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Hakone Weekday Highlights w/ Shinkansen ride


Yoko T.

4.76(71) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
7 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

As a day trip from Tokyo to view Mount Fuji, I strongly recommend taking my Mt. Fuji's View from Lake Kawaguchiko Up-to-You Tour instead.

This tour is suitable for JR PASS holders. We will start from Tokyo or from your hotel in Hakone area and visit the highlights near Lake Ashi. We will finish our tour at your hotel in the Hakone area/at the entrance of Hakone Open Air Museum/at the Shinkansen platform of Odawara/ other places in Hakone.

Meeting Point

At the lobby of your hotel in Tokyo

11:00 AM

Hakone Onshi Park (Option) Matcha with Sweets 600 yen, Coffee with Japanese Sweets 500 yen

11:40 AM

Narukawa Museum (Option: Adults 1300→1000 High School & University Students 900→700 Primary& Junior High 600→500)

Hakone Shrine w/ Torii Gate in Lake Ashi (Option)

12:00 PM

Boat ride on Lake Ashi

01:00 PM

Hakone Ropeway

01:30 PM

Owakudani Valley

02:30 PM

Gora Park (Option)

Ending Point

The places you prefer to during the tour or Odawara Station

What to Expect

You can enjoy the nature of Hakone. Beautiful Lake Ashi and the volcanic Owakudani Valley: the Yellowstone of Hakone.

You can choose the options shown in the itinerary. Please check the pictures to find out if you're interested in them or not.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Hotel in Tokyo area

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and the guide: Hakone Free Pass at Odawara Station which covers the buses, boat ride and ropeway. Adults will be 4,600 yen and children between 6-11 will be 1,000 yen.)

Transportation fare of mine: the guide. (11160 yen: Round trip on Shinkansen 6560yen + Hakone Free Pass 4600 yen), lunch, etc.

Admission fees (as being licensed tour guide, most of facilities only require yours.)

Important Information

It will be first booked, first served basis, but could you make inquiries before booking? If you're interested in TOKYO, MOUNT FUJI, or NIKKO, please check the tours before you make inquiries. (Some transportation for Mount Fuji or Nikko might be fully booked if you do last minute booking.) If you'd like a car chartered, please check the PRIVATE CARS TOUR by yourself. It's concerned with your budget, so I'm afraid I cannot make arrangements for that, but I will be happy to guide you with the car you chartered. It's impossible to make quotes without knowing the spots you would like to visit. Nikko and Mount Fuji are approximately two hours on Limited Express from Shinjuku or Asakusa. Tokyo is not a compact city, but a huge one. If you have difficulties with stairs, please tell me in your message. Thank you.

We will get Hakone Free Pass at Odawara Station which covers the buses, boat ride and ropeway. Adults will be 4,600 yen and children between 6-11 will be 1,000 yen.

Please cover my transportation fare. (11160 yen: Round trip on Shinkansen 6560yen + Hakone Free Pass 4600 yen)

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



Chuen jye Y.

Sep 18, 2022

A great day spent in Kamakura

Yoko-san was so knowledgeable and was able to fill in on all questions we posed to her. She would often tickle us with some interesting trivia, and there was not a boring moment in Kamakura. She was very patient and obliging to entertain our detour to the many interesting shops in the area. We were thrilled to find out that she really knows her sake, and she made sure we were shown 'the sake place' within Tokyo Station for tasting and purchase of nice sake. Couldn't have asked for more!

Yoko T.

Thank you so much for such an excellent review. I'm glad you enjoyed that day in Kamakura. I felt totally lucky that I could enjoy it with you and your amazing wife. Kamakura is so soothing that I never get tired of visiting there and I could relax myself with wonderful guests. I'm happy that you enjoyed your Kuheiji and each time I drink Hassen I will remember your beautiful wife and her lovely comments from now on. Thank you again!!


Darron C.

Sep 12, 2022

Visiting Nihon Minkaen.

We had a wonderful day with Yoko. The Open-Air museum is well worth the visit, and Yoko has a personal interest, so she is enthusiastic about it all. She also pointed out lots of info on buildings and areas as we were on the train. We highly recommend her as a guide, and the trip to Nihon Minkaen.

Yoko T.

Thank you so much for writing a great review so soon. I deeply appreciated that you took time in seeing each folk house, disappearing from the modern Japan and preserved, as a grandkid of an architect and a researcher of those folkhouses. I hope you enjoy the rest of your visit to Tokyo.


Sophie M.

Feb 24, 2020

Great day out

Great day out visiting Mount Fuji. Yoko was very helpful with the booking and anticipating all needs prior to the tour. On the day, Yoko met us at the lobby of our hotel and off we went to see Mt Fuji! Great day with the weather on our side. Yoko was very knowledgable, thank you for sharing your experience with us! I was traveling with my 7 year old son, we both really enjoy the day out and everything went smoothly. If you want a personalised tour, go for it, it makes a huge difference with no hassle, great learning experience, worth everything. Yoko is very flexible. Merci beaucoup Yoko!

Yoko T.

Ne de rien!! Thank you so much for such a great review, Sophie. The pleasure was mine that I could share the great view of Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchiko. I enjoyed the conversation with you a lot about France, UK and yourself even the temperature difference seemed to be quite tough for Rye. I hope you and Rye remember how to do the origami of Kabuto, the samurai helmet. I will practice the frog based on the site you told me. I hope you're enjoying Kyoto and please enjoy the rest of your stay. Merci beaucoup et à bientôt!!


Cheryl R.

Jan 17, 2020

Fabulous tour with Yoko!

Yoko was an excellent tour guide. She devised a tour with our interests as well as “must sees” as a newbie to Japan. Yoko is extremely organized and knowledgeable. Our time with her was well spent. We learned a lot and would definitely recommend Yoko for an enjoyable tour of Tokyo.

Yoko T.

Thank you for a wonderful review. I had a great day with both of you. When I see works of Yayoi Kusama, I will remember you and the wonderful conversations we had that day. Nikko is also an amazing place to visit for an art fan like you, so please come again. Thank you again!!

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