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.
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).
Direct bookings are not accepted. Please be sure to contact me in advance of your desired tour date.
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 4 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 8,500 yen (about $65) per adult including Hakone Pass. When we use the Shinkansen, it costs about 12,000 yen (round trip, about $92) per adult including Hakone Pass. If you have JR Pass, Shinkansen fare is free. So it costs 6,100 yen (abut $47) per adult only for Hakone Pass. (rate:131 yen/ $1)
Lovely day trip from Tokyo with Toru. His tour was interesting, covered much ground/topics and he went above and beyond to ensure we had a memorable day and experience.
Hello Kathy and Greg, thank you very much for your warm comment and high rating on the tour. I'm very hornored to receive it. I was so happy to share a pleasant time with you and your family. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in another season in Japan. Please give my best wishes to your healthy mother and your lovely children.
Toru was an amazing guide around Tokyo. My family and I (including a baby) had a wonderful time. We learned a lot about the places we visited. Toru is accomodating/flexible to our needs and he communicates well in English. He's also very helpful on giving us tips for the rest of the days we are in Tokyo. We'll definitely book him again when we return to Japan.
Thank you very much for your review and high rating on the tour. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour and my proposals were helpful for you. I sincerely hope that the typhoon don't interfere with your path. I'm looking forward to seeing you and a little grown-up your daughter in the near future. Plese say hello to Daniel and Precilla. Thank you again and see you soon.
Toru is a great tour guide. He organized everything ordered tickets in advance, planed schedule very well. He is pleasant, attentive and answered all of our questions. We recommend him highly. We’ll take another tour with him when we return to Japan.
Thank you for choosing my Hakone tour and for your positive feedback. I’m very glad to hear that you enjoyed your experiences on the tour. It was incredible that we could see the whole figure of Mt. Fuji all day long despite the rainy season. I hope your lovely family will enjoy the stay in Japan and looking forward to see you again
I’m so thankful to Toru for an amazing day in Hakone. Toru is one of the best hosts I’ve ever had. Made sure to pick me up, get me home and even happy to help with things like assisting me to get a travel card and helping me plan out trains etc for my days here. As well as an amazing tour which I highly recommend to all , I also recommend Toru as an incredible and gracious host that goes above and beyond to ensure your Japan experience is the best it can possibly be. Thank you for the best day
Hi Michael, thank you very much for your warm comments and high rating on the tour. It's my honor and will be great motivations for the future tours. I was so happy to share a pleasant time with you and view such a beautiful landscape of Mt. Fuji. I hope you'll enjoy your first trip to Japan and go back to your country with pleasant memories and beautiful pictures.