Within two hours away from Tokyo by train, we arrive at one of Japan’s best-known tourist areas. We will take either a Shinkansen from Tokyo or the Odakyu Limited Express train from Shinjuku to Hakone. At Hakone you can enjoy various rides including the ropeway, cable car, and cruise ship. Hakone is a great place to explore history, culture and the beauty of nature throughout the year.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Takeshi.
Hakone is one of the most popular destinations among Japanese and international tourists looking for a break from Tokyo. In this tour, we will enjoy the view of Hakone from different viewpoints: from the sky-high gondola of the Hakone Ropeway, the Hakone Sightseeing Cruise ship, and from the Hakone Tozan Railway. We will also explore the history of Hakone by visiting the Hakone Checkpoint, Hakone Shrine and walking through a cedar tree avenue along the historic Tokaido Road.
This is an example itinerary of the tour. However, arrangements are possible according to your requests. Please let me know in advance of any specific requests.
（An example itinerary）
8:00 Meet at your hotel in Tokyo
11:00 Owakudani Valley (using the cable car and the rope way)
12:00 Lake Ashi. (get on the sightseeing ship from Togendai to Hakonemachi)
14:00 Hakone Sekisho (Check Point Exhibition )
Cedar tree Avenue
15:00 Hakone Jinja Shrine
17:00 Hakone Yumoto
18:00 Odawara station
At Hakone Yumoto or JR Odawara station, the tour will end, but I will help you buy a ticket to Tokyo.
Also, if you go back to Tokyo, I will be able to get on the same train to Tokyo.
1.transportation fare (customer and guide)
from Shinjuku (Odakyu free pass): JPY6030/person
from Tokyo (JR Shinkansen+Hakone free pass): JPY10440/person
2.admission fee (customer and guide)
Hakone checkpoint: JPY500/person
There may be changes in the itinerary depending on the weather and traffic conditions.
It is recommended to wear comfortable clothes for walking.
The view of Mt. Fuji will depend on the weather.
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.
We had an excellent day with Takeshi taking us to a wonderful restaurant after our trip to the snow monkey park. He had called ahead to the park and let us know that there were no monkeys on that day to let us decide if we still wanted to go. We did, but that was an great touch that managed our expectations. We would definitely use Takeshi again if we were in the area.
Thank you for your comments. Please come back to visit Nagano again in the future. I hope you can see the monkeys next time. Nice meeting with you.
Worked as a tour operator with him. Perfect. Professional. Good time keeper. Knowledgeable. Highly recommended. 😎😎😎
Thank you for your review. I am glad to see guests enjoyed the autumn in Japan.
Takeshi felt like a friend from the very moment he met us in Nagano. He was informative and warm and kind and accommodating. Our time with him in Nagano and Matsumoto were very special.
Thank you for your review. Worried about the typhoon, but I am happy I could show the beautiful nature of Nagano.
Great guide! Very organized, friendly, knowledgeable, easy to talk with.
Jeff-san, I am glad I could guide you the main sightseeing spots in Central Japan. Hope to see you again. Best regards to your family.
Takeshi helped us to enjoy a fabulous day in Nagano with a very special visit to the Snow Monkeys. He was incredibly helpful in adapting to our needs and paced the day perfectly, always checking if we were ok with any small changes or recommendations. As well as the snow Monkey trip, we also visited the Zenkoji Temple which was stunning. Hint.... be there on the hour to hear the Monk ringing the shrine Bell that was also used in the Nagano winter Olympic opening ceremony. Takeshi has very good English skills, and we had no problem chatting with him at length about many topics. We had a truly memorable day and would highly recommend him to any prospective clients
Thank you for your review. I am glad you liked the tour. It was interesting to see mother monkeys with newborn babies. Hope to see you again.