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Hakone: The wonderful world

by Hiroshi
(10) Reviews
8h $ 267 Price up to 4 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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267.00 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

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 4 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?

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 ( 10 )
suzanne Suzanne United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month 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

Sharon Sharon United Kingdom ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ First visit to Tokyo ”

We were a group of four and we all thoroughly enjoyed our day with Hiroshi, visiting the Meiji Shrine, the temple in Azakusa and the Edo Museum. Hiroshi was so knowledgeable and this made our day so much more interesting. The weather was rather wet and he suggested visiting the Edo Museum to learn more about the Edo era, rather than an outside visit. This was an excellent way to learn about this period of time and we all felt that we had learnt so much about Japanese culture and the development of Tokyo. Hiroshi was so helpful prior to our visit , with lots of information about places we are to visit and this has made our holiday in Japan so enjoyable. Would recommend Hiroshi to anyone looking for an interesting visit to major sites in Tokyo. Thank you from us all.

Hiroshi:

Dear Sharon Thank you vefy much for your review of our tour yesterday. Sincce you appointed me as your guide, I tried to make your jouney to Japan enjoyable one. Therefore when I met all of you at the hotel, I felt like reunion of friends for long time. I am very happy by knowing you enjoyed a day with me. I hope you will enjoy cruise tour arou d Japan stzrting today.If you nsed any help, please do not hesitate to make contact me. It will be my great pleasure to help you. Best regards Hiroshi

Jani Jani Finland ( Friends )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Tokyo evening tour for Cruise ship passengers ”

Hiroshi was very frendly, polite and very good English. Our cruise arrive afternoon to Yokohama and we had quite limited time that evening. We meet Hiro after ship shuttle bus transportation to Sakuragi-cho station. He quickly guided our small group through public transportation adventure in Tokyo area. Three locations, Metropolitan government office building observation deck in Shinjuku, Shibuya famous street crossing and sunset time Roppongi Hills before return to Yokohama and to the ship.

Hiroshi:

Dear Jani. Thank you for your very positive review comment. Yes, it was a short trip but I am glad you enjiyed it. Please come to Japan again with longer time. I wish to be your guide again. Thank yiu and best regards Hiro

Cheryll Cheryll United Kingdom ( Friends )
Very Good
6 months ago

“ Tokyo tour ”

Hiroshi was an excellent guide and was well prepared. He was very friendly and very good English. The tour was informative and entertaining.

Hiroshi:

Dear Cheryll Thank you for your review about my tour. If you have anotner chance to visit Japan, I would like to offer my service again. Best regards Hiroshi

Jim and Marilyn Jim United States ( Couple )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Outstanding custom tour of Tokyo ”

We are so happy we chose Hiroshi for our tour of Tokyo. We were on a Millenium cruise of Japan and decided the ship’s excursion didn’t match our wish list. Hiroshi met us at the dock in Yokohama and traveled with us by train and metro to Tokyo. That morning Tokyo had heavy showers, so he instantly altered our agenda to go to two very interesting museums, one on Sumo wrestling and the other on Edo-Tokyo. When the rain stopped at noon and we resumed our agenda. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch in a traditional restaurant, free of tourists. Tokyo’s metro system is huge, modern and a wonderfully efficient way to see Tokyo, but it is complex and we were so happy to have Hiroshi lead the way. He is fun, has a great sense of humor, and gave great insight into the culture and history. He ... read more

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