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.
Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.
At your hotel in Tokyo
Owakudani (splendid view of active volcanic zone)
Lake Ashi and fun cruise
Chokoku-no-Mori (Hakone Open Air Museum) or Narukawa Museum (Japanese paintings & beautiful garden)
Sekisho (historical check point, or inspection facility)
Fun rides on various kinds of vehicles viewing Mt.Fuji when the weather is favorable
At a terminal station in Tokyo or any place of your convenience
★★Hokone Tozan train (hill climb train) is currently unavailable due to the damage caused by the typhoon with heavy rainfall hitting the area on October 12, 2019. Otherwise, we could enjoy Hakone area fully.
Hakone has a long history over 100 years as a popular resort site from busy Tokyo among influential people in politics and business. It is still one of the most popular recreational spots from Tokyo. Why? It is because Hakone is a kind of treasure box filled with natural beauty, art, history, entertainment, and above all, relaxing hot spring baths.
This tour provides you a complete package of Hakone highlights only except the part of hot spring bathing. If you want to experience it, please let me know. There are many other attractions in Hakone. So, I would gladly customize your tour according to your requests.
As our activities in Hakone are mainly outdoors, the weather condition will be crucial. So, I would recommend booking a few days of my tours so that we could choose the best day for Hakone.
Depending on where you stay in Tokyo, the ways to access to Hakone will be varied. Two major ways are to take Odakyu line from Shinjuku and to take Shinkansen bullet train from Tokyo or Shinagawa. The time and price will be different., too.
Let's discuss those later. I look forward to hearing from you.
guide fee, hotel pick-up in the metropolitan Tokyo area
■ transportation fee (you and the guide)
■ 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)
■ Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothes for walking.
■ Transportation fee will be varied according to which line 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 (from Odawara) 4,600 yen>>> total 12,220 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) : 7,920 yen/adult
*seats for Romance cars tend to be fully booked during high seasons and weekends.
■ In the case you would like the 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 1,500 - 2,300 yen.
■ Please be noted that the rope-ways(gondolas) and cruise boats will be out of service when the weather is not unfavorable.
Tomoko is vey good guide. We really had a great time.
Thank you for your great review just after the tour, Shiori-san. I'm glad to hear you all enjoyed the day in Enoshima & Kamakura. I felt blessed sharing great time with your group and working with you. Anytime you plan business trip, feel free to contact me. Looking forward to working with you again:)
We had a delightful time exploring Tokyo with Tomoko. She is very knowledgeable and fun! Great for history buffs! Highly recommend her tour!
Thank you for your great review, Janice. Glad to hear you enjoyed the walking tour. Yes, we walked a lot visiting lots of beautiful historical spots and experienced seasonal fun and culture. I really enjoyed talking with you and Judy on various topics. I’m sure you’ve had more experiences in Kyoto and will in Nagano? Thank you again and hope to see you again.
We had a large group of people but Tomoko very skillfully managed to keep us all togther as we made our way around to the various sites using the train system. Tomoko was a mountain of knowledge and we all enjoyed our day with Tomoko very much.
Hi Paul! Thank you so much for the great review and for all your cooperation and positive views(even running for the museum together) while touring around the busy market and downtowns. I really enjoyed the beautiful day with you all ? Please tell my gratitude to your brother, Mark, about giving me the opportunities to share our culture and history by his asking a lot of spontaneous questions on the way. Best wishes to you, your family, and your friends.
I could tell just by listening to Tomoko's video that she was the person for us. She had a lovely personality and after only being with her for an hour or so, you felt that you had known her for a long time. She took us to some amazing places that no one on their first visit to Tokyo would ever know about. The metro system is very confusing and her knowledge of that was brilliant. I had asked for her to take us for a suchi lunch and she did take us to a really lovely restaurant. We also had some street food with her at the end of the day. She also took a lot of photos of us which she sent to us when she returned home. I fully recommend Tomoko as a guide, she was wonderful.
Thank you for your great review and for finding me out as your Tokyo guide at the first stage of your MYSTERY tour to Asia. Oh, thank you also for assisting me to collect stamps there, hahaha. Although the weather was not much favorable, we laughed a lot and enjoyed many places, such as the traditional garden, Imperial Palace, Ginza, Asakusa, Shinjuku as well as the sushi place and the narrow Yakitori street. I’m sure you will be blessed with lots of happiness this year, 2020! Hope to see you again, Ian & Anne?