Hakone is a volcanic mountain and onsen hot spring resort about 1 hour from Tokyo, en route to Kyoto. It is efficient to travel around the Lake Ashi, Hakone Shrine, volcanic fumarole, museums and historical sites using a Hakone Free Pass. If there is any particular place you wish to visit, please let your guide know your request!
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Odawara, Hakone-Yumoto or your hotel in Hakone
Lake Ashi Cruise on a sunny day make you feel so good!
Learn and feel Japanese history a little, with a walk on the 400-old cedar avenue and a visit to Hakone Checkpoint?
Hakone Shrine has a popular photo spot of a red torii gate in the lake.
Narukawa Art Museum on the Lake Ashi has beautiful Japanese paintings and may offer you a stunning view of Mt. Fuji from its windows.
Aerial gondola will take you to Owakudani fumarole!
Hakone Museum of Art with a beautiful moss garden and a rock garden
Popular Open-Air Museum with modern sculptures and Picasso collections
Stroll Miyanoshita town and enjoy window shopping for antiques!
Odawara, Hakone-Yumoto or your hotel in Hakone
Although I already have a rough framework of your itinerary, it will be completed by your inputs of your interests and preferences. We cannot cover everything in the "highlights" section in the 7 hour-tour (I have to ask you to make choices), but your guide has some other options and ideas to make your tour pleasant and fruitful.
guide fee, hotel pick-up in Hakone area, and weekly COVID-19 testing of the guide
transportation fee (you and guide): ¥4600 for Hakone Free Pass per person from Odawara (¥5700 from Shinjuku), lunch, admission fees (¥1300 for Narukawa Art Museum, ¥1600 for Open-Air Museum, ¥500 for Hakone Checkpoint); transportation fare of the guide to the meeting point (About ¥2000 to and from Hakone-Yumoto for example)
The guide lives near Hakone and Odawara, and the tour basically starts from these areas. Please ask the guide for availability if you wish to have a hotel pick-up service from Tokyo or elsewhere.
View of Mt. Fuji and some of the ride attractions depend on weather, and the latter is also affected by intensity of volcanic activity.
Customers with cardiac and respiratory diseases are not advised to take the aerial gondola over the Owakudani Valley (fumarole field). Please consult the guide for an alternative plan.
If you are staying at a hotel near Shinjuku, you may want to use Odakyu Romancecar, which you can ride using a Hakone Free Pass from Shinjuku to Hakone-Yumoto, by paying additional express charge of ¥1110.
If you have a JR Pass, or staying at a hotel near Tokyo or Shinagawa station, Shinkansen bullet train to Odawara may be fast and convenient.
My wife and I and our friends were on a Viking cruise and stopped at the port of Shimizu. Fortunately for us the cruise ship was staying overnight in Shimizu and we were able to book an eight hour tour. Fumie met us at the cruise port at 9 AM. Fumie had arranged for a private car and driver for the four of us to visit a tea plantation, have a delicious lunch in a "farm to table" restaurant, go to the World Heritage site and museum of Mt. Fuji, visit the waterfalls by Mt. Fuji and taste sake at a sake factory. It was a busy day but because we were a small group we did a lot. Fumie is truly a professional. She offered us options on things to do in and around Mt. Fuji. Her English and her personality are excellent and she gave us insights into the people of Japan. She respected our physical abilities as senior citizens and planned a pace accordingly. I highly recommend Fumie as a tour guide.
Thank you, Roger-san, for the great words on me. It was a pleasure serving your team and I hope you will come back in the future. Wishing you the best, Fumie
Our journey to Hakone was a great one. We had 13 people in our troop with kids, seniors, adults etc. She managed the group very well, helped all of us stay on time and made sure that we covered all things that were discussed when the booking was made. The original ropeway was closed for volcanic activity and she was very efficient in changing our itenary so that we could still do an alternate ropeway and enjoy the same things that we had originally planned for. I will totally recommend anyone to appoint Fumie as their guide. Thanks again Fumie.
Thank you, Deepa-san, for letting me help your extended-family trip. I hope you enjoyed the trip as much as to make you want to come back to Japan sometime in the future. I hope you and your big family will be happy and prosperous as ever.
Fumie planned a most delightful day for our group of 10. She went to great lengths before and during our tour to ensure there was something for everyone. We exchanged several messages and she integrated all of the info i gave her about the ages and personalities of our group members into an inpeccably planned customized experience. She even took on connecting us with charter bus company. I cant sufficiently express our gratitude - the day was perfect.
Hi Paul-san. Thank you so much for very quick and good review. You were a fantastic leader of your team. Mt. Fuji even smiled to you despite rainy/cloudy weather forecast. I wish every one of you good luck during the rest of your trip and life ahead!
3 senior couples had an amazing day with Fumie while our ship was in Shimizu. We had the perfect view of Mt. Fuji from Lake Tanuki. We were amazed at the beauty of Shiraito no Taki Waterfalls and Otodome no Taki Waterfalls. Fumie guided us through the Sengentaisha Shrine and our final destination was the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Center. Fumie is very charming, proud of her county, speaks excellent English and knows the perfect angles for the perfect photographs. Thanks Fumie for a great day.
Thank you, Claudia-san, for taking your time to write such a superb comment on me. You have a great family and friends! I wish continued good health and happiness to you all!