Try a real Onsen in quiet Hakone! As Onsen is not the place for cleaning but the place for relaxation, you should know some etiquette before you bathe in, but it's really worth experiencing it. We'll enjoy 2-hour-drive to southern part of Lake Ashi after Onsen. You may be able to see gorgeous Mt. Fuji if weather is good.
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Tenzan Onsen in Hakone
2-hour-drive around lake Ashi by taxi - Hakone Shrine, Onshi park, Amazake-chaya old tea house
Tenzan Open-air Onsen in Hakone is a quiet place to enjoy a real Onsen (hot spring bath). You can relax yourself and enjoy the beauty of natural world while soaking in a hot bath. As Tenzan Onsen is gender specific, I can't help a male go to the bathing area but will help a female if she needs it.
After enjoying the bath, we'll drive to the south area of Lake Ashi, dropping by Amazake-chaya, old tea house, walk around Hakone shrine, and breathe another fresh air at Onshi-park. You may catch a gorgeous view of Mt. Fuji if weather is good.
taxi (Odawara station - about 2500 JPY- Tenzan); taxi (Tenzan-Lake Ashi- Odawara station) - about 26000 JPY; entrance fee to Onsen - 1300 JPY/person; guide's transportation fee between home and Odawara station 2000 JPY; your snack / lunch fee
Please note that there are some rules, or etiquette, for using Onsen:
・Before you enter the open-air Onsen, you need to wash your body at a separate corner, for Onsen is not the place for washing your body; its for relaxation, meditating and contemplating.
・Please help the water always kept clean; wash your body BEFORE you bathe in Onsen.
・Do not use soap in Onsen.
・You could use your towel to cover your private parts until you enter the water; fold the towel and put it beside you while bathing.
・Tattoos are not usually welcomed in Japan; you could enter (if you are not a large tattoo friendly group) Tenzan Onsen but please try to hide them while bathing.
・Taking photos are prohibited inside Tenzan Onsen house.
* If you come from Tokyo, please add 1-3 hours to this plan. Transportation fee will vary with types of railways you'll take.
Ai helped us cover much more of Tokyo in one day than we could have ever done ourselves. We whizzed through subway stations from one corner of Tokyo to the next. I can't believe all the amazing sights she was able to take us to in one day! We laughed a lot and shared many travel stories. Ai did a great job and we are very happy.
Hello Marc, Thank you for writing the topmost review! We were happy we had a great sunny day, which made our long walk and talk in November cosy and comfortable. Please have a safe trip back to your home. Hoping to see you someday, somewhere again. Best regards, Ai
Ai-san was lovely and sweet. She was very accommodating since the initial planning of the tour all the way till we parted ways. Ai was very knowledgeable of all the tour sites, and also took us to local spots. I hope to work with her again.
Dear Ling, Thank you for your top grading!! It is my part to say “Thank you”. I’ve actually realized we could deeply enjoy Hakne even without Mt. Fuji…it was foggy that day….”if we have a great companion”. The time we shared talking over the healthy non-alcoholic Amazake （ sweet fermented rice drink) at a 400-year-old tea house by the old cider trail was really something I’ll never forget. May you both have a brilliant future together. Ai
Ai is not just a great tour guide but also a lovely and caring person. She went out of her way to accommodate and help us with innovative ideas for our Tokyo tour as per our needs and requirements. Will definitely recommend her anytime and will be calling on her on our next trip to Japan next year. She is really the best! Thank you Ai.
Hello I, S, A and A, I can’t find a word to express how I thank you for your extra-super comments. I also enjoyed myself with your beautiful family. Yes, be sure to meet again next year in Japan. Enjoy the rest of your days and have a safe trip back to U.S. Ai
I appreciate the kindness to pick me up although hotel is a little far from downtown. I enjoyed conversation with Ai, she is an intelligent and friendly woman, she shared history of Yokohama and I enjoyed conversation walking around the beautiful seaside. Actually, purpose of this guide trip was learning something new as I wanted to hear real story and I think this trip was worth for it. Thank you for sharing and making good memories.
Dear Youngsun Thank you for your good rating. It was nice talking with a young lady like you from Korea, which reminded me of my good old days with my Korean friend; chatting, laughing, sharing long evening with talking and studying. Sorry it took too long before we finally found a best evening view around the Minato-mirai area. Hoping you’ll have a brilliant future ahead of you. Best regards, Ai.