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Best Memories of Hakone

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Hakone is very popular place for one day trip from Tokyo. We will take the Shinkansen from Tokyo to Odawara and a mountain train, a ropeway and cruise Lake Ashi by the Pirate ship to enjoy her various scenery. Hakone is famous for hot spring public baths, you can try one if you want. If the weather is fine, you can see the magnificent view of Mt. Fuji from several places.

Hakone Tour Guide - Yuki K.
Yuki K.
4.77 / 5
(351 reviews)
08:30 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel

- I will meet you near the reception. I will show your name on my iPad.

The following is a standard plan with optional places you can choose. There also shown approximate time duration.

08:30 AM

At your hotel

I will pick you up near the reception.

09:30 AM

9:30-10:00 AM: Transportation from Tokyo or Shinjuku station

Transportation: Taking the Shinkansen from Tokyo to Odawara which runs about 250 Km/h (Discount return ticket with 4600 JPY for an adult, you can use JR pass.) It is very impressive to observe other express Shinkansen passing by at Odawara station. If you are staying near Shinjuku station and not interested in taking the Shinkansen, I would recommend the Romance car from Shinjuku station. This express train is not so rapid, but you can save the time to go to Tokyo station.

10:30 AM

10:30-11:30 AM: Transportation from Odawara to Lake Ashi

Transportation: Taking a train and a bus to Lake Ashi to view Mt. Fuji as early as possible when it is clear (Hakone Free Pass with 5,000 JPY for adult, 1,000 for child under 13. We will take the mountain train in our return trip.)

11:30 AM

11:30-12:30 PM Hakone Shrine

Hakone Shrine; We will walk to the Hakone Shrine, which was established in 757. You can see the Torii gate for peace on the lake and the sanctuary of the nine headed dragon which used to suffer people.

12:30 PM

12:30-13:20 PM: Lunch

Lunch; I will take you to my favorite Japanese restaurant where you can eat Tempura, Japanese noodle, Katsudon, etc. (about 2,000 JPY per person).

01:00 PM

13:20-13:50 PM: Cruising Lake Ashi

Cruising Lake Ashi; We will take the popular pirate ship (Included in Hakone Free Pass).

14:00-16:00 PM: You can choose one place from Options #A to #E shown below. You can find pictures of these places by clicking (>) in the left window.

02:00 PM

Option#A. Gora park after Owakudani volcano by the ropeway

Admission is included in Hakone Free Pass. You can take a powdered tea in an authentic tea room with 700 JPY.

02:00 PM

Option#B. Hakone Open Air Museum after Owakudani volcano by the ropeway

Hakone Open Air Museum; Many unique sculptures and Picasso Gallery. Admission fee: 1,400 JPY, Guide: free

02:00 PM

Option#C. Hakone Museum after Owakudani volcano by the ropeway

Hakone Museum; Popular for autumn leaves, Entrance fee: 900 JYP

02:00 PM

Option#D. Hakone Glass Museum

Hakone Glass Museum; Admission fee: 1400 JPY, Guide: free, good place when you cannot see Mt. Fuji

02:00 PM

Option#E. Pola Museum of Art

Pola Museum of Art; Admission fee 1,600 JPY, Guide: 800 JPY, Oil Paintings of Impressionists in its beautiful facilities

04:00 PM

16:00-18:30 PM: Return to your hotel by a bus and the Shinkansen

06:30 PM

At your hotel

End of the tour

Special orders : You can order the following places #1 to #5

I will offer you a modified plan with necessary trade offs/ additional charge. You can find pictures of these places by clicking (>) in the left window.

Special#1. Narukawa Art Museum with good view of Mt. Fuji and fine Japanese paintings .

Narukawa Art Museum; Admission fee: 1,200 JPY, Guide: free, good place to view Mt. Fuji

Special#2. Old Tokaido road walking

Old Tokaido road; 30 min walk, Admission free

Special#3. Taking a hot spring bath at Hakone Yumoto

Public outdoor bath:2,000 JPY or Private indoor bath :2,000-3,000 JPY per bathroom per 40 min.+2,000 per person.

They have a private bath with 3,000 JPY/40min+2,200 per person for a family.

If you have a large tattoo, you may not be allowed to enter.

If your tattoo is small, you can cover it up.

Special#4.Taking a hot spring bath at Ubako

Hot spring bath at Ubako; On a clear day, you can see Mt. Fuji from the Public outdoor bath:1,600 JPY. They don't have a private one.)

Special#5. Mishima Sky Walk

Mishima Sky Walk; It's a 400m long suspension bridge with the view of Mt. Fuji, the longest walk bridge in Japan. It's a new attraction.


Ending Point

At your hotel

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Guide fee

Hotel pick up near Tokyo

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What‘s not included

Transportation fee of you and the guide. (about 10,000 JPN/person, including the cruising)

Lunch fee of about 2000 JPN (you and the guide)

Hotel pickup within Hakone, I can pick you up at your hotel in Hakone if you pay me extra 10,000 JPY during the tour as I live about 3 hours away from there.

Tour Important Information

1. View of Mt. Fuji; The possibility of viewing Mt Fuji depends on the season, more than 60% in winter while less than 20% in summer. But there are other interesting places in Hakone such as cruising Lake Ashi and Open Air Museum.

2. Transportations; I usually take public transportations but I can arrange a chartered taxi from Odawara if you want. It will cost about 40,000 JPY per five hours up to 4 persons including me.

3. Congestion of transportations; Hakone will be very crowded during the first week of May (Golden week holidays) and weekend days of November (Autumn color season). But I will choose the most efficient and comfortable way.

4. Suspension of the Ropeway; The ropeway to Owakudani is sometimes closed when the sulfur gas concentration of the area exceeds 0.2ppm or during severe weather conditions. In the case of suspension, I would recommend you to visit the Venetian Glass Museum by a bus.

- The tour guide is not available on Monday.

- Please, send a direct message to the tour guide for confirming the availability before booking

Not available on Mondays.

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Hakone Tour Reviews

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Mike R.

5 / 5
Apr 30, 2024

Tokyo tour à la carte

Tokyo
6 hours

Excellent Tour

Yuki was an excellent tour guide. He communicated with us before our tour to set up what we wanted to visit and also gave us advice on getting train cards at the airport. He met us at our hotel right on time. He showed us how to use the trains and we used them all through our tour. He was very informative about the places that we visited. He is a very nice man. My wife and I highly recommend his tour.

Mike R.

Dear Mike, Thank you for taking time to write such a excellent review of my Tokyo tour. We visited Meiji-Shrine, Asakusa, and Tokyo National Museum. I hope you can visit the Imperial Palace, Koishikawa Koraku-en Garden, and Tsukiji outer market tomorrow by yourself. Please enjoy your travel in Japan. Yuki

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Annie S.

5 / 5
Apr 24, 2024

Tokyo tour à la carte

Tokyo
6 hours

Unagi in Asakusa

Yuki was great! He speaks English well, knew his way around, and coordinated a nice day for us. We booked a tour with him for our first day in Tokyo - we visited the Tokyo Sky Tree, Asakusa, and the Outer Market. My husband was eager to try unagi during our visit and Yuki went out of his way to find a restaurant where it was being served. The tour was a fantastic introduction to Tokyo, as well as its subway system. Thank you, Yuki!

Annie S.

Dear Annie, Thank you for your review. There are shops serving eel in Tsukiji, but they were closed on Sunday. So we tried to find a good place in Asakusa. Although my favorite restaurant was not available when we arrive there after 2PM. We were lucky to find one who serves grilled eel over steamed rice for your husband. Thank you for taking my tour. Yuki

L

Lily C.

5 / 5
Apr 23, 2024

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Tokyo
6 hours

Excellent tour guide!

Our tour guide was Yuki. We went to three locations in Tokyo. Yuki was very knowledgeable & very patient & went above & beyond for my friend who needed a PASMO card for our trip. Highly recommend!

Lily C.

Dear Lily, Thank you for your review. It was good to find a Passport PASMO as it’s getting harder recently. Please enjoy your stay in Japan. Thank you for talking my tour. Yuki

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