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.
At your hotel in Tokyo or any place of your convenience
- meeting at the place above for the excursion
- express train ride to Hakone Yumoto via Odawara
- fun vehicle rides; Hakone Tozan train (hill-climb train), cable car, airly gondola
- breathtaking view of active volcanic zone
- why don't we try the 'longivity' black eggs?
- beautiful caldera lake and fun boat ride
- the travelers' checkpoint between the historical path between Kyoto and Edo (Tokyo)
- fun walk along the cedar avenue
Relaxing time at either of the museums on your choice
- departing Hakone area for Tokyo
- the end of the tour
At a terminal station in Tokyo or any place of your convenience
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)
★ 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.
※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.
We met with Tomoko over zoom to discuss an upcoming trip. Her suggestions and insights to our desired itinerary were incredibly helpful! Would recommend :)
It was my great pleasure to share my experiences and thoughts when you plan your family trip to Japan. You have a half year ahead, so I'm sure you'll make a great itinerary satifying all your family members:) Thank you again, Willow!
I had an awesome day in Tokyo with Tomoko! She was very flexible with some last minute changes to the itinerary and showed me so much of Tokyo over the course of our time together. I still can't believe how much ground we covered during the day! Tomoko was also very patient and was so kind to teach about Japan's history and language. She indulged my questions and she also is a fantastic photographer -- she happily captured many moments and shared them with me during our trip around Tokyo. We had ample stops for food / drinks / restrooms and the improvisation as we went along added to the experience. Tomoko accommodated my asks, but I get the impression she can meet any needs and customize them to make it work. I highly, highly recommend a tour with Tomoko!
Thank you for your review just after our tour, Wilson! I’m surprised myself that we covered so many places with natural flow visiting Tsukiji, Ginza, Tokyo Station, Imperial Palace Garden, Nezu shrine, Yanaka residential/temple town (with encounter with the artist’s wife), Meiji Jingu, Harajuku, and Shibuya. We tried so many good foods like sushi, strawberries, rice-shop-made rice balls, and that tasty coke, etc. I’m so glad you ventured and enjoyed the little seasonal squids (Hotaruika) and ‘anago’ sea eel! Thank you also for your sincere interest to our history and language. It’s a brief, first visit to Tokyo after your business trip, but I’m sure you’ve got a lot of stories to tell to your sweet wife waiting for your return. Thank you again:) - Tomoko
Tomoko speaks excellent English. At our Zoom meeting, she was able to use technology to provide me with information on the screen. She is easy to talk with. I found our consultation to be very helpful and highly recommend her.
Thank you for taking your time to write the review, Deborah. Glad to hear the session was helpful for your planning and future visit. I was impressed by your profound passion and understanding of Japanese traditions and culture. Thank you again!
We spent a day with Tomoko this week. We were first time visitors, so on day 1 Tomoko was able to give us a good sense of the city. We visited traditional shrines and temples, took in view sites, saw the Imperial Palace and experienced some street life too. We walked a lot, took trains and admired her energy and enthusiasm and liked her and sense of humour. She got us ready for the week ahead. Tomoko is really great and was a perfect guide for us with an excellent command of English! ????????
Thank you so much for the review, Mark. It was my great pleasure to be part of your merry band of travelers. Yes, we walked a lot, caught a lot of beautiful/interesting sights, tasted good food, talked a lot , and above all, laughed a lot:) It was me that was more impressed by your diverse interests and energy! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you again, Mark, Naëtt, Sang & Mike!