I will pick you up at 8:00 at your hotel in Tokyo, and start the tour from Tokyo Sta. by Shinkansen (bullet train) or Shinjuku Sta. by Odakyu Express. After arriving at Odawara Sta. we will go up to Mt. Sounzan and Owakudani Volcanic Valley by mountain train, funicular cable-car and gondola ropeway, cruise through Lake Ashi in a Pirate Ship, visit Hakone Shrine and go back to Tokyo or to Shinjuku.
At your hotel in Tokyo
At your hotel or railway station nearby
Hakone and Lake Ashi is the most popular resort in Japan to which, they say, 20 million people visit a year because of its beautiful scenery, hot springs and easy access from Tokyo. It's worth trying to see Mt. Fuji. (Unless it's rainy or heavily cloudy, you will see the touching view of Mt. Fuji from Owakudani and Ashi Lake)
You will not walk so long time as every visiting spots are connected with trains, cable cars, rope-ways and pleasure boats in Hakone area.
Guide fee, hotel pick-up in 23 wards of Tokyo, etc... ,
Transportation fees (you and guide), lunch, entrance fee if any, etc... ,
I am able to guide you almost every day except every 3rd Wed of the month on which I attend Haiku gathering. I will reply to you within 24 hrs with rough itinerary for your tour.
Transportation fee and lunch of you and a guide will be paid by the client.
- If you pay extra service charge for 10,000 yen, I can also guide you to Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and/or Shiga.
- If you want me to meet up at Narita Airport, it costs 6,000 yen. Hotel meetup inside Tokyo 23 wards is free. Outside of the area costs extra.
- If you book me before sending an inquiry, please note you may be requested to pay extra guide fee for hotel meetup (about 2,000 JPY) depending on the location.
Mt. Fuji can be seen (if weather is fine) but visiting Mt. Fuji is not involved in this tour, because this excurtion tour through Hakone Caldera (from Odawara→Gora→Mt. Sounzan→Owakudani Valley→Ashi Lake→Odawara) is perfect with its scale and spectacular views.
We were very lucky to have Yasuro as our guide for 4 days. He is so kind, accommodating and knows Tokyo very well. We are happy that we were able to see so much! Thank you very much , Yasuro!
Dear Rita Zaklis, Thank you very much for your kind comments on me. It was my pleasure to guide you in Tokyo City and Hakone; especially in Hakone, we were so lucky that we were able to see top of Mt. Fuji from the ropeway though it was cloudy. Please take care of your selves as you are travelling around Japan in the cruise ship. I'll do hope you will finish the tour in Japan without any problem. Thank you again. Best regards, Yasuro
We did the 7 hour walking tour of Tokyo with Yasuro. Because we were first timers in Tokyo he took us to the main highlights of the city. We had a great time and he told us many interesting things and we learned a lot from him. We made some requests and changes during the tour and he was very patient with us and flexible. He really went out of his way to accommodate all our requests. Thank you Yasuro for making our stay in Tokyo memorable.
Dear Karen V., Thank you very much for your kind comments on me. It was cloudy in the morning, but changed to sunny day because of the power of Kannon, the goddess of mercy of Asakusa Temple.. I hope Kannon will protect all of you from evils during your voyage. Thank you again. Best regards, Yasuro
Had a blast and great experience with our guide
Dear Gail A. & Family, As if it predicts your family's bright future, it was so fine day that we could find very clear view of Mt. Fuji with snow on its top. Thank you very much for everything you gave me today. Best regards, Yasuro
We spent 3 very pleasant days visiting Tokyo and Hakone with Yasuro. As first time visitors to Japan we were lucky to have him as our guide who went out of his way to help us get orientated. Knowledgeable, friendly and very thoughtful Yasuro is great company. and highly recommended. Thank you for 3 memorable days and a fabulous start to our trip to Japan. Dōmo arigatōgozaimasu Yasuro.
Dear Mr & Mrs Tony B, Thank you very much for your generous compliments on me. It was my pleasure to guide you for three days in Tokyo and Hakone & Lake Ashi. We were lucky enough that those three days were very fine and even Mt Fuji could be seen from the bullet train and Owakudani Valley on the third day. Please visit Japan again with your other family members. I always welcome you. Thank you again. Best regards, Yasuro