Hakone is an ideal and exciting destination to enjoy beautiful Japanese nature, thrilling real volcanic activity, Japanese history, culture and hot-spring (Onsen).We start from Shinjuku to Hakone by a Romance-Car. (For JR Pass holders, we use a Bullet train)
Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.
At your hotel in Tokyo (23 wards) or in Yokohama
I will customize the tour according to your request.
Odakyu Romacecar: Comfortable riding reserved Romacnecar for about one and a half hour from Shinjuku to Hakoneumoto.
Hakone mountain train: Famous for its switch-back system.
Owakudani Valley. It literally means
Riding a rope way and enjoy panoramic view of Hakone’s nature, breathtaking beauty in seasons.
Lake Ashi Cruising by Pirates ship:
Hakone Sekisho (Check Point): Hakone Check Point was settled in 1619. It was the biggest and most important check point to control arms entering Edo and women attenpting to leave Edo.
At your hotel in Tokyo or At hot spring facility when you choose Onsen option.
You can enjoy breathtaking natural beauty of Hakone.
Various means of transportation ( Hakone-mountain-railway, cable-car, rope-way and the Pirates-ship)
Visiting Hakone Check-point. The Lake Ashi cruising by Pirates ship.
Watching real volcanic activity at Owakudani (a boiling valley or called a Hell valley).
You can see Mt. Fuji on clear days. (It depends on the weather condition and seasons)
**An option......After the tour, you can experience a real Hot-spring at Hakoneyumoto if you'd like.
It's only several minutes from the station by shuttle bus.
I will take you there and help to how to experience the Japanese hot spring.
I will also give you a detailed instruction how to return to your hotel in Tokyo.
* guide fee
* hotel pick-up fee (in Tokyo 23 wards)
* guide's lunch
transportation fee for you and a guide during the tour
* transportation fee:
The total transportation fee (a round ticket) for adult is about 8,000 yen and for children between 6~ 11 years old is about 2,600 yen.
which includes all transportation fee to/from Shinjuku to Hakoneyumoto. (Express Romcecar, Pirated ship, Rope way, Cable car, Hakone mountain train and buses).
(children under 5 years old is free of charge)
* admission fee
* your lunch and food
**Option Hot spring experience ....Ordinal hot spring bath .....1,500 yen (adult) 750 yen (child)
Private hot spring bath for a family ...4,500 yen~
** We visit Hakone by Odakyu Romancecar using "Hakone Free Pass".
* *If you are Japan Pass holders, We use a Bullet Train from Tokyo (or Shinagawa) to Odawara instead of a Romance-car.
** The possibility of Mt. Fuji viewing depends on the weather condition and the seasons. (High percentage in Autumn and Winter)
** The rope way is often suspended by the natural hazards. In this case, a guide will take an alternative means of transportation.
** A hot spring is not available for people who with the tattoo.
Shizuko was great with me and my family. We had 2 kids on the tour and she accommodated all of our special requests to ensure we had an awesome time. The highlights were how she came prepared with great facts and details and how she interacted with my kids, they are 12 and 9. She is top notch and if we ever come back and need a guide we will definitely use her again. I highly recommend her services.
Dear Olivia, Thank you very much for your wonderful review for me. I really appreciated it. I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour with me. I was so happy to see that your children could get their favorite toys at the Kiddy Land. And it was fun to talk and share time with your mother, too. Thank you again for having me as your guide this time. Please give my best regards to your husband, mother and lovely two children. I hope you enjoy the rest of your days in Japan and see your again someday in the future. Shizuko
We enjoyed a wonderful day with Shizuko inspite of the rainy day, she changed our tour because of the rain for other fun things to do & to see some other great site's which turned out to be a great day of enjoying Tokyo, Thankyou Shizuko for helping our tour with you being Fantasic for us 4 Aussies, Allan, Annette, Judy & David
Dear Allan, Annette, Judy and David, Thank you very much for sending me such a wonderful and warm review. Your kind review really encouraged me. And I’m so glad to know that you were satisfied with the tour with me. Because it was too heavy rain to take a waterbus and we had to change some parts of the original plan. I appreciate for having me as your guide. I hope you had enjoyed other districts in Japan, too. If I have a chance to see you again in the future, it would be great. Thank you very much again, Allan, Annette, Judy and David! Shizuko
Suzuko was our guide for two days in Tokyo. It was easy to work with her prior to our visit to develop a plan that efficiently fit in all of our wish list sights. Most importantly, she was a delight to be with—her English was perfect, she was extremely knowledgeable, was flexible when we wanted to linger or move along and quickly picked up on our interests so she could adjust the pacing and focus on information that she thought we would find interesting. She went above and beyond!!! When she met us for the second day of touring she came with tons of information for the rest of our stay. She wrote out instructions for the taxi driver to get us to the correct entrance to the Tokyo station for our bullet train, wrote out subway directions to get us there, drew a map of the relevant area of Tokyo station so we could find the office we needed to redeem our vouchers, wrote out instructions and a map of how to redeem our Suica card and gave us maps and guidebooks for Kyoto. She even texted me with restaurant recommendations while we were in Kyoto. We couldn’t have found a better guide.
Dear Eva, Thank you very much for your warm and kind review. I am so happy to know that you were satisfied with my guiding in Tokyo. Although the second day of the tour was extremely cold like winter, I was glad to complete the tour to the end. I hope you've enjoyed many things in Tokyo including a hot spring bath in Shinjuku. I hope to see you again sometime in the future. Please give my best regard to Alexa. Thank you very much again, Eva.
First time in Japan and as a solo traveler and she helped me ease up on the nerves I've had and made feel more comfortable around Tokyo and the transit system. She is very knowledgeable and friendly and shown me aound from Asakusa to Shibuya on the Yamanote Line and even to Odaiba. We even went to a Maid Cafe in Akihabara, which was the highlight of the tour I would say. Haha. I still find it funny that you shown me the Statue of Liberty for the first time and as an American I never seen the New York version. A Japanese person showing an American the Statue of Liberty. Haha, I'll never forget that. Overall, sad to see the tour is over. Loved you being my guide! Would book again if I could!
Dear Eric, Thank you very much for your wonderful review for me. I’m so glad to know that you enjoyed and were satisfied with the tour with me. I myself enjoyed the touring you and had a nice experience at Maid Café especially. It was so lucky for us to enjoy their pretty dancing and singing at the stage. I had also funny feeling to guide you (an American) the Statue of Livery in JAPAN. You have a lot of plans to do in Japan, I hope my guiding will help you to get around by yourself easily all over Japan. I hope you'll enjoy the rest of your days in Japan to the fullest. If I could have a chance to guide you again, it would be great. Thank you again. Shizuko