Odawara castle town one day tour

Highlights

Shin Y.

4.96(57) reviews
Hakone
English, German
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

Odawara city is located south-west of Tokyo one and half hour train riding. There used to be more than 100 castles in warring time of Japan, but few castles are extant. Together with Osaka,Nagoya and Himeji castle, Odawara is so popular. It was led by a famous and clever warlord, named Hojo-Soun. It is showing not only beautiful design but showing the turbulent war time in the 16 century.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At your hotel inside Tokyo Metropolitan district, 23 wards.

Odawara castle and its history gallery

Seafood restaurant and green tea

Ending Point

At your hotel inside Tokyo Metropolitan district, 23 wards.

What to Expect

1. Experiene a warring period and Japanese castle in the 16 century.

Before Japan was unified by samurai hero, Tokugawa Ieyasu, more than 100 warlords lived a battle life day after day.

You will get to know the Japanese samurai history through seeing castle and museum exhibit.

2. Delicious sea foods and green tea.

Odwara is famous for local ocean products such as dried-fishes and soybean-based healthy meal.

Kamaboko and Chikuwa, steamed fish paste cake, are tastier with Japanese beer even white wine.

There are a lot of seafoods groceries and restaurants to try.

3. Easy access to Hakone hot springs resorts.

Hakone-Tozan railway take you to the Hakone hot spring resorts from Odawara station. Needless to say, Hakone is one of the most famous hot springs of Japan. It is possible to experience short hot spring bating by day trip.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

1. Tour guide fee

JPY 30000

What‘s not included

Estimated budget for a tourist ( yen per head)

1. Transportation

From your hotel to Odawara station by JR railway or Odakyu Railway by round trip

In the case of JR railway round ticket is 2980 yen.

Hakone-Tozan Railway round ticket from Odawara to Hakone-Yumoto is 620yen

So total is 2980+620=3600 yen by round ticket

2. Lunch and beverages

3. Hot spring short time experience

About 1000 to 1500 yen

Important Information

For the tour between Tokyo and Osaka,Kyoto, another JPY 8000 shall be added to guide fee as a train ticket for guide.

1. Casual and relax wear are recommendable.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

Vaidyanathan S.

Feb 2, 2020

Tokyo, Kamakura and Sumo Wrestling

Mr. SHIN was amazing, polite, insightful and very hard working by going above and beyond to give me the best experience of Japan. Even before I landed in Japan, Mr. SHIN on his own send me different routes options to come from airport to my hotel. He even visited my hotel a day before my arrival to understand what’s near my hotel and send me details and pictures of my hotel. Even before my tour with Mr. SHIN started, I was overwhelmed with his superior proactive customer service. He really wanted me to have a very good time in Japan. A day before my tour started, I came to know there is Sumo wrestling tournament in Tokyo where all the tickets were sold out. I asked Mr. SHIN if there is any way I can get to see Sumo as it was bucket list item for me. Mr. SHIN did his research and picked me from my hotel early 6:00 am to the line up outside the Sumo stadium in snow-rain conditions as they had 300 open ticket for that day’s tournament for folks who lineup early morning outside the stadium. Ticket counters opened at 7:45am and we were 247th in line and did get the tickets to experience amazing Sumo tournament later that day at 3:00pm. Mr. SHIN knowledge of Tokyo is amazing, and he took effort to understand my interests and mapped the tour as per my interests. On day 2 based on my interest in shrines and culture we made a last-minute plan change and took off to Kamaukura in train and my boy it was amazing experience. Mr. Shin covered Tokyo and Kamakura in 2 days for me. Every morning we started very early and stayed outside late. I was inspired by Mr. SHIN’s energy and enthusiasm. He really wants his guest to have a good time in Japan and get the best experience of his country. He is truly a great ambassador for his country.

Shin Y.

Hello Mr. Vaidyanathan Seshan. Thank you very much for your nice review. I think your busy Japan tour has been successfully completed. I’m so happy. As you say, especially first visitors need various information like transportation, shopping, dining as well english communication situation. I feel good when my guest can have a smooth tour. Remembering some activities of our days, especially the Sumo match,I never forget your great passion! I really appreciate your patience in snowy cold morning to get limited number of tickets. Lucky us we made it! But it’s worth waiting in a long line to get it because Sumo shows us a lot of interesting things. Small wrestlers sometimes kick out bigger guy. We can feel great power and guts through that. Thank you again I wish happiness of you and your family ! SHIN.

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Lisa K.

Jan 2, 2020

Shin is family!!!

As a guide, Shin went above and beyond for our group. We had some specific requirements, and he had no problem mapping out the perfect route. Shin is your family member in Japan. He invited us to his home for tea and sweets. Generous with his time and heart. Besides being a guide, Shin kept in touch with me way in advance to help me plan this trip to Japan. He went above and beyond to help us deal with transporting our luggage through Yamato. Words cannot describe his generosity and kindness. You are not only hiring a guide with shin, you are gaining a personal pal to help you on your whole journey to this amazing country! Arigatou gozaimasu!

Shin Y.

Hello Lisa san, Our tour time was short and is already gone, but now is the time to remember a lot of memories in Kyoto. Thank you very much for your sincere and nice comment. I am so happy to know your Japan tour has been successfully ended and already flied back to the home. In 1000 years old capital Kyoto, we experienced historical temples and shrine visits, tasting green and plum team, happy hour at local vegetarian restaurant. I wish you and your friends happiness and prosperity in near year 2020. Arigato gozai-mashita, mata aimasho !

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Baron S.

Oct 15, 2019

A great representative of Japan!

Shin was amazing! I hope to see him again next time we are in Japan. He truly cares about you enjoying Japan. He did a lot of things on our tour that were way beyond what was expected just to make sure we enjoyed our time there. When we look back on our time in Japan, the kindness of Shin will be one of the things we remember the most!

Shin Y.

Dr.Baron, Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. Despite a half day tour from Osaka sea port, we enjoyed Osaka castle, the samurai history in the 17th century, and at Sumiyoshi shrine we could feel the sacred Japanese shinto atmosphere. I am looking forward to seeing you again hopefully in the season of cherry spring. I always wish you happiness and prosperity from Japan.

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Shelly P.

Sep 26, 2019

Unique perspectives and insights!

Shin provided a customized day in Kyoto for us. As our plans changed, Shin was able to adapt the itinerary to include a tour of a sake brewery and squeezed in a quick silk kimono fashion show! The Fushimi-inari shrine was as dramatic as expected, the other shrines we visited were lovely, we enjoyed some great street snacks and a fascinating traditional lunch. All in all, our time with Shin was a highlight of our nineteen days in Japan.

Shin Y.

Hello Shelly san, I really appreciate wonderful review. Getting to know your long day Japan tour successfully ended, I feel so happy. And I am glad we could visit many unique places in Kyoto not written on a guide-book, super off-the-beaten-paths. Though Kyoto is small town, so many charms are orderly packed inside like a jewelry box. Springs of the cherry blossoms, summers of the festival, falls of color foliage and winters with crispy fresh air offer beautiful seasonal faces all the time. I am listening nice songs produced by your son, nice musician, and also my grand kid enjoys 3-D picture book every day. I am looking forward to seeing next chances from my heart. Thank you very much ! SHIN.

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