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.
At your hotel in Tokyo
I will pick you up at your hotel. Pick-up time depends on the location of your hotel.
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.
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.
We have lunch at a local restaurant in Gora area.
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.
You will take a colorful well-designed "Pirate Ship," taking about 30 minutes.
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.
End of the tour. I can escort to your hotel if you request it.
Tokyo station or Shinjuku station
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.
*hotel pick-up in central Tokyo
*guide's entrance fee
*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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
We had a lovely visit with our guide. She was very helpful and informative. We especially liked the walks in the gardens
I'm happy you liked the Japanese gardens with summer flowers. It was a lovely morning for me, too. Thank you for joining, Sally.
Attentive, very friendly, helpful, competent, highly recommended
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