One Day Tour to Hakone

Day Trip

Takeshi H.

5.00(23) reviews
Hakone
English, Japanese (Native)
9 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

Within two hours away from Tokyo by train, we arrive at one of Japan’s best-known tourist areas. We will take either a Shinkansen from Tokyo or the Odakyu Limited Express train from Shinjuku to Hakone. At Hakone you can enjoy various rides including the ropeway, cable car, and cruise ship. Hakone is a great place to explore history, culture and the beauty of nature throughout the year.

Itinerary

Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Tokyo 23-wards

Lake Ashi Cruise- Cruise from Togendai port to Hakonemachi port

Owakudani –Active volcanic zone (Great Boiling Valley)

Hakone Sekisho – Checkpoint during the Edo period along the Tokaido Road

Hakone Shrine – Established in the 8th century and known for obtaining fortune

Ending Point

At Hakone Yumoto or JR Odawara station

What to Expect

Hakone is one of the most popular destinations among Japanese and international tourists looking for a break from Tokyo. In this tour, we will enjoy the view of Hakone from different viewpoints: from the sky-high gondola of the Hakone Ropeway, the Hakone Sightseeing Cruise ship, and from the Hakone Tozan Railway. We will also explore the history of Hakone by visiting the Hakone Checkpoint, Hakone Shrine and walking through a cedar tree avenue along the historic Tokaido Road.

This is an example itinerary of the tour. However, arrangements are possible according to your requests. Please let me know in advance of any specific requests.

(An example itinerary)

8:00 Meet at your hotel in Tokyo

11:00 Owakudani Valley (using the cable car and the rope way)

12:00 Lake Ashi. (get on the sightseeing ship from Togendai to Hakonemachi)

Lunch

14:00 Hakone Sekisho (Check Point Exhibition )

Cedar tree Avenue

15:00 Hakone Jinja Shrine

16:00 Motohakone

17:00 Hakone Yumoto

18:00 Odawara station

At Hakone Yumoto or JR Odawara station, the tour will end, but I will help you buy a ticket to Tokyo.

Also, if you go back to Tokyo, I will be able to get on the same train to Tokyo.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

1.transportation fare ( for customer and guide) 

from Shinjuku (Odakyu free pass): JPY6030/person or

from Tokyo (JR Shinkansen+Hakone free pass): JPY10440/person

2.admission fee ( for customer and guide)

Hakone checkpoint: JPY500/person

3. Lunch (for customer and guide)

4. Hotel pick up in Tokyo (JPY1000)

Important Information

There may be changes in the itinerary depending on the weather and traffic conditions.

It is recommended to wear comfortable clothes for walking.

The view of Mt. Fuji will depend on the weather.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

Sharon B.

Mar 6, 2020

Snow Monkeys and Nagano highlights

What a memorable day! Takushi shared a lot of interesting information about the snow monkeys and the Nagano region and history. He has a broad knowledge of the Buddhist traditions and the gorgeous Zenko-ji temple. He helped me change my return train ticket efficiently so that I could take an earlier train. Thank you!

Takeshi H.

Thank you for the review. I am glad you could take the earlier train. The tour day was perfect. We could see the Snow Monkeys in the snowfall. I think it was beautiful. I hope to see you again. Thanks.

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Sarah L.

Jan 7, 2020

A Wonderful White Christmas at Nagano

On December 24, our family went to Nagano Prefecture for a half day tour at a Ski Resort. Takeshi was our guide and he was very nice and organized. Before the tour day, he constantly communicated with me for everything that we need to know about the resort and what to expect. On the tour day, our family had a great time at the ski resort. My children enjoyed learning how to ski and we were mesmerized by the powdery white snow! Takeshi even arranged an exclusive ride for our family back and forth from Nagano to the ski resort. And in the evening before we went back to our hotel, he extended his time just to look for a good restaurant for our family to have dinner at. I highly recommend Takeshi. And as for our tour, it was one for the book!

Takeshi H.

Sarah-san, thank you for your review. I was a little worried in the beginning because it did not snow a lot this year. I was very happy when we had snow just one day before our tour day and could enjoy seeing the fresh snow view with your family!

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Tim D.

Dec 22, 2019

Amazing day in Nagano area with Takeshi

Highly recommended. You won't be disappointed. Our family of 4 had a fantastic day with Takeshi to see the snow monkeys and visit Shibu Onsen. His organisation throughout the day was excellent. Everything was well planned. Conversation throughout the day was wonderful. We learnt a lot and really enjoyed his company. The recommended restaurant near the Snow Monkeys has easily been one of our best meals on our trip so far. Communication before the tour was friendly and great. A truly great guide and great person. Thanking you again Takeshi.

Takeshi H.

Thank you for your review. How was the Onsen experience. I think you may felt hot in the beginning, because many Japanese prefer to have relatively hot Onsen. I was glad to be able to guide you, Tim-san.

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Sarah J.

Dec 2, 2019

Excellent day despite the lack of monkeys

We had an excellent day with Takeshi taking us to a wonderful restaurant after our trip to the snow monkey park. He had called ahead to the park and let us know that there were no monkeys on that day to let us decide if we still wanted to go. We did, but that was an great touch that managed our expectations. We would definitely use Takeshi again if we were in the area.

Takeshi H.

Thank you for your comments. Please come back to visit Nagano again in the future. I hope you can see the monkeys next time. Nice meeting with you.

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