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Private Hakone - one day trip from Tokyo

10 Hours
up to 6 people
English ( Business ), Japanese ( Native )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Private day trip to Hakone only for you and your group, starting from Tokyo. Surrounded by great nature with Mt.Fuji view, museums and hot springs, Hakone is one of the most popular destinations as a break from Tokyo. By using ”Odakyu Hakone Freepass”, we can enjoy various types of transportations such as Ropeway, Lake Ashi Boat Cruise, cable cars and Tozan Train(mountain tram) to get around.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Kaori.

  • Hakone Shrine

  • Lake Ashi Boat Cruise

  • Hakone Ropeway

  • Owakudani Valley (Volcanic activity and eat black shelled eggs)

  • Cable car + Hakone Tozan Train (Tozan train is suspended due to typhoon damage)

  • One more spot to choose as your preferences.

  • (option) Hakone Checkpoint and hiking along old cedar promenade.

  • (option) Hakone Open Air Museum (Sculptures, Picasso Gallery, Foot-bath.)

  • (option) Hakone Art Museum (Art with beautiful moss garden. Green Tea. )

  • (option) Gora Park(French-style garden and traditional Japanese Tea Garden. )

  • (option) Onshi-Hakone Koen Park (Former Imperial villa site.)

  • (option) Onsen (hot springs) experience

  • (option) Odawara Castle

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Departure & Return

Depart From Tokyo
Starting time 08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel or preferred place in Tokyo
Ending Point At your hotel in Tokyo, or any designated place in the area

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up, hotel drop-off

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), food and drink (you and guide), entrance fee (you and guide)

Main fees:
【Basic Plan】By Romance Car total : ¥7,920 (per person)
Details: Hakone Freepass from Shinjuku (Valid for 2 days ・All inclusive ticket ) : Adult ¥5,700 / Children ¥1,500 (Includes : Odakyu Lines between Shinjuku and Odawara, buses, boat cruise, ropeway, cable car, Tozan Train in Hakone area)
Romance Car Express charge : adult ¥1,110 / Children ¥560 ×2 times
【Shinkansen Plan】With JR-pass ¥4,600, Without JR-pass ¥11,160 (per person)
Details : With JR-pass, Shinkansen ¥0 +Freepass ¥4,600
Without JR-pass, Shinkansen (Tokyo - Odawara) ¥3,280 ×2 (round trip) = ¥6,560
Hakone Freepass from Odawara (Valid for 2 days ・All inclusive ticket ) : Adult ¥4,600 / Children ¥1,000
【Private Car Plan 】from/to Tokyo (10〜11H) *Advanced booking required.
¥60,120(Sedan up to 4 people including guide.)
¥61,170(Wagon(ALPHARD) up to 6 people including guide)
¥72,120(Wagon(HIACE) up to 9 people including guide)

*Highway tolls, parking lot fees, admission fees are to be paid separately.
Estimate Highway tolls : Metropolitan ¥1,320+Highway ¥2,040 (one way)×2 times=¥6,720

+Transportation fee at the destination : ¥2,690 per person
(Tozan train, cable car, one section of ropeway, pirates boat)


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For real tours,
● If tour starts/ends outside Tokyo
My tours basically start from Tokyo and end at Tokyo. If starts/ends outside Tokyo, I need to ask you to cover my transportation fee to/from Tokyo. Thank you for understanding.

● About Car Use in Japan
Guide fee doesn't include hired cars and transportation fee. Tour guides are not allowed to use their own cars by national regulation. Only certificated drivers with registered cars for business-use can offer paid transportations in Japan. Sorry for inconvenience.

●Tozan train between Hakone-yumoto and Gora has beeb suspended due to typhoon damage since Sep 2019. Substitute bus route is offered instead. To avoid waiting for buses, taxi is recommended.

- I recommend that you take this tour on weekdays to avoid congestions if you can.
- Please understand it takes at least 1 hour to get to Hakone, and congestions might affect our itinerary.

- Important【Volcanic gas warning for people with diseases.】
Owakudani is a popular tourist site with volcanic activities. But for those people who have Heart diseases, Asthma, Respiratory diseases and other health prpblems are not supposed to use ropeway between Ubako and Sounzan (including Owakudani) . If your group have someone with health problems, please let me know in advance.

- We can enjoy the view of Mt.Fuji from many places in Hakone if the weather permits. Visibility is highly dependent on the weather and the season. →check F&Q

- In case of extremely bad weather such as heavy rain, strong winds, storm, foggy and snow, the ropeways and Ashi Lake Boat Cruise might either be suspended or unable to operate as scheduled. Please understand that we'll take alternative transportations instead in the emergency. read more

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I see Mt.Fuji from Hakone?

Yes. If the weather permits, you can enjoy Mt.Fuji from a lot of places in Hakone. Visibility of Mt.Fuji is highly dependent on the weather and the season.

- Visibility throughout the year is about 40% for completely and 58% for partly according to research.
- Visibility is higher in the mooring than in the afternoon, as fog comes out as the temperature goes up.
- Visibility is higher in winter than in summer as the air is clearer.
- The best visibility : October〜February. The least : June 〜August.

Which is better for Mt.Fuji, Hakone or Kawaguchi-ko?

Hakone and Kawaguchi-ko Lake are both nice Mt.Fuji viewing spots. If you want to see big Mt.Fuji, I recommend Kawaguchi-ko Lake, cause it's nearer and bigger. Also if you're photo lover and want to shoot lake reflections of Mt.Fuji, the Fuji Five Lakes is place to go.
→Check my tour for Mt.Fuji (Kawaguchi-ko)

From Hakone, you can enjoy Mt.Fuji view if weather permits, but smaller than one from Kawaguchi-ko Lake. You can enjoy unique volcanic site of Owakudani and deep mountain nature with famous hot springs. Transportations around Hakone such as ropeways, cable cars, mountain trains are fun to experience.

Can I do both Hakone and Kawguchiko in a day?

Basically Hakone and Kawaguchi-ko sightseeing takes a day trip each. The distance between them is about 50km, but takes more than you expect, because Hakone is very mountainous, then roads are narrow and often has traffic congestions. So, doing both in a day is not so recommended, but it's possible if you take a hired taxi or van for a whole day from/to Tokyo.

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from GoWithGuide.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 53 )
4.9 (53) Reviews
Very Good
Sasibha Sasibha Thailand ( Family )
1 year ago

“ Caring Professional Friendly Guide ?? ”

We spent the day with Kaori going off the beaten track in Nikkō. From the start, Kaori has been very responsive and clear in her communications. We knew exactly what to expect. We had a lovely day learning more about Japanese history and culture which was made fun because Kaori has a great sense of humour. She is very perceptive and caring as well. Thank you very much Kaori-San for a memorable day and many lovely photos - we only realised when we got back that we didn’t have one with you. Hopefully, we can spend some time together again on another off the beaten path trip and maybe we can take one then. Wishing you all the best.


Thank you for giving me an excellent review on me and my tour, Sasibha-san. We had a really beautiful relaxing day in Nikko's great nature. Your requested spot in Nikko was a hidden gem of Nikko even for Japanese people. We (our driver and I ) also enjoyed this tranquil onsen village wth you. Your family is so warm, beautiful family to be with. I enjoyed talking with each of you. And I was amazed how experienced you are as traveler in Japan. I'm so happy you love Japan so deeply. I should have taken a photo all together! I'm looking forward to hearing you from again for another adventure! Take care. Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Rowena Rowena Philippines ( Family )
1 year ago

“ Tokyo One-day as You Like ”

We really like our tour with Kaori. She was very accommodating. An excellent photographer. She brought us to a great place for lunch. That was an unexpected but surprisingly good choice. Kaori knows the history of the places we went really well. She taught us how to use the subway. We appreciate her for taking an extra hour in order for us to complete the tour.


Thank you for giving me an excellent review, Rowena-san. I'm so happy you liked photos I took for you. And I'm also happy that you all liked okonomiyaki lunch. I hope your sister makes okonomiyaki and yakisoba well at home! I was impressed that you all are into Mori museum exhibition. I'm glad we could have enough time for you to enjoy the exhibition at your own pace. I'm really looking forward to your coming back to Japan and seeing you again. Of course, your families, relatives and friends are welcome anytime! Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Liz Liz Australia ( Family )
1 year ago

“ Senso-Ji Temple Harajuku Meiji shrine Shibuya ”

Kaori was fantastic. We are a family of 6 travelling to Japan for the first time. Kaori made our first day in Tokyo so easy. We learnt how to navigate the rail system & experienced so many things & places just like the locals. Kaori set us up for the next few days with maps & train information. She was a blessing. We would recommend her to anyone travelling to Japan.


Thank you for the kindest review, Liz san. And thank you for taking time for writing review while you’re still on holiday here. I’m glad to hear you feel easy to get around Tokyo after my tour. Your family are all bright and so friendly to me. I really enjoyed talking with each of you. I hope you have a lot of fun in skiing in Hakuba! Looking forward to meeting you again some day. Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Sulina Sulina Philippines ( Solo )
1 year ago

“ Kaori 1st day ”

First day with Kaori was super good even though we just met, it was like we were best friends. We talked anything and she brought me to a shopping haven which was not in the itinerary for the first day and i was very grateful that she brought me there the "Nintendo shop" that was recently opened last Nov. 2019.


Thank you for the warmest review even while we’re still having tours, Sulina san! For me, it felt like same. I’m so grateful you have been friendly and enjoying time with me since first time I met you at the airport. I’m happy you loved Nintendo shop. It was lucky for me to know your favorites as you happened to tell me you like Nintendo games. I’m sure we’re having a wonderful time today, too. Thank you for your friendliness. Hugs and kisses, Kaori

Marilu Marilu United States ( Family with kids )
1 year ago

“ Long Lay over trip ”

Kaori was great guide. Very organized.


Thank you for giving me an excellent review, Marilu-san. I'm glad I could offer an unique tour for your 15 hours' lay over in Tokyo with some interesting Japanese experiences. Looking forward to next opportunity and spending more time together! Hugs and Kisses, Kaori

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