Active Volcano, Crater Lake, Old Tokaido Highway
Hakone Museum of Art, ropeway across the mouth of active volcano Owakudani, cruise across volcanic crater Lake Ahisnoko (views of Mt Fuji weather permitting), walk part of the Old Tokaido Highway which links modern capital Tokyo with Japan's ancient capital Kyoto - Hakone Checkpoint, Cedar Avenue, Amazake Chaya (teahouse that has been in business on Tokaido for centuries)
Meet me lobby of your hotel, briefing and walk to nearest bus stop, bus ride to Hakone Museum of Art, cable car up to the top of Souunzan active volcano, ropeway across active volcanic crater Owakudani, cruise across Lake Ashinoko, walk through Hakone Checkpoint, along Cedar Avenue to MotoHakone, picnic lunch by the Lake (buy our surplies at the convenience store), bus up to Amazake Chaya teahouse (currently in its 13th generation of management) for traditional Japanese refreshments, walk back down forest clad Old Tokaido Highway to Lake Ashinoko (Motohakone). Bus back to your Hakone hotel. Involves about 4km of walking, mostly along Old Tokaido Highway - please wear comfortable walking shoes with good grip and bring a parka in case of rain.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: I will meet you lobby of your hotel
Duration: 8 hours 30 min.
All public - local buses, cable car, ropeway, cruise, walking
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
7000 JPY - JPY7,000 per person. transportation, museum entry, lunch and afternoon tea. This doesn't include Transfers from/to your hotel to/from Tokyo Station, bullet train tickets Tokyo-Odawara to start the tour and Mishima-Tokyo after the tour Approx. JPY10,000 per person (although these can be covered with a valid Japan Rail Pass). Doesn't apply of course to folks staying in Hakone and starting/finishing the tour at their hotel there.
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
Japanese Law prohibits guides from driving, so many of my tours use our excellent public transport system, often including Japan's iconic bullet train zooming along the base of Mt Fuji (visible weather permitting). My tours are low carbon.
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Tremendously friendly. Helpful. Great guide. Helped us get to him from Tokyo. Then showed us our tour spots. Great backstories. History. Relaxed. Very informative. Steered us through a maze of transportation combinations. Payment combinations. Effortlessly. Would have taken us twice the time to see half as much. Probably would have annoyed people figuring things out. But not with Tony guiding us. You are in excellent hands and if I return he is who I will call.