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Hakone (Owakudani, Boat Cruise on Lake Ashi, Hakone Sekisho)

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Feel the atmosphere of Hakone volcano, and enjoy the beautiful view of Mt. Fuji and Lake Ashi!

Owakudani and Lake Ashi were made by the volcanic activity of Mt. Hakone about 3,000 years ago. At Osakudani you can see the sulfur vapor blowing up and beautiful Mt. Fuji on sunny days.

From a boat on Lake Ashi you can enjoy beautiful scenery every season.

Hakone sekisho, which was built about 400 years ago, was a facility to investigate travelers. You can learn more about it in Hakone.

Hakone Tour Guide - Hiroshi S.
Hiroshi S.
4.90 / 5
(30 reviews)
08:00 AM

Meeting Point

Your hotel

08:00 AM

Your Hotel

Pick up at your hotel.

08:30 AM

Shinjuku Station

Go to Hakone Owakudani by Odakyu Express "Romance Car", local train, cable car, and ropeway.

11:30 AM

Owakudani

Owakudani is an explosion trail of a crater made by the last explosion of Hakone volcano about 3,000 years ago. White smoke has been laid on the desolate ground, and you can still feel the power of volcanic activity.

At Ohwakudani you can eat a black egg. It is said that if you eat one black egg, you will have a life expectancy of 7 years.

Enjoy the spectacular view of the sulfur smoke rising at Owakudani, and have lunch.


01:30 PM

Boat Cruise on Lake Ashi

Lake Ashi is a long narrow lake with a circumference of about 19km. It was formed about 3,000 years ago in the Hakone volcano's caldera. From the boat you can enjoy beautiful scenery every season.

02:00 PM

Hakone Sekisho

Tokugawa Shogunate placed 53 sekisho (facility to investigate travelers) on major roads across the nation to defend Edo (current Tokyo). Hakone Sekisho (Hakone Checkpoint) was one of the largest checkpoints among them. Hakone Sekisho was placed on the current location in 1619, at the beginning of Edo period. One of the main roles of sekisho was to control "incoming guns and outgoing women", which means to prevent weapons from being brought into Edo, and wives and children of feudal lords from fleeing from Edo.

03:00 PM

Hakone Sekisho

Go back to Tokyo by bus and Odakyu Express "Romance Car".

05:30 PM

Your Hotel

End of the tour.

Ending Point

Your hotel

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

1. Guide fee

2. Hotel pick-up

* Hotel pick-up is included if your hotel is located near a station on JR Yamanote Line or inside the circle of JR Yamanote Line. If extra transportation fees are necessary for hotel pick-up, I will let you know.

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What‘s not included

1. Transportation fee (you and your guide):About 8,000 yen/adult including the express fee of Romance Car.

2. Admission fee (you and your guide):About 500 yen/adult.

3. Lunch (you and your guide)

4. Beverages (beer, juice, etc.)

Tour Important Information

It takes about 3 hours from Shinjuku Station to Owakudani by Odakyu express train, Hakone local train. cable car, and ropeway.

*** FAQ ***

(Q) Can I use the Shinkansen bullet train to go to Hakone?

(A) Yes, you can. In this case I can meet you at your hotel or JR Odawara Station according to your request.

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Hakone Tour Reviews

Hakone Tour!

Hiroshi-san has been really helpful from the get go. He is really knowledgable about the area, and have a lot of suggestions on how to make the day of the trip flow better. He helps in planning the trip, and made sure that the day of the trip progressing smoothly! Would recommend Hiroshi-san to anyone who comes to Hakone!

Laura A.

Thank you for your review to the tour in Hakone. I am very happy to hear our tour was enjoyable. We ate black eggs at Owakudani. I am sure we got a life expectancy of seven more years:-) In addition to Hakone, I can guide you in Nikko, Yokohama, Kamakura, central Tokyo, and so on. I would be very happy to meet you again somewhere other than Hakone!

An amazing tour with a great guide

We had a full day tour of Nikko with Hiroshi. He met us at our Tokyo hotel and helped us travel on the subway to our express train from Tokyo to Nikko. Nikko was an amazing place to visit and made more special by Hiroshi’s knowledge explaining all of the details of the places we were visiting. We plan to book another tour with Hiroshi on our next trip to Japan.

Michael D.

Thank you for your review of the tour to Nikko. I also had a great time with you. Nikko is a small town but the sacred place of Buddhism and Shinto. We could feel the atmosphere of both Buddhism and Shinto. Nikko is also famous for its beautiful nature, especially beautiful red and yellow leaves in autumn. I look forward to seeing you again in the beautiful season in Japan!

Amazing Tour of the Natural Wonders of Hakone

Hiroshi met us at our hotel, helped us navigate our trip from Tokyo to Hakone station and showed us multiple sights in Hakone-machi. We took the cable car up to see the natural beauty of Owakudani volcanic valley and the Ropeway to view Mt. Fuji and eat Black Eggs. We enjoyed the pirate ship on Lake Ashi and the lakeside torii gate and shrine. Hiroshi was very kind and gave us a great full day tour.

Suzanne W.

Thank you very much for your review of the Hakone tour. Hakone was very crowded since it was Saturday. But I am happy to hear you enjoyed natural beauty in Hakone. We saw very beautiful Mt. Fuji, ate Black Eggs, and enjoyed the boat cruise on Lake Ashi. I believe that both of you have increased your life expectancy by more than 10 years because you ate one and a half Black Eggs! I look forward to seeing you again in Japan in the future. Thank you. Hitoshi

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