Hakone is one of the best sightseeing spots with beautiful sceneries and 20 kinds of hot springs.
Take a Shinkansen (a bullet train) from Tokyo. After that, a mountain train that runs through valleys, a ropeway that allows you to view beautiful Mr. Fuji on a sunny day and cruising at Lake Ashi. Owakudani is the place where you can see the real volcanic activity.
At your hotel in Tokyo
Meet at your Hotel and move to Tokyo or Shinagawa by train.
It runs at a speed of about 260km/hr, but please be noted that this is not the fastest Shinkansen.
This mountain train runs through valleys. From the middle of June to the Middle of July, hydrangeas along the line are so beautiful.
From this ropeway, you can enjoy beautiful Mt. Fuji on a sunny day.
One of the Mt. Fuji viewing spots in Hakone, and you can see the real volcanic activity. A black egg boiled in the hot spring is famous here
You can enjoy beautiful combination of Mt. Fuji and Lake Ashi.
The above is the basic itinerary and you can select one more activity from the list below.
- Dropping by souvenir shops and take a hot spring at Hakone Yumoto. But you have to be naked to take a hot spring bath. (Admission fee for a hot spring bath : 1,000 – 1,500JPY/person)
- Hakone Open-Air Museum with many unique sculptures, Picasso Gallery and hot spring footbath. (Admission fee : 1,600JPY/person)
- Gora Park. European garden and Japanese garden. (Admission free if you have Hakone Free Pass)
- Hakone Shrine.
- Narukawa Art Museum. You can appreciate fine Japanese paintings. (Admission fee : 1,300JPY/person)
At your hotel in Tokyo
My favorite part of this tour is when I take you to Lake Ashi where You can have the most beautiful view of Mt. Fuji with the lake.
Lunch for the guide
Transportation Cost (you and the guide) 2-way discount ticket for Shinkansen : 4720JPY/Person Hakone free pass : 4600 JPY/Person
Admission Fee (you and the guide)
- According to the weather records of Fuji city, the possibility of viewing Mt Fuji depends on the season, about 80% in winter while less than 30% in summer.
- The ropeway and cruising at Lake Ashi will either be suspended or unable to operate as scheduled when natural hazards such as snow or strong winds are forecast.
I liked the guide's attitude to guests. He was very kind and care about guests' interest. His tour was interactive with guest. I really enjoyed his tour.
Noriko-san, Thank you very much for your review. I also had a good time chatting with you. Hoping that everything will go back to normal soon. Best Regards, Hideaki Murayama
Hikeaki showed up at our hotel lobby early. He was very well prepared. He is attentive and gracious and will match his pace to what his clients like, which is nice. He showed us all the interesting aspects of Nikko. We enjoyed his company and felt well taken care of.
Inez-san, Thank you very much for your review. I’m very glad to hear that you enjoyed the Nikko tour. I also had a good time talking with you and your sisters. Especially, your sister invented a new Japanese cuisine. That is Tonkatsu Udon. Thank you again. Hideaki Murayama
Hideaki San is indeed very professional, prompt with correspondence, detailed in his itineraries, and accurate in his estimate of out of pocket expenses, just like what others said. He is gentle, caring, and knows how to lead us well. Among the nine of us, some wanted to linger around taking photos while others could not wait to move on. Hideaki San managed that. Ours was a one day tour in Hakone. We started out from Tokyo. Later, we enjoyed the cruise on Lake Ashinoko, the view of Mount Fuji, the Hakone Komagatake Ropeway, walking the trail to Mototsumiya Shrine, and the stroll through the Open Air Museum. At the end of the day, Hideaki San gave us instructions on how to get to our ryokan and saw us off at the bus stop. We are very pleased and highly recommend him to anyone.
Myra-san. Thank you very much for your review. As your family is so nice, I also shared a pleasant time. We were so lucky that day that we could view beautiful Mt. Fuji together with Lake Ashi. Actually, it’s often foggy and cloudy there. Did you enjoy hot spring that night? Thank you again. Hideaki Murayama
Hideaki is a very professional guide with excellent manners. He answered every question that we asked prior to our visit very promptly. He is a very detailed person and he gave us complete details of every expense that we are likely to incur apart from the guide fees with accurate details. He speaks well and quite easy to communicate and does not hurry you up while gently hinting the time limits at various places. He talked a bit about the culture of Japanese while at the same time contrasting with other cultures. He is quite flexible and was very helpful to getting us tickets for return to airport , money exchanges, showing us the easiest way to reach the express bus stand , how to reach by the easiest way to the hotel from airport ( though he was not the guide for that), how to take a mobile wifi etc. More than happy to recommend him to anyone and in fact would be our choice again for any further trips for us or for our friends
Ramesh-san. Thank you very much for your review. I hope you enjoy the tours to Nikko and Mt. Fuji. I also had a good time chatting with you and your wife. We were very lucky that we could see a full view of Mt. Fuji. Thank you again. Hideaki Murayama