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Private Hakone - one day trip from Tokyo

10 hours
up to 6 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Private day trip to Hakone only for you and your group, starting from Tokyo. Surrounded by great nature with Mt.Fuji view, museums and hot springs, Hakone is one of the most popular destinations as a break from Tokyo. By using ”Odakyu Hakone Freepass”, we can enjoy various types of transportations such as Ropeway, Lake Ashi Boat Cruise, cable cars and Tozan Train(mountain tram) to get around.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Kaori.

  • Hakone Shrine
  • Lake Ashi Boat Cruise
  • Hakone Ropeway
  • Owakudani Valley (Volcanic activity and eat black shelled eggs) *temporally not accessible
  • Cable car + Hakone Tozan Train
  • One more spot to choose as your preferences.
  • (option) Hakone Checkpoint and hiking along old cedar promenade.
  • (option) Hakone Open Air Museum (Sculptures, Picasso Gallery, Foot-bath.)
  • (option) Hakone Art Museum (Art with beautiful moss garden. Green Tea. )
  • (option) Gora Park(French-style garden and traditional Japanese Tea Garden. )
  • (option) Onshi-Hakone Koen Park (Former Imperial villa site.)
  • (option) Onsen (hot springs) experience
  • (option) Odawara Castle

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What to Expect

Any arranges are possible.
・【Basic Plan】 by Romance Car with Hakone Freepass.
・【Shinkansen Plan】 for JR-pass holders, or those who want to try bullet trains.
・【Private Car Plan】 from/to Tokyo (10〜11H)
【Basic Plan】 with Hakone Freepass
〜8:00〜 Meet-up at your hotel in Tokyo. Move to Shinjuku station.

Take Romance Car from Shinjuku to Hakone-yumoto. (1h30m)
Take a rapid bus to Ashi Lake (20min)

Rest is flexible according to what you pick as one more spot.

- Ashi Lake Boat Cruise ①②
- Togendai (port of boat cruise / ropeway station / restaurant)
- Ropeway to Owakudani
- Owakudani (black shelled eggs / fast food & restaurants)←temporary not accessible due to volcano activity
- Cable car to Gora ③④
- Hakone Tozan Train ⑤
- Back to Hakone-yumoto ⑥⑦

( Spot options)
①Hakone Checkpoint and hiking
②Onshi-Hakone Koen Park
③Hakone Art Museum
④Gora Park
⑤Hakone Open Air Museum
⑥Onsen (hot springs) experience
⑦Odawara Castle

Flexible time: Take Romance Car from Hakone-yumoto to Shinjuku (1h30m)

Drop-off at your hotel in Tokyo or any designated place in the area.
(Drop-off point is arrangeable. If you're staying at hotel or ryokan in Hakone, I can drop-off there.)

【Shinkansen Plan】Try bullet train!
If you prefer Shinkansen or you want to use JR-Pass, Shinkansen is available.

〜8:00〜 Meet-up at your hotel in Tokyo. Move to Tokyo station (or Shinagawa).
Take Shinkansen to Odawara(30-40min)
Take Hakone Tozan Train to Hakone-yumoto (20min)

Sightseeing spots are same as basic plan.

On the way back,
Take Hakone Tozan Train from Hakone-yumoto to Odawara. (20min)
Take Shinkansen from Odawara to Tokyo or Shinagawa.(30-40min)

【Private Car Plan】 from/to Tokyo (10〜11H)
You can choose hired car arrangement. Check the cost on below "Inclusions & Exclusions".
*Hired car needs advanced booking at least 1 week prior to the tour date.

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Departure & Return

Depart From Tokyo
Starting time 08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel or preferred place in Tokyo
Ending Point At your hotel in Tokyo, or any designated place in the area

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up, hotel drop-off

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), food and drink (you and guide), entrance fee (you and guide)

Main fees:
【Basic Plan】By Romance Car total : ¥7,920 (per person)
Details: Hakone Freepass from Shinjuku (Valid for 2 days ・All inclusive ticket ) : Adult ¥5,700 / Children ¥1,500 (Includes : Odakyu Lines between Shinjuku and Odawara, buses, boat cruise, ropeway, cable car, Tozan Train in Hakone area)
Romance Car Express charge : adult ¥1,110 / Children ¥560 ×2 times
【Shinkansen Plan】With JR-pass ¥4,600, Without JR-pass ¥11,160 (per person)
Details : With JR-pass, Shinkansen ¥0 +Freepass ¥4,600
Without JR-pass, Shinkansen (Tokyo - Odawara) ¥3,280 ×2 (round trip) = ¥6,560
Hakone Freepass from Odawara (Valid for 2 days ・All inclusive ticket ) : Adult ¥4,600 / Children ¥1,000
【Private Car Plan 】from/to Tokyo (10〜11H) *Advanced booking required.
¥60,120(Sedan up to 4 people including guide.)
¥61,170(Wagon(ALPHARD) up to 6 people including guide)
¥72,120(Wagon(HIACE) up to 9 people including guide)

*Highway tolls, parking lot fees, admission fees are to be paid separately.
Estimate Highway tolls : Metropolitan ¥1,320+Highway ¥2,040 (one way)×2 times=¥6,720

+Transportation fee at the destination : ¥2,690 per person
(Tozan train, cable car, one section of ropeway, pirates boat)


●If tour starts/ends outside Tokyo
My tours basically start from Tokyo and end at Tokyo. If starts/ends outside Tokyo, I need to ask the clients to cover my transportation fee to/from Tokyo. Thank you for understanding.

●About Car Use in Japan
Guide fee doesn't include hired cars and transportation fee. Tour guides are not allowed to use their own cars by national regulation. Only drivers with certain certification with specially registered cars for business use can offer paid transportations in Japan. If you want hired cars, you need to pay for hired cars besides guide fee. Sorry for inconvenience.

●Volcanic activity level has been raised to level 2 (the second lowest) since the end of May, 2019. Thus, Owakudani is not accessible, and Hakone ropeway is off-operation at the present. The'rey offering alternative bus transfers, so round-trip around Hanone is still possible.

- I recommend that you take this tour on weekdays to avoid congestions if you can.
- Please understand it takes at least 1 hour to get to Hakone, and congestions might affect our itinerary.

- Important【Volcanic gas warning for people with diseases.】
Owakudani is a popular tourist site with volcanic activities. But for those people who have Heart diseases, Asthma, Respiratory diseases and other health prpblems are not supposed to use ropeway between Ubako and Sounzan (including Owakudani) . If your group have someone with health problems, please let me know in advance.

- We can enjoy the view of Mt.Fuji from many places in Hakone if the weather permits. Visibility is highly dependent on the weather and the season. →check F&Q

- In case of extremely bad weather such as heavy rain, strong winds, storm, foggy and snow, the ropeways and Ashi Lake Boat Cruise might either be suspended or unable to operate as scheduled. Please understand that we'll take alternative transportations instead in the emergency. read more

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I see Mt.Fuji from Hakone?

Yes. If the weather permits, you can enjoy Mt.Fuji from a lot of places in Hakone. Visibility of Mt.Fuji is highly dependent on the weather and the season.

- Visibility throughout the year is about 40% for completely and 58% for partly according to research.
- Visibility is higher in the mooring than in the afternoon, as fog comes out as the temperature goes up.
- Visibility is higher in winter than in summer as the air is clearer.
- The best visibility : October〜February. The least : June 〜August.

Which is better for Mt.Fuji, Hakone or Kawaguchi-ko?

Hakone and Kawaguchi-ko Lake are both nice Mt.Fuji viewing spots. If you want to see big Mt.Fuji, I recommend Kawaguchi-ko Lake, cause it's nearer and bigger. Also if you're photo lover and want to shoot lake reflections of Mt.Fuji, the Fuji Five Lakes is place to go.
→Check my tour for Mt.Fuji (Kawaguchi-ko)

From Hakone, you can enjoy Mt.Fuji view if weather permits, but smaller than one from Kawaguchi-ko Lake. You can enjoy unique volcanic site of Owakudani and deep mountain nature with famous hot springs. Transportations around Hakone such as ropeways, cable cars, mountain trains are fun to experience.

Can I do both Hakone and Kawguchiko in a day?

Basically Hakone and Kawaguchi-ko sightseeing takes a day trip each. The distance between them is about 50km, but takes more than you expect, because Hakone is very mountainous, then roads are narrow and often has traffic congestions. So, doing both in a day is not so recommended, but it's possible if you take a hired taxi or van for a whole day from/to Tokyo.

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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Reviews ( 43 )
4.9 (43) Reviews
Very Good
Kate Kate Australia ( Family )
6 days ago

“ Thoughtful and great company ”

We spent a full day with Kaori on a day trip to Hakone from Tokyo. There were four of us, including my elderly parents. My mother has a walking stick, and my father has diabetes, so we had some special requirements, including a need to be flexible if anyone got too tired. Added into that were the complexities of closures due to typhoon and volcanic activity. Kaori took ALL of this in her stride, and with incredible attentiveness and generosity, made sure we had a full day that was enjoyable for everyone, with absolutely zero stress. Thanks Kaori for a magical day that will be long remembered as a highlight of our trip!


Thank you for your heartwarming review, Kate-san. It was a beautiful autumn day. We couldn't expect more than today with perfect Mt.Fuji with snow cap throughout the day. I appreciate that you let me have shared this wonderful day together with your family. Your family is such a bright beautiful family, caring each other, joking each other and enjoying life the fullest. I was happy to be part of your trip. I'm also so happy to hear you had zero stress during the tour. That's the best honor for me as tour guide! Great to meet experts of Japan like you. Keep enjoying rest of your travel. Say thank you to all. Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Lynne Lynne Canada ( Family )
1 week ago

“ Busy two days seeing highlights of Tokyo ”

My husband and daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed spending two days in Tokyo with Kaori, who was extremely pleasant, agreeable, low key and helpful. We had an ambitious agenda but Kaori got us smoothly around town by foot and transit and helped us get our bullet train tickets for later travel. She had learned about the opening of an observation tower near Shabuya crossing and suggested we modify our itinerary to include that, which was a great suggestion. It was a pleasure to have Kaori as our guide and we would recommend her. She organized things so we could walk between a lot of sites thereby getting to see things as we walked.


Thank you for the warmest review on me, Lynne-san. I truly appreciate your kindness for taking time even when you're still on holiday. It was really honor and a big pleasure for me to have you as my guests by being introduced by someone I guided in the past. You requested mixture of musts and local in a limited time. I'm glad we could make it as much as possible thanks to your being good walkers. And I'm happy to see you enjoyed newly opened Shibuya Sky observation, which now I feel the best open-air observatory in Tokyo. Please say hello and love to Skee-san family when you meet them. Keep enjoying your rest of your stay! Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Fabíola Fabíola Brazil ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Perfect Day in Tokyo ”

From the start of our day to the end, Kaori was terrific! She was right on time and off we went. Kaori has a wonderful manner that made us very comfortable. She was extremely knowledgeable of every site we visited throughout the entire day and gave us options as we continued our journey through Tokyo. She found a very small restaurant, for lunch, where the food was tasty, the service great, and the atmosphere cozy. By the end of the day, we felt like we made a friend in Kaori. We HIGHLY recommend Kaori to anyone who wants a more personalized tour of Tokyo.


Thank you for wonderful review while you're still on your holiday, Fabiola-san. We've been through many messages prior to our tour day. So, I didn't feel we met each other first time when I met you in the morning. Thank you for beautiful present you brought all the way to Japan for me, especially, please say special thanks to your beautiful daughters. I love them! I'm happy to hear you felt comfortable during tour. It was also my pleasure to take you to the off-the beaten spots. I'm looking forward to meeting you again when you come back to Tokyo. See you in 2 weeks. Enjoy your trip the fullest until then! Kaori

Anna Anna United States ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ A fabulous day with a great tour guide ”

As soon as we connected via emails it became clear that it is very easy to communicate with Kaori. She read my emails and replied very timely, right away. Provided details and answered all my specific questions clearly and concisely. It was a pleasure to spend a day with Kaori. She is very considered. She has a very good command of English. We spent several hours together and Kaoti always made us feel comfortable. She gave enough interesting information and also let us just soak in the beauty around us. Our big thanks for a wonderful experience.


Thank you for wonderful review, Anna-san. As we talked about our Hakone tour plan a lot on TripleLights message ahead of tour day, I didn't feel we met each other first time when we met in the morning of tour day. It was perfect sunny day with blue sky for Open Air Museum and other museum and park, which you enjoyed the fullest. I felt happy to see you're enjoying every moment in Hakone. I'm truly looking forward to seeing you again and guiding your friends and relatives in the future. Thanks again for a beautiful day! Hugs and Kisses, Kaori

Sunil Sunil Oman ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ Great guide ”

Kaori is a great guide and knows answers to many of tourists querries, also she is flexible and able to change things at short notice. Is fully conversant on the key attractions in Tokyo area, and was able to book a great 12 course traditional japanese dinner, that highlighted the best of Japanese cuisine, Very energetic and cheerful person to go along with,


Thank you so much for great review and comment, Sunil-san. These kindest words encourage me a lot as a guide. And I really appreciate your kindness and generosity that you let me have shared special Kaiseki dinner as a part of your family. It's the most honorable to be treated as family. The dinner was so beautiful and time with your family was so precious. I loved to talk with your two lovely daughters and their smiles. Say thank you to all. Hugs and Kisses, Kaori

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