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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)
  • Cable car + Hakone Tozan Train (Tozan train is suspended due to typhoon damage)
  • 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 (pier of boat cruise / ropeway station / restaurant)
- Ropeway to Owakudani
- Owakudani (black shelled eggs / fast food & restaurants)
- Cable car to Gora ③④
- Hakone Tozan Train ⑤ (*temporarily suspended)
- 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.

●Tozan train between Hakone-yumoto and Gora has beeb suspended due to typhoon damage since Sep 2019. Substitute bus route is offered instead. To avoid waiting for buses, taxi is recommended.

- 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 ( 49 )
4.9 (49) Reviews
Very Good
Marilu Marilu United States ( Family with kids )
2 days ago

“ Long Lay over trip ”

Kaori was great guide. Very organized.


Thank you for giving me an excellent review, Marilu-san. I'm glad I could offer an unique tour for your 15 hours' lay over in Tokyo with some interesting Japanese experiences. Looking forward to next opportunity and spending more time together! Hugs and Kisses, Kaori

angelica Angelica United States ( Family with kids )
4 days ago

“ Tokyo, We’ll be coming back very soon !!!! ”

My daughter and I had a very enjoyable visit thanks to Kaori-San. She made last minute adjustment so it suits our taste. Her attention to detail, caring nature made our time in Tokyo fun and hassle free. On top of all this, she is an externe photographer! Thank you so much Kaori-San 😘


Thank you for the excellent review, Angelica-san. How wonderful to hear you're coming back to Japan very soon. Also happy that you loved the photos I took for you. I've got touch with photos thanks to my husband who is a professional photographer. Now I found out this helps a lot as a guide to make people happy. Looking forward to seeing you and your daughter again and enjoying sushi next time with your husband and son! Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Adrienne Adrienne United States ( Family with kids )
1 week ago

“ Best way to learn about Tokyo! ”

Our experience with Kaori was more than five stars! Ten stars for Kaori! She gave us a perfect day of information, sights, delicious lunch, beautiful gardens, temple and shrine, and boat ride. Kaori is full of knowledge and answered our questions with wonderful detail. We felt sad for the day to end. Thank you Kaori! We will always remember you and our tour.


Thank you for ten stars! Adrienne san. I'm glad we had a really beautiful day together. It was wonderful to meet your family including your bright daughter and son. This encounter was truly memorable for me, and felt same as you to end the day. I cannot help praying for your family's happiness and good health. Take care and keep enjoying your rest of your stay! Thanks again. Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Johanna Johanna Finland ( Solo )
3 weeks ago

“ Wonderful day ”

Kaori was a wonderful guide. I really enjoyed the day exploring Harajuku and Shibuya. She really made sure to fulfill my wishes for the day and this customized tour was absolutely perfect.


Thank you for the kindest comment on me and my tour, Johanna-san. I’m really happy that I could make your wishes come true during our day. It was also a lot fun for me to explore together and chat with you. Looking forward to your coming back to Japan next year and another adventure! Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Trina Trina Singapore ( Family with kids )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Day trip to Kawaguchiko and Mount Fuji ”

Kaori was very well-organised and thoughtful. She took care of all the details and was flexible to adapt to our sudden change of requirements which can happen when you are travelling with a young kid. She was also very well-informed and took pains to explain in detail the history and cultural details of the sights. It was a pity that the wind cave was closed that day but she was able to recommend alternatives. A lovely day with gorgeous views of Mount Fuji


Thank you for a good review on me and my tour, Trina-san. We've got a big lucky to enjoy the beauty of Mt.Fuji whole day! I'm impressed how well your 10 year-old son was listening to both of parents. Only one thing sorry about was wind cave closed temporary due to inspection. I wish we could try Ice Cave or Bat Cave, which your son and husband didn't want to as too adventurous. Glad we could enjoy folk village instead with perfect Mt.Fuji view. Thank you for choosing me as your tour guide for wonderful Mt.Fuji tour. Hugs and kisses, Kaori

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