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Exploring Hakone

Day Trip
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Hakone is one of the famous popular hot spring resorts in Japan, that is not far from Tokyo. You enjoy Hakone's beautiful nature including Lake Ashi, valleys and mountains. For your extended tour, it is possible to soak yourselves and relax in a natural hot spring bath "Onsen."

It's convenient and efficient to take the Ashi cruise, ropeway, cable car, mountain train and bus with Hakone one-day Pass (5000JPY).

Hakone Tour Guide - Yuka S.
Yuka S.
4.91 / 5
(45 reviews)
10:00 AM

Meeting Point

Hakone Yumoto station, Odakyu Line

- At the ticket gate on the 2nd floor

10:00 AM

Hakone Yumoto station, Odakyu Line

Please get to Hakone Yumoto station on your own.

A recommended train is an Odakyu express train called "Romance Car" departing at Shinjuku station, Odakyu Line, at 8:11.

The seat reservation is necessary, 1000JPY/ adult.


At Shinjuku station, you can purchase two-day Hakone Pass, 6100 JPY / adult. It's convenient and economic to travel from Shinjuku and in Hakone with the Pass, that includes mountain trains, cable cars, ropeways (gondola), Pirate ship, local buses.


If you need assistance from your hotel in Tokyo, please ask your guide in advance. Your pick-up time will be provided. The pick-up service is 3000JPY /group, on the spot.

11:00 AM

Moto Hakone

We arrive the the lakeside pier of Moto Hakone by bus directly.

11:20 AM

Hakone Shrine

The shrine is the most famous and historical in Hakone area and its red Torii gate stands on the lake is beautiful. If you like to walk on the lakeside to a solemn shrine, Hakone Shrine is recommended. You might skip Outdoor Sculpture Museum when time is not allowed for you.

12:40 AM

Lake Ashi Cruise

Taking a colorful well-designed "Pirate Ship" about 30 minutes will be a wonderful memory. The surrounding mountains are picturesque. When arriving at Togendai pier, you go on to the ropeway station.


After the shrine visit, before taking a ship, you have a small time to have snacks.

01:30 PM

Owakudani

Owakudani, or great bubbling valley, is a must place in Hakone, where you can see the real volcanic activity and smell volcanic gases such as H2S (Hydrogen Sulfide) and SO2 (Sulfur Dioxide).

You get there, by taking a ropeway from Togendai station for about 15 minutes.


30 minutes for viewing the area, having local snacks and tryin a black egg. If the weather allows, you see Mt. Fuji.

02:30 AM

Sounzan to Gora

After visiting Owakudani, you take another ropeway to get to Sounzan, and go on to ride a cable car to Gora about 15 minutes.

03:00 PM

Optional: Hakone Open-Air Museum of Sculptures

It's an additional place with the additional cost, entrance is 1,800JPY /adult.

And you can visit there only when Hakone is not crowded and that leaves us one hour.

They have 120 sculptures outside in the beautiful surrounding mountains and Picasso Pavilion. 50-minute walk.


Another option is getting down the mountains earlier than 17:00 and walk around Hakone Yumoto station to see the river and bridge, local food souvenirs, food and Bento you have on your reserved train.

05:00 PM

End of the tour at Hakone Yumoto station

After the tour, you take an express Romance Car to get back to Shinjuku, or go on to Odawara station to take Shinkansen bullet train to Tokyo or Kyoto.

Sinkansen is not included in Hakone Pass. That costs 3280JPY /adult.


Your guide helps you to take seat reservations of a Romance Car. Each costs 1000JPY. The arrival time in Tokyo is around 6:30pm.

04:00 PM

Optional: Hakone Yuryo or Hakone Yunessun

About one hour Onsen experience is good for people who like to have a very different experience and relaxing time and relieve fatigue as well. It is possible when you skip Hakone Shrine to get to a Onsen earlier. And the arrival time in Tokyo will be a little later.


At Hakone Yuryo the water is natural hot spring, alkaline and good for skin. You can use public baths in the public area (1500 JPY- per person) or reserve a private room with a big bath (9000JPY- per room for two people).


At Kowakien Yunessun you can enjoy several different Onsen baths and a pool with your swimming suits on. See their website or ask your guide if you have questions.

Ending Point

Hakone Yumoto station

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

guided fee, transportation (guide), entrances (guide)

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What‘s not included

*transportation (you): one Romance Car seat reservation: 1200JPY / adult, Hakone two-day Pass 6100JPY per adult

*food and drinks (you)

*Option: Open-Air Sculpture Museum: 1800JPY /adult, your entrance of Onsen (See the itinerary)

*Pick-up service: 3000JPY. If you need it, please inform your guide in advance.

Tour Important Information

*This tour is recommended on weekdays. On Sundays and national holidays, roads are busy and you may have to wait for long time at every place.

*If a typhoon or stormy weather is prospected, the tour is cancelled with 100% refund. That is because wind and fogs prevent us from taking the pleasure ship and vehicles.

*Mt. Fuji may not be seen due to weather conditions, but the tour will not be cancelled and refunds will not be issued for this reason.

*In Onsen, people with tattoo are not accepted in public baths. Reservation of a private room is recommended.

In order to avoid the crowds, weekdays are recommended.

I'm not available in August.

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Hakone Tour Reviews

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Alexandra L.

5 / 5
Jun 2, 2024

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Beautiful day in Nara!

Yuka made our day in Hakone wonderful, and was very informative about the history. It was a great day and made navigating all around the lake very easy and saw areas of the lake we never would have thought to visit on our own.

Alexandra L.

Thank you, all of your family members, and thank you for warm comments, Alex. Your ideas and thoughts made it perfect. Your uncle's stories were impressive.

James S.

James S.

5 / 5
May 22, 2024

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Tokyo
4 hours

Excellent time seeing some of the best sites.

Yuka was a wonderful guide and made our first full day very worthwhile. Not only was she able to show us the best things. But she showed us how to purchase train tickets. And even where to go. This was helpful today and for the remaining days on our trip. In addition, she showed us a lot of free places to go such as the metropolitan building. Which is a 45 story observation deck and totally free versus paying a lot of money for the sky tree. Also had a nice view of Shabu Crossing. And took us to a lot of shopping, including the Nintendo one. You will likely be going back to many of these places, thank you for showing us around!

James S.

Thank you for nice comments, James. They are helpful for others. I'm happy you enjoyed Tokyo today. It was a quite unique tour. But thanks for your research, we had a good time.

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Anne L.

5 / 5
May 15, 2024

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Yuka, thank you so much for the amazing tour in Hakone. Despite the weather, it was a memorable experience. Your flexibility in adjusting the itinerary and your assistance in getting from Gora to Odawara were greatly appreciated. We had a lot of fun on the tour, even with the fog. Your help made a big difference!

Anne L.

Thank you for warm words, Anne. And your understanding the situation there was great, helped me a lot. I'll remember your family.

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