Japan's Most Favourite National Park with a private guide
Hakone, just one-hour southwest of Tokyo, is Japan's most favourite national park and getaway. If not the most favourite, it has to be one of the most beautiful.
Join me on a one-day Hakone - Tokaido adventure that includes a ride on Japan's fastest train in Japan, the Shinkansen, followed by a pleasant hike through the forest, and rides on several modes of transportation.
From Yumoto-Hakone, we follow the ancient Tokaido road over Hakone Pass stopping at the 140 year-old Amazake-chaya tea house that has been serving travellers for hundreds of years.
From the tea house, we venture onto the old Tokaido road for a pleasant 2. 5KM walk through thick cedar forests over ishidatami stones paving stones, until we come to Moto-Hakone that provides beautiful views of Mt Fuji, weather permitting!
We then follow a course back to Yumoto-Hakone via a pirate ship, a ropeway to the valley of Hell, a cable car ride and a Swiss-inspired funicular train where we retrace our way back to Tokyo. A photographers paradise!
From your hotel to:
- Tokyo Shinkansen to Odawara
- Free Hakone Pass to Yumoto-Hakone
- Bus to Hakone Pass & Amazakechaya
- Old Tokaido Road to Ashinoko Lake
- Hakone Sekicho
- Boat, (Ropeway currently closed), Funicular Gora to Yumoto-Hakone
- Shinkansen to Tokyo
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 10 hours
The ropeway to Owakudani to the cable car to Gora is now OPEN to visitors. Now is a great time to go to Hakone!
We will use public transportation including: subway, Shinkansen Super Express, Local train, Bus, Ship, Ropeway. Cablecar, Funicular
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5000 Japanese yen - Meals and any souvenirs extra.
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Patrick is the ideal tour guide. He's knowledgeable about Japanese history, culture, language, and he's lived in Japan for a very long time so he knows his way around so flawlessly that we had the best views everywhere we went. He is also courteous, engaging, pleasant, and, overall, an enjoyable person to spend the day touring with. We learned so much from Patrick not only about the sights we saw, but also small cultural nuances that we would never have known otherwise. 10/10