Hakone is a volcanic mountain and onsen hot spring resort about 1 hour from Tokyo, en route to Kyoto. It is efficient to travel around the Lake Ashi, Hakone Shrine, volcanic fumarole, museums and historical sites using a Hakone Free Pass. If there is any particular place you wish to visit, please let your guide know your request!
Feel free to personalize this offer with Fumie.
Although I already have a rough framework of your itinerary, it will be completed by your inputs of your interests and preferences. We cannot cover everything in the "highlights" section in the 7 hour-tour (I have to ask you to make choices), but your guide has some other options and ideas to make your tour pleasant and fruitful.
guide fee, hotel pick-up in Hakone area
transportation fee (you and guide): ¥4600 for Hakone Free Pass per person from Odawara (¥5700 from Shinjuku), lunch, admission fees (¥1300 for Narukawa Art Museum
¥1600 for Open-Air Museum
¥500 for Hakone Checkpoint), transportation fare of the guide to the meeting point (About ¥2000 to and from Hakone-Yumoto for example)
The guide lives near Hakone and Odawara, and the tour basically starts from these areas. Please ask the guide for availability if you wish to have a hotel pick-up service from Tokyo or elsewhere.
View of Mt. Fuji and some of the ride attractions depend on weather, and the latter is also affected by intensity of volcanic activity.
Customers with cardiac and respiratory diseases are not advised to take the aerial gondola over the Owakudani Valley (fumarole field). Please consult the guide for an alternative plan.
If you are staying at a hotel near Shinjuku, you may want to use Odakyu Romancecar, which you can ride using a Hakone Free Pass from Shinjuku to Hakone-Yumoto, by paying additional express charge of ¥1090.
If you have a JR Pass, or staying at a hotel near Tokyo or Shinagawa station, Shinkansen bullet train to Odawara may be fast and convenient.
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Our journey to Hakone was a great one. We had 13 people in our troop with kids, seniors, adults etc. She managed the group very well, helped all of us stay on time and made sure that we covered all things that were discussed when the booking was made. The original ropeway was closed for volcanic activity and she was very efficient in changing our itenary so that we could still do an alternate ropeway and enjoy the same things that we had originally planned for. I will totally recommend anyone to appoint Fumie as their guide. Thanks again Fumie.
Thank you, Deepa-san, for letting me help your extended-family trip. I hope you enjoyed the trip as much as to make you want to come back to Japan sometime in the future. I hope you and your big family will be happy and prosperous as ever.
Fumie planned a most delightful day for our group of 10. She went to great lengths before and during our tour to ensure there was something for everyone. We exchanged several messages and she integrated all of the info i gave her about the ages and personalities of our group members into an inpeccably planned customized experience. She even took on connecting us with charter bus company. I cant sufficiently express our gratitude - the day was perfect.
Hi Paul-san. Thank you so much for very quick and good review. You were a fantastic leader of your team. Mt. Fuji even smiled to you despite rainy/cloudy weather forecast. I wish every one of you good luck during the rest of your trip and life ahead!
3 senior couples had an amazing day with Fumie while our ship was in Shimizu. We had the perfect view of Mt. Fuji from Lake Tanuki. We were amazed at the beauty of Shiraito no Taki Waterfalls and Otodome no Taki Waterfalls. Fumie guided us through the Sengentaisha Shrine and our final destination was the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Center. Fumie is very charming, proud of her county, speaks excellent English and knows the perfect angles for the perfect photographs. Thanks Fumie for a great day.
Thank you, Claudia-san, for taking your time to write such a superb comment on me. You have a great family and friends! I wish continued good health and happiness to you all!
Fumie help us a lot initially to prepare our plan for the day in Hakone. She was very detailed and efficient. We did a lot in one day and visited every point planed. Fumie was very attentive to our needs and help us a lot. Her English is wonderful!
Thank you so much for your great review. It was a little hectic but I hope you enjoyed our excursion in Hakone. There are a lot to see and enjoy in Japan and I hope you will have a chance to come back one day.
My colleague and I spent a wonderful day with Fumie who designed a custom tour based on our interest in spending time at zen temples, walking outdoors, seeing early Cherry Blossoms 🌸 and learning about the history of Kamakura. She was responsive to emails and sent us helpful information in advance (transportation, itinerary options), she picked a wonderful restaurant that caters to my vegan plant based 🌱 diet yet offers traditional Japanese food and found us tasty vegan Sakura Mochi at a local confectionary. Her English is excellent; she is fit to guide day hikers (we walked >8 miles and took 88 flights of stairs while visiting temples). Overall a wonderful experience for which we are grateful.
Thank you for taking your time to write a review on me, and good one! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the time we spent together. I am wishing you the best.