Hakone, Enjoy Geopark and Traditional Culture

Art & Culture

Kaneo U.

5.00(15) reviews
Hakone
English, Japanese (Native)
9 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

Hakone has been boasting its beautiful nature and historical background. Many hot bathing spots, a beautiful and tranquil lake and a wild volcanic vent will welcome you. You can enjoy a gigantic view of Mt. Fuji on a fine day. You will find Hakone shrine, a check point house and an old cobbled pathway by the lake. You can also enjoy traditional local foods and wooden mosaic works.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At your hotel or Odawara station. In case you stay at a hotel in Hakone area, it can be the nearest Hakone mountatin climbing train station from your hotel.

Gora:The Modern Hakone spa started from here when gorgeous resort was developed here 100 years ago.

Hakone-yumoto: A foot of Mt. Hakone. Many souvenir shops and hot spring baths you can enjoy here.

Owakudani: a volcano vent, you will experience unusual strolling. You can enjoy eating black eggs boiled in hot spring water.

Crossing Ahinoko lake by a Pirate Ship

Ashinoko lake: A beautiful mountain lake. You can see a red Tori gate in the water from a Pirate Ship.

Moto-Hakone: A main tourist spot by Ashinoko lake. An old check point house, a wooden mosaic work shop and an old path lined by cedar trees are some of the tourist spots.

Hakone Onshi Park: A beautiful park by the lake. You can see a beautiful Mt. Fuji with its image on the water surface here.

A Check Point House: To guard Edo area against enemies, a check point house was built here in Edo era. You can enjoy seeing traditional Japanese houses and how to check tourist those days.

Hakone Shrine: This shrine is said to have been founded 1200 years ago. The red Tori gate seen from the ship belongs to this shrine.

Amasake-Chaya: An old rest shop with thatched roof. It is located along an old highway of Tokaido. You can enjoy

Ending Point

At your hotel or Odawara station. In case you stay at a hotel in Hakone area, it can be the nearest Hakone mountatin climbing train station from your hotel.

What to Expect

Hakone was registered as Japan Geopark in 2012. Hakone is rich of nature, such as a lake, forests, hot springs and even a volcano vent. The beauty of Hakone changes from season to season. Mt. Fuji can be seen clearly especially during Autumn and Winter.

Hakone also has many historical touring spots. Hakone shrine, which stands by Ashinoko lake, has been worshiped since ancient times. One of the Main highways in Edo era, called Tokaido, ran through Hakone moutains. So it was a good place to set a check point in order to stop suspicious persons entering Edo area. That's why we can enjoy experiencing an old atmosphere of Edo culture here.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee of you and guide ( Hakone Free Pass ticket from Shinjuku :5700 yen)

entrance fee of you and guide(about 1000 yen)

lunch ( you and guide )

hotel pick-up fee

hotel pick-up transportation fee of guide

Important Information

Hakone Free Pass ticket is a must item. With this ticket you can use a Pirate Ship, a moutain train, a cable car and a bus freely. You can buy this at Shinjuku, Odawara and many Odakyu line stations.

The possibility to see a gigantic view of Mt. Fuji differs depending on the weather and season.

The temperature of Hakone is lower by 5 degree Celcius than that of Tokyo because of its height. You had better take precautions against the cold.

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

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Anh T.

Jan 7, 2020

Tokyo tour

Kaneo was an excellent guide and very accommodating. His frequent communications prior our arrival in Japan was so helpful. He went above and beyond to meet our requests - Kaneo even scouted out transportation options from airport to Tokyo for us as he was concerned we may be overwhelmed being our first time to Japan. He even took photos of road signs and intersections to guide us, as well as a photo of where he will meet us within the hotel. And he was so caring towards my niece, in case she was tired from all the walking we covered. Thank you very much Kaneo. You made our trip to Tokyo memorable. Kind regards, Anh

Kaneo U.

Thank you for your warm review. I feel delighted to hear my information helped you a lot. I had a pleasant day with you on Christmas Eve talking about many things. I hope I will have a chance to guide you again.

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Eric R.

Nov 9, 2019

Unbelievable you and guide

Kaneo was absolutely amazing. He showed us around Tokyo explaining and showing us sights as if we were his family. He was kind and patient even when our two year old was crying hysterically on the train. We saw and experienced real Tokyo. Definitely will book again.

Kaneo U.

Thank you for your warm review. I am so pleased that you mentioned you felt me like a family member. I really wish to have another chance to guide you someday. Best regards Kaneo

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Alan B.

Sep 25, 2019

Yokohama and Tokyo made easy

While in Yokohama for the rugby World Cup, we enjoyed 2 full day tours of Yokohama and Tokyo with Kaneo. Even before arriving in Japan, Kaneo was very responsive to all of my email and itinerary requests. With the limited time we had to experience both these large cities, having Kaneo show us round the public transport system with ease was such a benefit. Kaneo was very knowledgeable about all of the various historic and modern places we visited. Kaneo's English was very good and we would highly recommend to any other tourists visiting Yokohama or Tokyo.

Kaneo U.

Dear Alan Thank you for your warm reply. I myself enjoyed the tour with you. While I was going around with you, I was so impressed at your strong bonds of friendship. Four of you came from quite different places in the world to cheer your Scotland in Japan and came back to your different homes in the world! I envy your strong bonds. I really hope another chance to guide you in Tokyo. Best regards Kaneo

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Carol P.

Sep 19, 2019

Kamakura and enoshima

Kanei-san was a phenomenal guide! He communicated with us extensively prior to the tour. He met us at the train station and guided our group of 4 people to Enoshima and Kamakura. He was patient and allowed us to travel leisurely at our pace since we were quite exhausted from our previous day's travel and tours. Kaneo also has a wonderful personality and made the trip enjoyable. He is very knowledgeable and I recommend him for any tour which he guides.

Kaneo U.

Dear Carol Thank you for your warm review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed Kamakura tour after your exhausting experience in Kyoto. I also enjoyed the tour with you and your family. Especially I felt something warm when I heard you talking about your memory in fluent Japanese. Best regards Kaneo

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