Hakone in a national park has an easy access from Tokyo for a 1-day trip. It is a volcanic area where you can see Mt Fuji on a very clear day and experience Japanese culture, history and great nature using a mountain train, a cable car, ropeways, a cruising ship and a bus. It has quite a different atmosphere from central Tokyo's.
Please select one by one from A and D in the highlights below.
Shinkansen platform or Marunouchi North Exit in Tokyo Station
A-1 Hokone Open Air Museum with Picasso Pavilion and sculptures (entrance fee JPY1,400 for adult)
A-2 Hakone Gora Park with a Japanese tea house (matcha green tea JPY500)
B Owakudani Boiling Valley where you can enjoy black eggs. Eating one egg could expand your life by 7 years
C Lake Ashi cruise with a Pirate Ship
D Hakone Barrier Station & a former site of an Imperial Villa
You can explore Hakone by using Hakone Free Pass that allows you to use almost all the transportation, and also give some discounts at shops and museums in that area. Hakone has quite a different atmosphere from central Tokyo's, so you can expose yourself in rich nature. If you stay over night there, you can enjoy onsen hot spring after this tour.
-all arrangements for your tour
-Transportation fare (You=JPY4000 / Guide=JPY12000)
-Entrance fees of museums (1500)
-Tea gathering cost (you&guide, JPY500 per person)
I haven’t obtained the specific certificate that allows me to issue tourist visas. So I can’t accept guide requests now.
Weekdays are recommendable to avoid the crowds.
1: Hakone is a risky area to go through because it is easily affected by conditions of the weather and sulfur gas. There are some things to note as follows.
a)The Owakudani Ropeway and Pirate Ship are sometimes suspended. When they are suspended, we have to get in bus or taxi instead.
b) Pregnant women and people who have some problems with the heart or the lungs are not allowed to take Owakudani Ropeway due to sulfur gas.
c) The temperature of Hakone is always lower than that of Tokyo. Please bring your jacket and umbrella, and wear comfortable shoes.
2: If you don't use the JR Pass, I will make a custom tour. Please feel free to contact me.
Eriko was a great guide at Hakone, we were luck by the beautiful day and got to enjoy a lot Eriko’s tour. She was kind and took us to special places. Thanks Eriko!
Thank you so much, Daniel, for a great review. Yes, we did enjoy everything on a perfect day. That's one of my best tour days in Hakone. I hope my tour becomes a good memory of your stay in Japan. Eriko
Our group of four were treated to a wonderful day in Tokyo with Eriko. Eriko has great English skills and her genuine interest in the city really made our day. We will be back next year with a bigger group and we will definitely book Erico. Thank you so much Erico you were awesome.
Thank you very much for a great review! You are a group of humorous people, so I myself enjoyed the tour and being with you. It’s a nice memory and I really hope to see you again next autumn. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan! Hurrah! All Black!!!
ERIKO made our 1 day Tokyo tour THE highlight of our Japan trip. She planned out the day efficiently with the sites we wanted to see, using different modes of transportation, as well as added her own touches to make it a special day. We were meeting 2 Japanese friends, that we haven't seen for 40 years.... She communicated well with all of us, and was an active part of the conversation and activities of the day. She had great visual aids. And selected a perfect lunch venue to eat Japanese pancake. The only way to describe our day was WONDERFUL!! We would definitely recommend ERIKO. AND we would definitely hire her again if we get back to Tokyo. The Morton's from Nebraska, USA
We had a perfect day in Tokyo thanks to Eriko who planned a wonderful itinerary for us. She was punctual, knowledgable, and very helpful in making sure we enjoyed this great city. We appreciate her taking the time to explain details and history of various landmarks we visited. Thank you very much Eriko.
Hi Raymond & Margaret, Thank you very much for a great review. You are very intersted in Japan’s history, so I was happy I shared my knowledges about Japan. Hope you totally enjoyed your trip to Japan, and hope to see you again some day! Take care !