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Hakone: The wonderful world


Hakone
8 Hours
up to 5 people
English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

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.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Hiroshi.

  • Hakone shrine

    This shrine was built middle of 8th century and nice place to walk around. The path way to the shrine is covered by big cider trees and it is cool even during hot summer time.

  • Lake Ashi and cruising

    Lake Ashi was created by eruption of volcano about 3100 years ago and is never be frozen even in winter. You can enjoy smooth 30 minutes cruise on the lake and if the weather is good, you can see Mt.Fuji from the cruise ship

  • Rope-way (excursion in the air)

    Rope-way (cable car) is operated between To-gendai and So-unzan. At the middle of the route, you have to change the ride at Owakudani. You can enjoy nice excursion in the air and nice view of Mt.Fuji. Also, it runs over volcanic valley and view is magnificent.

  • Owakudani - seeing volcanic activity and eat black-shell egg

    This is one of the hi-lights of Hakone sightseeing. This is a valley where you can see actural volcanic activity and smell surfur.

  • Open air museum if we have time

    This museum is unique to display most of art work in open air. We can walk in a garden and along to paths, you can enjoy many sculptures. Also it has a special building to display Picasso's work.

  • Hakone Yosegi-zaiku National certified craft-man shop.

    We learn how to make a wood combination pattern from real producer. Items he produces are sold only in Hakone area. It is impressive to learn how to make wood combination.

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Departure & Return

Depart From Odawara-station or Hakone-Yumoto station
Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
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

Inclusions & Exclusions

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 ¥4600. This ticket cover all transportation from Odawara to Hakone area including bus, train, pirate ship, cable car and rope-way.
Cost from guide's home to Odawara station is 2800 yen for round trip.

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

Cancellation Policy

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

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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Reviews ( 32 )
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Mick Mick United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Marvelous ”

Hiroshi was just the best guide. We saw fascinating places and had amazing unexpected experiences . Thanks Hiroshi

Hiroshi:

Thank you for youe very good review. I enjoyed a lot with you I hope you will have good time in Naoshima. If you need any help, please contact me. I will try to help you. Best regards

Fadi Fadi Japan
Excellent
7 months ago

“ One day guidance in Tokyo ”

Hiroshi did a great job guiding us in Tokyo. He was very attentive to our needs given that we had a 1 year old baby with us and we had already seen many of Tokyo's attractions before meeting Hiroshi. He carefully chose the pending top spots and gave us a great experience explaining the history and context behind each location. Hiroshi is also very friendly and easy going with a nice sense of humor; my wife and I were very happy to have met him. Thank you Hiroshi.

Hiroshi:

Dear Fadi Thank you very much for the gtest review. I enjoyed being with your family. I was wondering how you spent on Jan 1 which is really a special day for Jaoanese. There are many other places to visit in Japan and hope to be your guide in future. Thank you again and best regards Hiroshi

Susan Susan Japan
Very Good
8 months ago

“ Wonderful day bad ending ”

Hiroshi is a very nice man and very good at what he does. We had a lovely day in the Hakone area , on one of the most beautiful days. Hiroshi was very patient and fair , when the forecast was bad, he rescheduled our tour for a better day. We really appreciated that. We understood that we would pay for his travel In Hakone, but did not expect any other surprise expenses. In fact I emailed Hiroshi to ask what was not covered in his fee , weeks before the trip. I was very clear that I did not want any surprise expenses. He told me there was the ticket in Hakone to pay for and that my passo card could not be used there. As we said good bye in the train station we were suddenly asked for his travel going to meet us in Yokohama and his trip home from Yokohama. We were surprised and felt t... read more

Hiroshi:

Susan Thank you for your revieew. But did you see voucher of the tour? If you see it, you will find clearly that my transportation cost 7,524 yen was NOT included in the tour price you paid to Triplelights. What I learn from you is I should remind the cost before the tour.

DAVID DAVID United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Afternoon and evening in Tokyo ”

Hiroshi made great use of out limited cruise shore time, In an afternoon and evening he enabled us to experience modern, historical, cultural and aethestic aspects of the city leaving us so we left having felt we had been throgh an informed imersive day. He is a charming and likeable guide and we are most grateful for the good time we had with him.

Hiroshi:

Dear David Thank you very much for writing a good review about thr tour. I enjoyed a lot with you and your wife. Your interest to our culture helped me to search places which you may satisfy. As I mentioned Nezu art museum is a not big museum. However I like the place very much because of real Japanese atmosphere which the museum has. Please make another chance to come to Japan and I wish to be your guide again to show more of Japan. Best regards Hiroshi

Eric Eric United States ( Couple )
Excellent
8 months ago

“ Our first exposure to Japan ”

Hiroshi was a terrific guide for our first two days of exposure to Japan, guiding us around the first timer must see locations in Tokyo the first day, and Kamakura the second day. His English was excellent. We had no issues with communicatiuon in either direction. Both days were fast paced, nine hours the first, and seven hours the second, so we fit a lot in. He was thouroghly knowledgeable about both cities, and Japan in general, so our constant conversation and discussion went from history, to culture, to politics, both old and new, and any and every subject between - very enlightening. Hiroshi was a delightful guide, bright, sharing, and good humor. He made our days a joy.

Hiroshi:

Dear Eric Thank you very much for your great comment. I think you had fantastic time in the cruise and back to your home safely. As I mentioned in the tour, I enjoyed the time with you a lot. You, your wife and your friends are wonderful persons and wish to see you again. You may spend wonderful holiday seasons. Best regards Hiroshi

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