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Enjoy and experience magnificent views of the nature in Hakone!!!

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Hakone is one of the most popular destinations among Japanese and international tourists looking for its famous hot springs, natural beauty of surrounding mountains and magnificent views across the Lake Ashinoko.

There are many places you can visit in Hakone, such as Gora Park, Owakudani Valley, Hakone Checkpoint and Hakone Shrine.

I will take you to elaborate on the most famous places in Hakone in this one-day tour.

Hakone Tour Guide - Macky H.
Macky H.
5.00 / 5
(2 reviews)
10:00 AM

Meeting Point

Hakone Yumoto Station

11:00 AM

Gora Station

We take Hakone Tozan Train at Hakone Yumoto Station to Gora Station, which is one of other Hakone hot spring resort.

In spring and autumn, to visit Gora Park is one of the best options for Hakone Sightseeing tour.

11:30 AM

Owakudani Valley

We take Hakone Cable Car at the Gora Station to the Sounzan Station at first.

Then we take Hakone Ropeway to Owakudani Station. On the ropeway, you will find a big contrast between beautiful green trees on the slope to the top and bald hell-like valley afterward.

Owakudani is the area around a crater created during the last eruption of Mount Hakone some 3000 years ago. Today, much of the area is an active volcanic zone where sulfurous fumes, hot springs and hot rivers can be experienced.

Additionally, Owakudani has good views of Mount Fuji on clear days.

12:20 PM

Pirate Cruise on the Lake Ashinoko

After watching the Owakudani, we take another ropeway down to Togendai Station where we take Pirate boat to cruise on the Lake Ashinoko to Hakone-machi-ko pier.

You can see Kuzuryu Shrine, Mt. Komagatake and Hakone Shrine on the boat. If weather is fine, there is a chance to Mt. Fuji as well.

01:00 PM

Lunch

After getting off the pirate boat, we have a lunch at one of a Japanese restaurants in Hakone-machi area. If you prefer to a Western style meals, there are some.

01:40 PM

Hakone Sekisho (Checkpoint) and Yosegi-zaiku

We proceed to Hakone Sekisho which can be translated to Checkpoint which is a facility for inspection. During the Tokugawa period (1603 - 1867), there were 53 Sekisho on major roads from Kyoto to Edo (current Tokyo). Hakone Sekisho was one of the largest and was thought to be important among them.

One of the main roles of Sekisho was to control 'incoming guns and outgoing women', which means to prevent weapons from being brought into Edo and wives and children of feudal lords from fleeing from Edo.

In 2007, the reconstruction of the Hakone Sekisho was completed and now appears true to its original form, including gates, fence, housing for officers and foot soldiers, a prison chamber and a lookout tower.

On the way to Hakone Sekisho, there are several Hakone Yosegi-zaiku shops on the street. Hakone Yosegi-zaiku is a traditional Japanese marquetry technique that originates from the Hakone region. This intricate woodcraft is well-known for its beautiful patterns and meticulous craftsmanship. One of the most famous products made using the Yosegi-zaiku technique is the "Secret Box", which is a puzzle box. It requires a specific sequence of movements to open, and these boxes have been cherished both as artistic pieces and fun puzzles.

03:00 PM

Hakone Shrine

After visiting Hakone Sekisho and the Hakone Sekisho Shiryokan, which a small museum with various related exhibits and located near by, we take a bus to Hakone Shrine.

Hakone Shrine is a historic Shinto Shrine situated on the shores of Lake Ashinoko. It is set amid picturesque surroundings and is a popular spot for both tourists and locals. Its history stretches back over a thousand years, and it was once an important religious site for samurai.

One of the most iconic elements of the Hakone Shrine is its torii gates. The Peace Gate is the most notable torii gate. It stands on the shore of Lake Ashinoko and is a symbol of peace, as its name suggests. In order to take pictures under this torii gate, usually there are so many people waiting on the queue in front of the gate.

04:00 PM

Motohakone Bus Stop

After coming back from Hakone Shrine to Motohakone Bus Stop, we take a bus to Hakone Yumoto Station.

Ending Point

Hakone Yumoto Station

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Any transportation costs are not included.


I recommend you to buy Hakone Freepass for 2 days which cost you Yen 5,000 per person and you will be able to get on all the transportations on our tour.


Cost for lunch is not included either, but it will be less than Yen 2,000 per person.


If you would like to take Komagatake Ropeway, you should pay additionally Yen 1,800 per person.

Tour Important Information

* Transportation time will be deferent, depending on where you stay. After getting your hotel information, I will write a precise itinerary for your personal Hakone Tour.

* If the weather is not good and expected not to see Mt. Fuji, there some options of visiting such as Hakone Open Air Museum and Hakone Museum of Art.

* If visibility is good, one of the optional tours might be to take Komagatake Ropeway to Mt. Komagatake, where panoramic views of Lake Ashinoko and Mount Fuji can be enjoyed. A short walk away, on the actual peak of Komagatake, stands the Hakone Shrine Mototsumiya, the original Hakone Shrine.

* To visit the Hakone Detached Palace is another option. It was used to serve as a summer palace for the Imperial Family, but was later opened to the public. It is located at the southern shores of Lake Ashinoko on the peninsula between Moto-Hakone and Hakone-machi.

It might be better to book this Hakone Tour in spring and autumn because it is really seldom to see Mt. Fuji in the summer time and it is rather cold in Hakone area in winter.

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Hakone Tour Reviews

Awesome day around Mt Fuji

Macky took me to multiple places around Mt Fuji I would have never know about. Several great views of Mt Fuji from the various stops. He was very kind and informative. I can't imagine how I could have made the day any better!

Friendly, professional, knowledgeable, flexible, accommodating, and fun!

Our day with Macky was excellent. In every way, Macky delivered. We had a full itinerary planned, and even with a last minute request to change one of our stops from a bike ride to a winery visit, Macky was able to accommodate. If you are looking for a guide that will find a way to squeeze in all that you want to do within a short time frame without sacrificing the integrity of your trip, Macky is your guide. Prior to our tour, Macky sent us a detailed itinerary down to the hour (while also allowing for flexibility). He really listened to what we wanted to do and what we wanted to accomplish in one day and he made it all happen. Macky is a great tour guide with a wealth of knowledge about Japan who will work with your requests and make sure your day/tour is time extremely well-spent. Thank you, Macky!

Aubrey W.

Dear Aubrey, It was really pleasure to have you guided the areas where you can see Mt. Fuji. Thank you very much for rating your high evaluation to my guide. I really appreciated your comments. I will work hard to make my guests more enjoyable in my guided tour in the future. I hope you have enjoyed tours in Tokyo and return to your home safely. I wish you and your parents have healthy and enjoyable life. Best regards, Macky Hagiya

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