1 day Hakone tour from Tokyo by Shinkansen

Hakone is a popular hot-spring town located near Mt. Fuji, about 100 km south-west from Tokyo. There are many sightseeing spots such as Lake Ashi surrounded by beautiful mountains, unique museums including the Open-air museum, Oowakudani or Great boiling valley and Mt. Komagatake.

Eddy Murayama

Contract Type

The standard tour covers the followings.
A) Shinkansen (We will use the bullet train between Tokyo and Odawara)
B) Lake Ashi (Splendid mountain views from a large ship)
C) Hakone check point (A historical site and unique souvenir shops)
D) Owakudani (Great boiling valley: visiting by cable car to see volcanic activity)

C and D can be changed to the optional spots below.
E) Hakone Open-air Museum (Harmony of art and nature)
F) Mt. Komagatake (Panoramic views from the summit)

What You Can Expect in this Tour

(A) Shinkansen
We will take the Shinkansen or bullet train which runs over 250 Km/h between Tokyo and Odawara that is an entrance town to Hakone. It takes only half an hour. So, this is the fastest and the most comfortable way to get to Hakone.


(B) Lake Ashi
Lake Ashi was formed in the caldera of Mount Hakone after the volcano’s last eruption 3000 years ago. Today, the lake with Mount Fuji in the background is the symbol of Hakone. It is very refreshing to cruise across the lake by a large ship.


(C) Hakone check point
It is a historic checkpoint on a main old transport route to and from Tokyo. Today, you can experience the history from this well restored facility. It is fun to see unique traditional crafts at some souvenir shops near the checkpoint.


(D) Owakudani (Great boiling valley)
It is a volcanic valley with active sulfur vents and hot springs. It was created around 3000 years ago, as a result of the explosion of the Hakone volcano. It is a popular site for its scenic views and “black egg” — a local specialty of eggs hard-boiled in the hot springs. Eating one is said to add seven years to your life.

(E) The Hakone Open Air Museum
It is the place where you will feel a harmonic balance of art and nature by exhibiting various sculptures on hills surrounded by beautiful mountains.


(F) Mt. Komagatake
From Lake Ashi to the mountaintop of Komagatake, it takes only 7 minutes by cable car. You will see Lake Ashi spread under the sky and on the sunny day Mount Fuji can be overlooked.



Important Information
Language: English
Number of guests: up to 4
Meeting Time: at 8:00 am (recommended, flexible)
Meeting Place: at your hotel in central Tokyo
Dismissing Place: at the meeting place
Serving hours by the guide: 9 hours

(1~2 persons) 40,000 JPY per day
(3~4 persons) 44,000 JPY per day

guiding fee including tax
transportation expenses(the guide)
(Not including)
transportation Expenses (you)
meal (you and the guide)

Estimated local cost:
Shinkansen train fare between Tokyo and Odawara: adult 7,880 JPY
Hakone free pass (bus, mountain train, cable-car, ship): adult 4,600 JPY
Open air museum’s admission fee: adult 1600 JPY
Mt. Komagatake cable car fare: adult 1600 JPY
(The expense of a child is usually half of adult expense.)

Lunch: 1,000~1,500 JPY

Before you apply for this guide tour, you need to read the following explanation.
Booking Process
Guide Business Stipulations

(1) We walk a few km in a day. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
(2) If the weather is not good to walk, we might stay at a museum or a shop near our destination.

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If you are interested in this tour, please e-mail to the following address.
e-mail: eddy.murayama@i3ws.co.jp