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Hakone: The wonderful world

by Hiroshi
(20) Reviews
8h $ 294 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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294.40 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person.
$ 27.60
Extra hour.
$ 32.20

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.

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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 ( 20 )
Sarah Sarah United Kingdom ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Three excellent tours with a very well informed guide ”

We spent three fantastic days with Hiroshi exploring contemporary and traditional Japanese culture and visiting Hakone. He was a well informed, interesting and engaging guide who was happy to answer all our random questions about life in Japan. Hiroshi was very organised and made sure that we saw lots of different places in the days we spent with him. He was also invaluable in the run up to the trip, giving us advice on money, travel arrangements and places to visit. I would wholeheartedly recommend Hiroshi as a guide.

Hiroshi:

Dear Sarah Thank you very much for your great review. I am very happy to find you spent good time with me. It was my first time to have a kid as my customer. The happiest thing for me was to see Pat's smile in any places. I hope my guiding supported him to know about Japan as well as you. Please make another chance to visit Japan and to meet again.

Julia Julia United States ( Solo )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Great tour ”

Hiroshima is very knowledgeable with a good sense of humor. He met me on time and took me to see exactly what I wanted to see. His command of English is very good. I highly recommend him.

Hiroshi:

Dear Julia Thank you very much for your quick review. I am very glad to know you enjoyed my tour. Through our conversation beforehand, I was able to choosr suitable places for you. Please enjoy your cruise and back to your home safely. If you have another chance to visit Japan, I wish to be your guide with more knowledge and experience. Thank you again and best regards Hiroshi

Roline Roline United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Tokyo in a day and half! ”

Mr Hiro was a great guide. We enjoyed his itineraries and his company. We packed in a great deal and asked many questions. He was patient and very informative.. I do not think we could have bettered our choice of Hiro-san

Hiroshi:

Dear Roline Thank you very much for your evaluation. I enioyed a tour with you for one and half day. Tokyo is an exciting town and a lot of places enchant many tourists. I hope I can be your guide again. Best regards Hiroshi

Martin Martin Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Perfect Day in Tokyo ”

Hiroshi outlined a plan for a day in Tokyo along the lines of our suggestions. He managed this perfectly and kept to the plan admirably. He was sensitive to our personal needs as well as answering all our questions in depth and with good humour. His English was excellent to the point that we did not notice he was Japanese. Hiroshi’s knowledge of Japanese history was first class, right through the Shogun era and modern times. We would commend him to you as a great guide with complete confidence. Martin and Robyn Johnson Sydney, Australia

Hiroshi:

Dear Martin and Robyn I am very happy to find you enjoyed a day in Tokyo with me. And thank you very much for very positive review about my guideing. If you have another chance to come to Japan, I am very please to spend time with you. Hope you will have great time in Australia. Best regards Hiroshi

Meredith Meredith Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Very Professional Tour Guide in Tokyo ”

We had an interesting and very worthwhile day touring with Hiroshi in Tokyo. Hiroshi was very enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about the variety of sites that he chose for us to visit and we were very appreciative of his kind attention.

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