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Hakone Scenic, Historical and Culture tour From Tokyo (Case1)

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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.

Hakone Tour Guide - Kashima H.
Kashima H.
4.66 / 5
(73 reviews)
07:30 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Tokyo

08:30 AM

To move from Tokyo to Odawara by JR Shinkansen Kodama 709 and to move from Odawara to Oowakudani station by Hakone Tozan railway, cable car and Ropeway,

((Enjoyment of riding))

To enjoy Hakone Tozan Railway ,Hakone cable car, ropeway and sightseeing boat (cruise) in Ashinoko-lake. During these riding, you can enjoy the sightseeking of beutiful scenic and Mt.Fuji if weather is fine.

(Hakone Tozan Railway):

This Ride connect from Odawara to Gora as mountain railway and has started to open in 1919.

Switchback: The railway climbs the steep inclined rail by a switchback zig-zag way, changing the direction back and forth.

(Hakone Cable Car):

This car travel approximately 1.2km to connect Gora and Souzan stations in 10 minutes. The difference in elevation is 209 meter. The vehicle of the Cable Car is consist of * units and the floor inside the vehicle is formed as step-wise to fit the slope of the railway.

(Hakone Ropeway):

You can enjoy the views during a 30 minute ride across 4 kilometers between Sounzan and Togendai stations, including Owakudani volcanic valley where sulfurous fumes gushing out of cracks in the earth which make hot spring, Lake Ashi and Mt.Fuji (if whether is fine).

11:00 AM

Oowakudani sightseeing.

Owakudani is one of the most famous scenic spot same with Ashinoko-lake. This volcanic landscape was created 400 thousand years ago and 1,438 meters above sea level. You can see sulfurous fumes gushing out of cracks in the earth.

Kuro-Tamago (black boiled egg) are a special famous food which contain 5 eggs in a pack which are boiled in the hot sulfurous muddy water of Owakudani. It is said that if you eat one black egg, you can extend your life by seven years.

11:50 AM

Move from Oowakudani to Togendai by Ropeway,

Move from Oowakudani to Togendai by Ropeway,

12:50 PM

Sightseeing boat (cruise) in Lake-Ashinoko,

This Cruise operates between Hakonemachi, Moto-Hakone and Togendai on Lake Ashi. You can enjoy beautiful scenery such as green mountains surrounded by sky and lake, wave splash near the Cruise and Mt.Fuji if whether is fine with breathing clear air.

01:10 PM

Lunch near Hakone port,

Lunch near Hakone port,

02:00 PM

Hakone Sekisho including Yosegi-saiku(Original souvenir in Hakone) facility observation:

Hakone-Sekisho (Barrier):

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.


Yosegi-saiku(Original souvenir in Hakone) facility observation:

Wooden work technology originated traditionally in Hakone from Edo period by assembling various different type of wooden material with utilizing various color difference.

03:10 PM

To move to Moto-Hakone by bus,

To move to Moto-Hakone by bus,

03:30 PM

Hakone Shrine,

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.

05:20 PM

To move from Moto-Hakone to Odawara by bus,

To move from Moto-Hakone to Odawara by bus,

06:40 PM

To move from Odawara to Tokyo by JR Shinkansen bullet train,

To move from Odawara to Tokyo by JR Shinkansen bullet train,

Ending Point

At your hotel in Tokyo

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Guide fee,

Pick-up fee at your staying hotel in Tokyo,

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What‘s not included

Transportation fee during this tour for you and a guide in case you move from hotel in Tokyo to Odawara using Shinkansen bullet train (both way): JPY7600/ adult,

Hakone free path ticket from Odawara station for you and a guide: JPY5000/ adult,

Entrance fee for you: Hakone-Sekisho (Barrier): JPY500/ adult,

Lunch fee,

Tour Important Information

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.

3) I prepared the blog of Hakone related items with photos and detail explanation each shown as below,

Blog title: (1)Ashinoko-Lake How this lake was appeared and Various Hakone Sight Spots

(2) Various Rides in Hakone

(3) Hakone Shrine Power Spot to Encourage People

(4) Modern Japanese-style Painting by Natural Mineral Pigments

(5) Natural Mineral Pigments used for Modern Japanese-style Painting

Important message from the guide

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I am now focusing tour guide area for East Japan area such as Tokyo, Yokohama, Hakone, Kamakura, Mt.Fuji, Nikko, Gunma, Saitama and Kanazawa.

However, I can support you for one day trip of Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara and Himeji from Tokyo.

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Hakone Tour Reviews

Enjoyable Day!

We really enjoyed our tour of Kanazawa with Kashima. He knows the area well and was able to streamline the sights for us. Also, he is has a very pleasant personality and speaks English well. We highly recommend booking a tour with him.

Bruce B.

Bruce san, thank you very much for your upmost review for me. I am very much pleased that you could enjoy the Kanazawa tour with me. Kanazawa is said to be little Kyoto by the tour spots of Kanazawa Castle remains, Kenrokuen garden, Samurai residence, traditional shrine, fish market and so-on that are all related to the biggest feudal load as Maeda family during 16th century to 19th century. I think you could relax to see Kanazawa which are not so much jammed compared with Kyoto. We could make funny communication for various interesting topics. Thank you very much for your strong interest for Japanese culture and history. Kashima,

Hakone Tour

Dear Kashima san, Thank you so much for the wonderful trip. We really enjoyed the tour with your local experience and knowledge. Thank you once again

Manish P.

Manish san, thank you very much for your upmost review for me. I am very much pleased that you could enjoy the Hakone tour with me. We visited the area of both Mt.Fuji and Hakone. In Mt.Fuji area, we visited Oshino- Hakkai & surrounding of Lake-Yamanaka. In Hakone, we could enjoy enormous nature such as Oowakudani valley & various riding such as cruising on Lake - Ashinoko and Ropeway. We could exchange lots of information for each tour spots with funny conversation. Again, thank you very much, Kashima

Discovering Mount Fuji and Hakone with Kashima San

I had an unforgettable experience visiting Mount Fuji and the Hakone Shrine with Mr. Kashima as our guide! Mr. Kashima's expertise and passion for the history and culture of each site were evident throughout the tour. He shared captivating stories and insightful details that made each location come alive. The tour was perfectly paced, allowing us to fully enjoy the breathtaking scenery and capture beautiful photos. Mr. Kashima's thoughtful organization and warm hospitality made the entire day a pleasure. I highly recommend Mr. Kashima to anyone looking to explore these iconic Japanese landmarks with a knowledgeable and engaging guide.

Emily A.

Emily san, Matias san, thank you very much for your upmost review for me. We enjoyed Hakone essential sights such as historical spots of Hakone shrine, Hakone Sekisho barrier and traditional culture of Yosegi Saiku technology observation. Also I think you could enjoy enormous nature and various riding in Hakone. Thanks to your deep interest for Japanese nature, history and culture, we could exchange lots of information for each tour spots, Japanese culture & history and so-on. I hope that you visit Japan again in near future so that I can introduce other nice tour spots for you. Thanks, Kashima

$363/ per group

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