Hakone is the attractive destination for one-day tour because of its easy access from Tokyo, many hot-spring resorts, and abundant natural beauty including a view of Mt. Fuji and Lake Ashi. And it's also been a sacred religious site for mountain worship since ancient time. In this tour, we’ll visit three must-see spots in Hakone: Lake Ashi, Owakudani Valley, and Hakone Open-Air Museum. They will be a wonderful memory for you in Japan.
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at your hotel in Tokyo. If your accommodation is far away from a station or located in a place difficult to find, the meeting place might be changed to the nearest station to your accommodation or the other appropriate spot.
meet at the lobby of your hotel. The time might be altered according to the place of your hotel.
take a limited express from Shinjuku to Hakone.
It's the entrance to Hakone area. We take a local bus to Lake Ashi.
You can enjoy 30 minutes cruise in the beautiful lake viewing Mt. Fuji.
We take Hakone Ropeway at Togendai Port and enjoy twenty-minute stroll in the air. Owakudani valley is located in the top of a volcano and you can see hot steams rising strongly from all over the valley. This is also one of the best spots to look over the magnificent view of Mt. Fuji in Hakone.
There are many good restaurants for lunch in Hakone as a popular resort. A delicious lunch is one of the pleasure in the tour.
Opened in 1969, it's the first open-air museum in Japan. About 120 sculptures created by world's famous artists are displayed on a hillside. You can enjoy walking through the arts for an hour.
take a limited train to go back to Shinjuku.
at your hotel in Tokyo. If your accommodation is far away from a station or located in a place difficult to find, the break-up place might be changed to the nearest station to your accommodation or the other appropriate spot.
1. The tour includes three must-see spots in Hakone. In particular, weather permitting, Owakudani valley and Lake Ashi are one of the best spots to see Mt. Fuji in the area.
2. In Hakone, you can enjoy various types of transportation including a rope-way, cable car, pirate ship, mountain railway and bus, as well as limited express Romance car.
3. I'd be glad to rearrange the tour according to your requests.
4. Delicious lunch is one of the pleasure of the tour.
guide fee, hotel pick up and drop-off
transportation fare for you and guide(about 7,000 yen per adult), attraction fee for you (Hakone Open-Air Museum 1,600 yen), and lunch fee for you and guide (about 2,000 yen per adult).
1. If you have JR Pass, please let me know in advance. You can go to Hakone by Shinkansen Bullet train with free in just 30 minutes from Tokyo.
2.This is a tour enjoying walking around the sightseeing spots like locals. You are recommended to wear shoes suitable for walking. We usually don't use tourist taxies.
3.If you have any food restrictions such as vegetarians, no-sushi, please let me know in advance.
4.The tour is not covered with any travel insurances. I'd recommend that you buy your own travel insurance in case of any unexpected accidents and losses, or breaking other's properties. Of course, I'll do my best to keep you away from such risks.
5. The request of this tour is accepted 3 days before the tour.
There are two ways to go to Hakone : Limited express of Odakyu Railway, and Shinkansen of Japan Railway. In Hakone, we use Hakone Free Pass which makes all transportation free.
We usually use Odakyu Railway with a reason to economy. It costs about 7,000 yen per adult including Hakone Pass. When we use the Shinkansen, it costs about 11,000 yen (round trip) per adult including Hakone Pass. If you have JR Pass, Shinkansen fare is free. So it costs 4,600 yen per adult only for Hakone Pass.
Courteous, knowledgeable, friendly etc etc. only positive words to describe him:. We are here from New York and are seeing neighborhoods and attractions and Toru explains everything. Highly recommend!
Hi Anthony and Maria, thank you very much for your warm comments and high rating on the tour. It's my great honor and inspiration for a next guide. Although the consecutive 6 days tour was challenging for me, I could enjoy guiding thanks to your cooperation. I also admired your lovely children. Please be careful for flue after you get back to NY. Looking forward to seeing you again without worrying about the virus.
Excellent guide knowledgeable pleasant and lovely sense of humour. Has excellent English.would highly recommend him.. John and Irene
Hi Irene, thank you very much for your review and high rating on the tour. It’s my honor and a great motivation for future tours. I heard a news on your ship. I really wish the problem will be settled soon and your journey continues.
We really enjoyed our day with Toru. His English is excellent as is his knowledge of history, religion, and culture. We also recommend touring Kamakura, as it had a totally different vibe from the big cities. Toru also found us a great little tempura restaurant for lunch. We appreciated him escorting us back to the ship. Highly recommend.
Hi Linda, thank you very much for your review. As you say, Kamakura is a lovely city to explore for one day in terms of Japanese history, religion, and food. I'm happy to learn you enjoyed them through the tour. I was impressed with your interests and knowledge about Japanese history and literature. I enjoyed very much spending with you for one day in Kamakura. Thank you again and please say hello to Scot.
Toru was a great tour leader. He’s very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and courteous. We spent the day enjoying Tokyo on public transportation. We traveled distances and visited sights through the eyes of a local. Lunch was enjoyed at a typical local spot serving traditional food. I highly recommend Toru.
Hi Rose, thank you very much for your comment and high rating on the tour. It will be my great motivation for the future tours. I was so happy to share a pleasant time with you and your group. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the season of cherry blossoms and hope you enjoy the continuing journey.