Hakone and Onsen Experience tour (from Tokyo)

Day Trip
English, French, Japanese (Native)
10 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

Hakone is one of the famous popular hot spring resorts in Japan, that is not far from Tokyo. You can enjoy Hakone's beautiful nature including Lake Ashi, valleys and mountains, and can relax in a local hot spring bath "Onsen," which will be an incredible experience. It's convenient and efficient to take the Ashi cruise, ropeway, cable car, mountain train and bus with Hakone one-day Pass.

Yuka S.
4.87 / 5
(30 reviews)

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Tokyo

08:30 AM

At your hotel in Tokyo

I will pick you up at your hotel. Pick-up time depends on the location of your hotel.

09:20 AM

Shinjuku station or Tokyo station

You will take "Shinkansen" super-express train from Tokyo to Odawara. Or if you are staying in Shinjuku, it is possible to take an Odakyu express train called "Romance Car" at Shinjuku station.

Please let me know if you have JR Pass valid on the day.

11:30 AM

Hakone Open-Air Museum of Sculptures

They have 120 sculptures outside and Picasso Pavilion. With "Hanoke Pass," the discount entrance fee is 1,400 JPY. You can skip here if you would like to have more time in the Onsen spa.

12:50 PM


We have lunch at a local restaurant in Gora area.

02:10 PM

Owakudani Valley

Owakudani is an area dotted with hot spring boiling spots with sulfurous smoke gushing from the earth. It is on the way down to Lake Ashi by ropeway. If it is a fine day and can see Mt. Fuji, we take more time to walk to the photo spot.

03:00 PM

Lake Ashi Cruise

You will take a colorful well-designed "Pirate Ship," taking about 30 minutes.

04:30 PM

Hakone Yuryo

Onsen experience at Hakone Yuryo. The water is natural hot spring that is alkaline and good for skin. You can use public baths in the public area or reserve a private room with a big bath.

07:00 PM

Tokyo station (Shinjuku station) or the place of your convenience

End of the tour. I can escort to your hotel if you request it.

Ending Point

Tokyo station or Shinjuku station

What to Expect

You will have experience of taking Onsen with natural hot spring water. And you can appreciate beautiful sceneries of mountains, valleys and the lake, and the view of Mt. Fuji from Lake Ashi if weather permits.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

*guided fee

*hotel pick-up in central Tokyo

*guide's entrance fee

What‘s not included

*transportation fee (you and guide): Hakone one-day Pass 6,100JPY per adult, 1,100JPY per child 6-11 years old. When you have JR Pass valid on the day, you take Shinkansen bullet train. In that case, one-day Hakone Pass costs 5,000JPY per adult, 1,000JPY per child.

*food and drinks are not included.

*your entrance of Onsen spa: I recommend Hakone Yuryo spa, where you can book a private room with a bath. It costs from 8,600 JPY, and that depends on the width of the bath. I'll book a room after I get information about you.

Important Information

I can guide you in Kyoto, Nikko, Hakone if you pay my tranportation fee.

In order to avoid the crowds, weekdays are recommended.

1. Your and guide's transportation fee is not included. One-day Hakone Pass is 6100JPY per adult.

2. Please wear shoes that are easy to walk in.

3. This tour is recommended on weekdays. On Sundays and national holidays, roads are busy and you may have to wait for long time at every place.

3. If a typhoon or stormy weather is prospected, the tour is cancelled with 100% refund. That is because wind and fogs prevent us from taking the pleasure ship and vehicles.

4. Mt. Fuji may not be seen due to weather conditions, but the tour will not be cancelled and refunds will not be issued for this reason.

5. In Onsen, people with tattoo are not accepted in public baths. Let me help to reserve a private room with a bath in that case.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time



Angela W.

5 / 5
Sep 20, 2023

We loved Yuka showing us around Tokyo.

It was our first morning in Tokyo and we are so glad we found Yuka to show us around. She was friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We learnt a lot about the history of Tokyo and Japan from her. Thank you Yuka!

Yuka S.

Thank you, Angela, so sweet. It was really nice meeting you and your family. Your trip has just started. I hope for good weather and lovely days for you! You must have already enjoyed Sumo.


Marion P.

5 / 5
Sep 12, 2023

Wonderful day with Yuka

I had a very pleasant day with Yuka The tour was well planned and adapted to my wishes We have visited many places:eastern gardens, tsukiji, Ueno park, sky tree and Yuka was able to answer all of my questions, she s very knowledgeable. She is also made me very confortable and explain me japonese traditions She likes her city and with her you will love it as well!

Yuka S.

Thank you very much for your kind and warm words, Marion. I also enjoyed walking with you. I'll always try my best to improve the tour.


Sally N.

5 / 5
Sep 10, 2023

Very helpful

We had a lovely visit with our guide. She was very helpful and informative. We especially liked the walks in the gardens

Yuka S.

I'm happy you liked the Japanese gardens with summer flowers. It was a lovely morning for me, too. Thank you for joining, Sally.


Thomas B.

5 / 5
Aug 2, 2023

Great guide

Attentive, very friendly, helpful, competent, highly recommended

Yuka S.

Thank you for sending your greatful comment. You will be in my wonderful memory forever.

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