This Hakone tour is suitable for the tourists from various world wide countries who visit Hakone for the first time. I will help you to make exciting experiences which include the unbiased true stories. For example, during the Hakone tour I can explain how Hakone area in the caldera (93km2) has appeared including Ashinoko-lake, various types of Onsen/hot spring and the history of Hakone shrine.
At your hotel in Tokyo
This museum exhibits mainly field sculpture. The museum site is very wide with lots of green trees and many arts of world famous sculpture masters such as Rodin, Bourdelle, Milo, Moore and so-on are exhibited with around 100 pieces.
As the social meeting place for people escaping to Gora to avoid summer heat or those are the holiday area. This appealing park features beautiful flower throughout the year.
To enjoy Hakone Tozan Railway ,Hakone cable car, ropeway and ightseeing boat (cruise) in Ashinoko-lake. During these riding, you can enjoy the sightseeking of beutiful scenic and Mt.Fuji if weather is fine.
Hakone Shrine is one of the best power spot Shrine in the East of Japan. It is said that the Shrine bring the power to people who plan to do business and daily life including good marriage, traffic safety, exorcism, prayer of school success , safe child birth and prosperous business so that everything is going smoothly.
This is the government (Shogunate in Edo era) checkpoint of Edo period. During the Edo era (17centry – 19centry), Japan was divided into feudal domains which were governed by Daimyo (feudal load). The Shogun(the top of Samurai worriers) had controlled all of those feudal loads by establishing the system obligation of Sankinkotai system. All of the feudal load had to live in Edo and on their own domains in alternate years with their wives and eldest sons be as hostages in Edo.
There were Several barriers in old Tokaido Highway connected Kyoto and Edo (current Tokyo) to check each feudal loads belongings and their wives prevent escaping from Edo. Hakone barrier was the most strict checkpoint place.
At your hotel in Tokyo
Main tour route: 8am departure at Hotel in Tokyo To move to Open air museum by riding on Hakone Tozan Railway -> 10:30am To enjoy Open air museum. (80min) To move to Gora park to enjoy there (60min).--> To ride on Hakone cable car from Gora-station to Sounzan-station (9min) and change riding to ropeway from Sounzan-station to Togendai-station (24 min). Then, to change riding on sightseeing boat (cruise) in Ashinoko-lake (40min). After getting off the boat, to move to Hakone-Shrine by walking (15min) and to do sight-seeking of the Shrine(45min). To move to Hakone-Sekisho by walking to enjoy the old ancient atmosphere of the road called " Tokaido in Edo era (17th - 19th century)/15min. To do sightseeking of Hakone-sekisho (45min).
During above tour timeflame, Sightseeking of beutiful scenic from Ashinoko-lale and shopping.
Pick up fee for a guide: yen2000,
Your Transportation fee : Shinkansen both ways: yen 5600 per person, Hakone free path ticket : yen 4000 per adault person, yen 1000 per child person
Guide tranportaion fee: yen 9600
Lunch fee including a guide
Entrance fee for you and a guide :
Hakone open air museum: yen 1600 per adult person, yen 1200 per university, high sckool person, yen 800 per junior high, elementary person
1) For fairly long walking of sight-seeing, please put on the shoes to walk with ease.
2) Please prepare the cash to spend any train riding, lunch and souvenir.
Kashima was flexible and knowledgeable. We had an itinerary we wanted and he made it happen. We had a group of 14 which included 8 kids. He handled it fabulously!
Linda san, Thank you very much for your great and inspired review for me. It was great time for me to support you,your family and your friends with total 14 people for Mt.Fuji tour. We visited Mt.Fuji area such as Lake-Kawaguchi, Fugaku-Fuketsu, Mt.KachiKachi viewing by Ropeway, Ohhashi bridge hiking over Lake Kawaguchi, Ohishi park and Oshino Hakkai by using a Micro bus. The weather on the day was very fine and I was pleased that all your group could see no more beautiful Mt.Fuji at every visiting spots with the shape of different angle. Specially, I was very much impressed that all 8 kids enjoyed snow and throwing snowball each other which were piled up on the area because they saw actual snow at the first time there. Also, we could enjoy exchanging lots of conversation with you and your group about Japanese history, culture, famous people and daily life comparing with that in your country. I am looking forward to meeting with you again in near future. Thanks, Kashima
Kashima is very good guide who was extremely accommodating and took our U.S. family of 5 round trip from Kyoto to Osaka by train. He planned a very interesting day for us that we enjoyed immensely. A nice variety of sights and experiences at a good active pace. Definitely recommend!
Diane san, Thank you very much for your warm and utmost review for me. It was great time for me to support you and your family for Osaka tour. We visited Osaka castle, Dotonbori including river cruising, Kuromon market and Umeda sky building. I am very much pleased that you, your husband and your three children could have lots of experience and impression of these tour spots. Specially, Osaka castle related with Samurai top worriers with great historical background, the best eating streets in Japan by tasting various interesting foods and overwhelming Osaka night view from Umeda Sky building. Also, we could enjoy exchanging lots of conversation with you and your family about Japanese culture and daily life comparing with that in your country. I hope that you continue to enjoy Japan tour and I am looking forward to meeting with you and your family again in near future. Thanks, Kashima
I organised this tour on behalf of a teenager who is fascinated with the Yamato battleship so this tour had to be very customised and Kashima-San lived up to the challenge! The boy really enjoyed himself. The guide spoke good English, very polite and respectful and he was flexible with the schedule. In fact the family said that they would highly recommend Kashima-San to others who visits Hiroshima!
I-Lin san, Thank you very much for your great and utmost review for me. It was great time for me to support your mother and your family for Hiroshima tour. We visited Yamato-museum where we could see the models (1/10) of Battleship named “Yamato” and lots of other ships and actual objects of submarine & airplane “Zero fighter plane”. There are many historical background explanations, photos and actual objects & ship models exhibited which are historically very important ones manufactured before and during World War2. Also, we visited Atomic bomb dome and Peace memorial museum. I am pleased that we could enjoyed a lot. Specially, your mother's young boy is so clever and has lots of knowledge about Yamato and related Japanese history. I am so much impressive for him. He has so strong curiosity about the tour spots history and we could exchange lots of information each other. I am looking forward to meeting with you and your family again in near future. Thanks, Kashima
Kashima-san organized the timing of the trip very well. Even there were situation where stayed longer than, he did an effort to change the timing of Shinkansen tickets and didn’t try to rush us. He well explained to us history of places we visit and patiently responded to all our questions.
May san, Thank you very much for your great review for me and selecting me as a guide for you precious Hiroshima tour, I am very much pleased that you and your friends could enjoy Hiroshima tour including Miyajima island, Itsukushima shrine, Hiroshima Peace Memorial museum and Atomic dome. These tour spots are historically one of the most important tour spots in Japan which are registered as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Thanks to your strong curiosity, we could exchange lots of deep Q & A about Itsukushima shrine and the detail information of Atomic Bomb attack in Hiroshima city. I am looking forward to meeting with you again in near future. Thanks, Kashima