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Hakone Highlights - One Day Excursion from Tokyo

Day Trip

Tomoko H.

4.93(110) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
11 hours 30 min
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

One-day fun excursion to Hakone from Tokyo. Hakone is a part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, less than one hundred kilometers from Tokyo. This tour covers the highlights of Hakone. You will enjoy its natural beauties, spectacular views of volcanic activity, a lovely museum with great masterpieces, historical sites, and fun vehicle rides. If weather permits, the view of Mt. Fuji is gorgeous! Fun excursion for both adults and children.

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Tokyo or any place of your convenience

07:00 AM

Your hotel or any place of your conveniene

- meeting at the place above for the excursion

07:30 AM

JR Tokyo or Odakyu Shinjuku station

- express train ride to Hakone Yumoto via Odawara

09:30 AM

Hakone area

- fun vehicle rides; Hakone Tozan train (hill-climb train), cable car, airly gondora

11:00 AM


- breathtaking view of active volcanic zone

- why don't we try the 'longivity' black eggs?

12:30 PM

Lake Ashi

- beautiful caldera lake and fun boat ride

01:30 PM

Sekisho open air museum & historical cedar avenue

- the travelers' checkpoint between the historical path between Kyoto and Edo (Tokyo)

- fun walk along the cedar avenue

03:00 PM

Chokoku-no-Mori (Hakone Open Air Museum) or Narukawa Museum (Japanese paintings & beautiful garden)

Relaxing time at either of the museums on your choice

05:00 PM

Hakone Yumoto

- departing Hakone area for Tokyo

06:40 PM

Terminal station in Tokyo

- the end of the tour

Ending Point

At a terminal station in Tokyo or any place of your convenience

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in the metropolitan Tokyo area

What‘s not included

■ transportation fee (you and the guide)

■ lunch

■ entrance fee (you and the guide * at some facilities, no need to pay for guide's admission) - Open Air Museum 1400 yen/adult, Checkpoint museum 400 yen/adult (both discount price with Hakone Free Pass)

Important Information

★ Travel insurance is not included in our tours. I would recommend you take out your own travel insurance just in case of any unexpected accident, loss, or damaging others' property. You can find the counter of a few insurance companies at the airport when you arrive.

★ Free pick-up service to your hotel is only in Tokyo metropolitan area, in 23 wards. For other places, the extra charge will be added depending on the distance and the time necessary.

★ For the evening tour, some extra charge(25%) might be added depending on the time.

☆I could start our tour from early in the morning like 7 or 7:30 if you prefer. For details, please contact me before booking.

☆Kamakura Hiking trails are partially unavailable due to the damaged pathways caused by the typhoons hitting the area in September & October, 2019.

※The pictures of my previous guests on my web-page are posted only after securing their consent.

■ Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothes suitable for walking.

■ Transportation fee will be varied according to which means of access transportation we take; the following is for your reference.

- JR line - round-trip Shinkansen bullet train between Tokyo & Odawara 7,620 yen (researved seat) + Hakone Free Pass valid for 2 days (from Odawara) 5,000 yen>>> total 12,620 yen/adult * If you have JR pass, your Shinkansen fare is to be covered with it and you only need to purchase the guide's ticket.

- Odakyu Romance Car - round-trip from Shinjuku (including Hakone Free Pass valid for 2 days) : 8,500 yen/adult

*seats for Romance cars tend to be fully booked during high seasons and weekends.

■ In the case you would like your guide to pick you up in Hakone area, her transportaion from Tokyo and extra-hour fee for pick-up will be requested.

■ Bringing a towel with you would be recommended if you want to try hot-spring bath. *the fee will be around 2,000 yen/peoson.

■ Please be noted that the rope-ways(gondolas) and cruise boats will be out of service when the weather is not unfavorable.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time



Jerome L.

Nov 24, 2022

Rain Did Not Stop Us From Having A Great Day!

Tomoko shared a lot about the culture, history as well as common Japanese phrases. We learned a great deal about the Feudal and Edo periods. She did a great job mixing Temples, Shrines, markets and local cuisine. Along the way, she guided us on how to navigate the train system, which was invaluable. To end a great day, we enjoyed an amazing local sushi & sashimi meal! We highly recommend Tomoko!

Tomoko H.

Thank you so much for sharing great time together, Jerome and Zai! The weather was not really favorable, but our spirits stayed high and enjoyed visiting Imperial Palace Garden, Tsukiji, Ginza, Asakusa, and Meiji Jingu. That was close! Thank you for running together. Glad to hear you enjoyed a lot of good food, too. ‘Eyes are bigger than our stomachs!’ (Me ga hoshii!) My Arigato for sharing your insights. I learned that there were many things I did not know or I had not even thought of. I appreciate your words of recommendation.


Ashley L.

Nov 24, 2022

So nice and helpful

Thank you Tomoko for being so helpful and helping me plan my tun coming trip.

Tomoko H.

It’s my great pleasure! Thank you for posting such nice words, Ashley. I sincerely hope you’ll enjoy your trip to Japan with your family. -Tomoko

Dan C.

Nov 18, 2022

Amazing day in Nikko

My wife and I had an amazing day in Nikko with Tomoko. She reached out beforehand to get our preferences and then met us on the train to Nikko (offering to meet us at our hotel). She had all the transportation planned out perfectly the whole day and knew all of the sites very well. She explained all of the history and background and pointed out lots of interesting things. Tomoko is an amazing guide with lots of knowledge and experience.

Tomoko H.

Thank you for sharing great time in Nikko and posting such a nice review, Dan. I’ve been to Nikko many times by Tobu train from Asakusa or by Shinkansen from Tokyo, but it was my first to take the JR-Tobu combined one from Shinjuku. Relieved and glad that the seats were spacious and that you liked the direct service. Thank you for all your cooperation. The weather stayed dry, and we could enjoy Nikko’s beautiful nature and history fully. I’m sure you enjoyed the lovely sights of Shichigosan (seven-five-three blessings), wedding, and most of all, the exciting event of Nikko trail run! Wishing your health and happiness, dear Nicole and Dan.


Christopher K.

Nov 11, 2022

Great personalized tour of Tokyo

Tomoko was extremely helpful even before we arrived in Japan - she for example helped us find a great restaurant and made a reservation and even made sure that the restaurant translates the menu into English before our dinner there. In Tokyo, Tomoko took us around on a personalized tour, specifically focusing on the points we were interested in and providing very insightful background information. Overall, I can highly recommend Tomoko as a tour guide, everything was perfect!

Tomoko H.

Thank you for taking your time to write such a nice review, Chris. There are so many nice restaurants in the area Ginza, where you stayed, so it would have been very challenging for me to find a suitable one for you and Rosa if you had not made clear about your preferences and budget. I visited the restaurant the next week at lunch time and told them you really enjoyed the food and service they provided. They were so happy about that. Because of your request, I’ve found a hidden nice place for my future guests???? Hope you’ve enjoyed the rest of your stay in Japan. - Tomoko

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