 14 )
heidi Heidi United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 days ago

“ trip to Hakone ”

We had a very good time during our stay in Hakone. Hiroshi was very good guide and very helpful. It made our trip very enjoyable. Thank you Hiroshi for all you help and guidance. I will recommend you highly. Heidi

Hiroshi:

Dear Heidi Thank you verymucj for your review. I am very happy to find you enjoyed staying in Hakone and tour with me. And I amsure you had good time in Japan. If you have another chance to come to this area, I amvery happy to be your guide again. Hiroshi

Reed Reed United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Excellent Guide! ”

Hiro was the best guide we've had and was one of the highlights of our trip to Tokyo. We had Hiro booked for only one day and wanted to see as much as we could. Hiro's english is great, and he was very prompt responding to emails and helped set up an itinerary tailored to our interests. In one day he took us to multiple temples and museums. He was prompt and prepared--he even carried some reference material with him to show us as we learned about the history of Japan. Hiro is funny and energetic--we could barely keep up! Excellent experience. Thank you Hiro!

Hiroshi:

Dear Reed Thank you very much to evaluate me with such great words. I think you returned to your home safely. I am sure you enjoyed your tour in Japan very much. And I am happy by knowing you satify my guiding. You and your girlfriend are very nice and if you have a chance to come to Japan again, I wish to be your guide again. I hope you will have a lots of success and prosperity. Sincerely yours Hiroshi

Lana Lana United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Outstanding experience, more then we expected ”

Hiroshi was our guide for several days in Tokyo and Kamakura. His guidance and companionship exceeded all our expectations. In addition to a deep knowledge of Japan, he also has an excellent English, which made communication enjoyable. While learning history of Japan, customs and traditions, we also laughed comparing our western tradition with Japanese, and greatly enjoyed his company. He took us to eat to an excellent Japanese restaurants and showed different kinds of local food. After we left Tokyo to continue our itinerary to other cities, he kept checking on how we are doing and texted which trains we should take, places we should visit, etc. We highly recommend Hiroshi to anyone who wants a fun, educational and stress-free experience!

Hiroshi:

Dear Lana Thank you very much for your great comment. While you are in Japan, no matter where you aree, you are my guest. It means it is my role to make sure you travel smoothly. As long as you have plesure, I am very happy. Please enjoy rest of days in Japan and if there is anything I can do to make your tour more enjoyable one, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Judy & Peter Judy Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ First time visit to Tokyo ”

Hiro is an excellent tour guide and we had a fabulous day taking in the history and culture of Japan. Hiro was very informative and he has a great sense of humour. His English is excellent. Hiro collected us from our hotel and navigated the complex subway system easily. We visited the Edo Museum, Imperial Palace East Garden and the Meiji Shrine. After a great day Hiro accompanied us back to the train station.

Hiroshi:

Dear Judy and Peter It was my great pleasure to be your guide. And thank you very much for your great evaluation. I am glad to know you understood Japanese culture and history. You are great couple like camphor trees in Meiji Shrine. I think you are now on the way to Narita airport and wish you to have great and enjoyable days in London. I hope I can see you again. Hiro

suzanne Suzanne United States ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Day trip from Yokohama ”

If you are looking for an alternative to a cruise ship tour, do not hesitate to hire Hiroshi. He is an excellent guide! We thoroughly enjoyed our trip from Yokohama to Tokyo. Hiroshi handled every detail for us and he provided insights and engaging conversation throughout the day. I learned so much from Hiroshi and really appreciated his careful planning and attention to detail. If you want to explore independently but are unsure of how to use public transportation, hire Hiroshi :)

Hiroshi:

Dear Suzanne Thank you very much for your review of my tour. As you enjoyed, I enjoyed a lot with you. As a guide,knowing the public transportation is a basic but an important element. I am sure you spent excellent time in your cruise. If you have chance to visit Japan again, I wish to be your guide again. Best regards Hiroshi

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