Expose yourself in Mother Nature
Hakone is in a national park with easy access from Tokyo for a 1-day trip. It is a volcanic area where Mt Fuji is visible on very clear days. You can reach it by taking the Shinkansen Bullet Train or the limited express train. Then the mountain train, the cable car, the gondola, and the Pirate Cruising Ship take you to popular scenic places in there.
Hakone is blessed with rich nature, onsen hot springs, historical sites, and museums. These attractions would satisfy you who want to experience something special.
Below is a list of recommendable places. My national license card covers all the entrance fees of museums.
1. Hakone Open Air Museum with Picasso Pavilion and sculptures
2. Hakone Gora Park with a Japanese tea house
3. Hakone Check Point
4. Marquetry Shop
5. Imperial Palace Garden
6. Avenue of 400-year old cedar trees
7. Mishima Skywalk (optional, extra charge)
This tour is delivered on weekdays only to avoid time-consuming waiting time when you get on public transportation.
*A customized tour is available for travelers without the JR Pass or travelers who want to use a private car. Please send me a message for the customized tour.
* The following people are not allowed to get in Owakudani Ropeway due to strong sulfur gas. (Pregnant women, pacemaker holders, and people with asthma) I will change the tour route.
8:30 hotel meet
9:00 Tokyo to Hakone
10:00 activity (activities and lunch)
17:00 disbands at Shinkansen Odawara Station
(18:00 Tokyo Station)
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Suggested by Guide: I will meet you at the Shinkansen platform.
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station
Duration: 10 hours
The tour route is subject to weather conditions.
Shinkansen Bullet Train, mountain train, cable car, gondola, ship and bus
- Guiding Services
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10000 JPY - *Hakone Free Pass (JPY4,600)
*entrance fees (Hakone Open Air Museum, Hakone Barrier Station, Hakuundo Tea house
*lunch (approx. JPY2,000)
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I don't drive. My tours are always based on public tranportation, but I use a taxi when needed.
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Although the weather was foggy and rainy, we still enjoyed the day with Eriko. She was very personable and used very good English.