Hakone is one of the most popular and beautiful sightseeing spots,belonging to Hakone and Izu national park,closely located from Tokyo.
The original 6 hours tour is to visit Lake Ashi, enjoying the boat ride, going up to Owaku Valley by cable car (note :depending on the emission of sulfer level, it may be closed ), visiting Hakone shrine to see the floating Tori gate.
train station or your accomodation
Lake Ashi(pirate boat ride)
Owaku Valley by cable car, if not option -Komagatake rope way to see the view of Mt.Fuji
Hakone Shrine ( a traditional magnificent shrine in a beautiful forest with a floating Torigate )
Hot springs(onsen) and Foot bath on Katsura river with listning to the sound of the river and enjoy nature.
option: Hakone checking point,
option: Hakone open Air museum
option: one day hot spring experience
train station or your accomodation
Hakone has been one of the most popular hot spring resorts for many Japanese . It has different charms in different seasons to attract the tourists.
You are welcomed by cherry bloosms in Spring, hydrengea in early summer and autum leaves. With the green mountain leaves and fresh air of Hakone with seasonal flowers always give us appreciation to the nature of Hakone and peaceful minds.
You also can enjoy cultural and traditional aspects, too such as museums, historical spots and one day hot springs.
This tour will give you a break to feel the nature in a relaxing atmosphere for different generations.
Guide fee for 6 hours
Transportation for a guide ( approximately 1.5 hours travel to Hakone )
Lake ashi pirate boat
The chartered taxi
Regular size ( up to 3 persons)¥37840
Middle size, Toyota velfire ( up to 5 persons)¥43050
Jumbo taxi , Toyota highace ( up to 9 persons). ¥52740
( please pay the taxi cost directly to the driver on the tour day either in cash or credit card. Addtinal parking and highway cost may apply)
Hakone rope way ¥1050 , komagatake rope way ¥1300; and a boat ¥1370
This tour is for 6 hours, touring the highlight of Hakone.
However,depending on requests, a half day tour for 4 hours can be made for you.
The guide meet the clients at a train station ( Hakone Yumoto station or Odawara station or Mishima station) or your accomodation and end at your requested place .
The tour is conducted by a comfortable charterd taxi so that the tour can be conducted smoothly even in case of the bad weather conditions.( note;Hakone is surrounded by mountains and the weather changes quite frequent. The client may ask Hakone tour by public transportations but I would like to recommend to use the charted taxi to avoid any inconvenience which may occur in the change of the weather, long waiting line for bus and difficult transportation connections.
The road and the cable car to Owaku valley has been currently closed due to the increasing sulfer emissions ( as of July , 2019).
Instead of Owaku valley, you can go to Komagatake , by a cable car (approximately 1300m) where you see a beautiful Mt.Fuji if the weather is good.
However, the cable car and the pirate boat are cancelld dur to the bad weather condition.
The visibility to Mt.Fuji from Hakone area can not be promised depending on the weather condition.
Hakone is on mountain so if you have a specific diet requests, please inform the guide.
You may have difficulties in finding exactly what you would like to have.
Our visit with Hiroko to the wasabi fields in Izu was an amazing experience from the moment we met her at the station. She was very welcoming and provided a warm, happy tour for our family. Everything was very well organized and she took special care to spend extra time seeing things that we were interested in. We would highly recommend her if you are looking for a special experience in Japan.
Dear Mr. Kyle and Mr. Kyle’s parents, Thank you so much for your warm comments. I am so glad to know that you and your parents enjoyed the tour surrounded by peaceful and beautiful nature of Izu with no tourists. And I appreciate your friendliness and kindness. I hope that you and your parents stay fine and happy. Please give my regards to your parents. Thank you very much again. I am lo forward to meeting you all again in the future. Best regards, Hiroko
My mother and I travelled to Shizuoka and enjoyed a wonderful day with Hiroko. Absolutely recommend her as a guide if you are in the Fuji area.
Dear Mr. Gordon, Thank you very much for your warm comment on the tour. I am so glad that you and your mother enjoy the tour and saw magnificent view of Mt. Fuji. It was a wonderful day for me throughout the tour, too but we really had great walk in Miho Pine grove. I hope that you and your mother will stay well and happy. Thank you again for everything and I hope to see you again in the future. Best regards, Hiroko
Hiroko was an awesome guide. We were travelling with a 4 month old and we forgot his formula. She brought us to a drugstore so we can get formula so we can continue our trip. It was a bit challenging travelling with a 4 month old but she made it easy for us. She did a customized tour for us, first to a wasabi farm where she gave us information on how wasabi is grown, then after that we went to a short hike to view a waterfalls. After that she brought us to a tea farm. Where we picked tea leaves and tasted green tea. We enjoyed our tour wih Hiroko. It was a perfect day for us.
Dear Mrs. Camille, Thank you very much for your warm comments. I am so glad that you, your husband and Charles enjoyed the tour and made a great memories of Izu.It was a lovely tour for me, too. Your baby ,Charles, is so quite and very good boy. You all are still vacation in Philippines so please enjoy there and I am looking forward to hearing about your wasabi growing in January. Thank you again. I hope to see you in the future. Best regards, Hiroko
Our family of 5 (kids ages 21, 19, and 15) had one of the best days of our vacation in Japan with Hiroko. She met us at the cruise ship port in Shimizu and took us on a remarkable tour of beautiful Izu town with its gorgeous temple and bamboo forest, did a short hike at the breathtaking Jodaskaki coast, viewed a picturesque secluded wasabi farm and dipped our feet into the lovely waters of Banjo Falls. We stopped for a delicious sushi lunch and even tried wasabi ice cream and a local specialty, Shirasu fish (baby fish boiled and eaten on rice - surprisingly tasty!) Hiroko was highly professional and provided such valuable information as we toured. She is a lovely warm person who put her heart into making sure that we had an awesome time. Thank you Hiroko!
Dear Julie and the Fisher family, Greeting from Japan. Thank you very much for your warm comments on the tour. I am so happy that you and the family have enjoyed Izu and made great experiences. It was the long distance from Shimizu but I am sure that your family is only people from crushing shipments at Shimizu who have visited Izu. Thanks to you all, the tour went great and I enjoyed the day with great appreciation. Your family is very warm and thoughtful. I hope that you all stay fine and happy. Good memories stay forever. Best regards, Hiroko