Hakone Full-Day Private Tour(Tokyo DEP.) with Government-Licensed Guide

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Duration: 10 hours

Departs: Tokyo, Tokyo

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Join us to visit the beautiful mountain resort town of Hakone. Nestled in the mountains, Hakone is a place of natural and artistic wonders. Visit Owakudani to see the ever-rising sulfurous gasses from the active volcano that provides heat to the many hot springs nearby. Try the area’s famous black boiled eggs; turned black and infused with the minerals from the spring. Ride the rope way down the mountain to Lake Ashinoko for a beautiful view of Mount Fuji. Sail across the lake to visit the Torii gate by Kuzuryu shrine to the area’s 9 headed dragon deity. If you are an art fan, try visiting one of the many art museums in Hakone.

Once you have made your reservation, your tour guide will be in touch with you to plan your personalized tour. Please pick between 3 – 4 place to visit. We hope to guide you soon!

Please be aware that Hakone is a mountainous region. If you find walking difficult, please see ‘pick up details’ for private vehicle information.

What's Included

Customizable Tour of your choice of 3-4 sites from 'What to expect' list

Licensed Local Guide

Meet up with Guide in Tokyo

What's Not Included

Any other personal expenses

Entrance fees where applicable (for yourself)

Food and Drink (for yourself)

Other Transportation fees (for yourself)

Round-trip train ticket from Tokyo: approx.5,000JPY(for yourself)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Lake Ashinoko
Lake Ashinoko (芦ノ湖, Ashinoko) 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. The lake's shores are mostly undeveloped except for small towns in the east and north and a couple of lakeside resort hotels.

The best views of the lake in combination with Mount Fuji can be enjoyed from Moto-Hakone (a few steps south from the sightseeing boat pier), from the Hakone Detached Palace Garden and from the sightseeing boats cruising the lake.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu
Hakone Shrine (箱根神社, Hakone Jinja) stands at the foot of Mount Hakone along the shores of Lake Ashi. The shrine buildings are hidden in the dense forest, but are well advertised by its huge torii gates, one standing prominently in the lake and two others over the main street of Moto-Hakone.

A path leads from the torii gate in Lake Ashi up a series of steps flanked by lanterns through the forest to the main building of the shrine, which sits peacefully among the tall trees. The shrine is beautiful throughout the year, and is particularly breathtaking when shrouded in mist.

A second shrine, Mototsumiya ("original shrine") stands at the summit of Komagatake, one of Mount Hakone's multiple peaks. It is accessible by the Hakone Komagatake Ropeway from Hakone-en or via hiking trails.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Hakone Ropeway
The Hakone Ropeway (箱根ロ-プウエイ) is part of the Hakone Round Course, a popular way to visit Hakone. It connects Sounzan Station (at the terminus of the Hakone Tozan Cablecar) with Togendai Station (at the shore of Lake Ashinoko) and stops at Owakudani and Ubako stations on the way. The ropeway is fully covered by the Hakone Free Pass.

The ropeway's gondolas depart every minute and fit around ten people each. Traveling the full length of the ropeway takes around 30 minutes. Along the journey, passengers can enjoy views of the active, sulfuric hot spring sources of the Owakudani Valley between Sounzan and Owakudani and of Lake Ashinoko and Mount Fuji between Owakudani and Togendai if visibility allows. A transfer of gondolas is necessary at Owakudani, but no transfer is needed at Ubako.

1480 yen (one way), covered by the Hakone Free Pass

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Owaku-dani Valley
An active volcano that powers many of the hot spings in the area. Famous for black boiled eggs that are said to bring long life!

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Pola Museum of Art
The POLA group, a skin care and beauty products company, opened the POLA Museum of Art (ポーラ美術館, Pōla Bijutsukan) in 2002 in order to display the extensive private art collection of the company's late owner, Suzuki Tsuneshi.

The museum was built amid a forest of 300 year old beech trees, and although constructed of concrete and glass, it is designed so as not to disrupt the natural environment that surrounds it. To achieve this, the majority of the building is located underground.

The museum features modern and contemporary paintings, sculptures, ceramics and glassware by mostly Japanese and European artists. In addition to temporary exhibits, the museum displays rotating exhibits drawn from its permanent collection which include works by artists such as Cezanne, Monet, Picasso and Renoir.

1800 yen (1600 yen with the Hakone Free Pass)

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Okada Museum of Art
The Okada Museum of Art (岡田美術館, Okada Bijutsukan) is a privately-owned museum showcasing a wide collection of art pieces dating from antiquity to the modern era. Opened in 2013, the museum features a large array of East Asian ceramics, sculptures and paintings, all housed in a very spacious, modern facility surrounded by expansive grounds that feature a Japanese garden, a teahouse and a cafe with hot spring foot bath.

The heart of the museum's collection lies in its huge collection of Chinese and Japanese ceramics and sculptures, which dominates the first two floors, including ancient Chinese bronzes, Tang and Ming porcelain, early Japanese pottery and more. The upper floors focus on Japanese art, with a variety of art forms and time periods represented. Most items on display are labeled with basic information in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

When entering, be aware that the museum's security measures are rather strict, requiring guests to store phones, cameras, bags and even stationary in free lockers at the front.

2800 yen (museum and footbath; 200 yen off with the Hakone Free Pass)
300 yen (garden)
500 yen (footbath only)

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

A field famous for long pampas grass that is most beautiful in the fall.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

The Hakone Open-Air Museum
The most famous art museum in Hakone. Houses a beautiful stained glass staircase.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Choanji Temple
Choanji Temple (長安寺, Chōanji) is a temple of the Soto school of Zen Buddhism in the Sengokuhara area of Hakone. Established in 1356 in a quiet area at the base of a hill, the atmospheric temple has a small network of pleasant walking trails which wind through its wooded grounds and cemetery.

What lends Choanji its particular charm, however, are the over two hundred statues of rakan (disciples of Buddha) scattered around the temple grounds. The statues began appearing in the 1980s and have been accruing ever since. Each statue has a unique face and shape, some contemplative and serious, others casual and humorous, and many show a modern edge in their artistic style and expressiveness compared to other collections of rakan statues.

In autumn, the temple grounds are also one of Hakone's nicer spots to enjoy the autumn colors. The many color-changing trees here usually reach their peak color around mid November.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Hakone Museum of Art
The Hakone Museum of Art (箱根美術館, Hakone Bijutsukan), located in Gora, was founded by Okada Mokichi in 1952. Its sister museum, the MOA Museum of Art was later built in Atami City on the Izu Peninsula.

The museum displays mainly Japanese ceramics from prehistoric times through the Edo Period (1600-1868). These include a number of large earthenware and ceramic vessels such as a haniwa burial statue classified as an Important Cultural Property.

900 yen (700 yen with the Hakone Free Pass)

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Hakone Shisseikaen
The Hakone Botanical Garden of Wetlands (箱根湿生花園, Hakone Shisseikaen) is a botanical garden in the highlands of Fuji Hakone Izu National Park. The park was founded in 1976 as a place to preserve and exhibit over 1700 varieties of marsh and alpine plants native to Japan.

The garden offers a network of boardwalk paths through different types of marshland where you can learn about the plants that populate the wetlands. Information signs are in English and Japanese. The garden is popular during June when its Nikko Kisuge (daylily) are in full bloom, however it is closed during the winter months.

700 yen (600 yen with the Hakone Free Pass)

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Dollhouse Museum Hakone
A quiant museum with a collection of dollhouses from all over the world. A great place for minature lovers.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Gora Park
Gora Park (強羅公園, Gōra Kōen) is a western style landscape park located on the steep slope above Gora Station. It is a relaxing place to unwind and enjoy the scenery and views of Hakone.

Gora Park is primarily a French styled landscape park featuring a large fountain and a rose garden. The park also has two greenhouses, one housing a tropical botanical garden while the other contains a flower garden. Additionally, there is a restaurant overlooking the main fountain, as well as the Hakuun-do Chaen teahouse.

In the Crafthouse visitors can take part in craft activities such as glass blowing, glass etching, pottery and dried flower arrangement. Activities range in cost from 1000 to 5000 yen and take from 30 minutes to an hour to complete.

550 yen (free with the Hakone Free Pass)

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Hakone Venetian Glass Museum
The Hakone Glass no Mori (箱根ガラスの森) features Italian styled buildings housing a museum and shops. Outside is a large strolling garden surrounding a canal like pond. The garden has a number of large glass sculptures laid about it, as well as a cafe with an open terrace at one end where live canzoni (Italian ballads) performances are held.

The Glass no Mori's Venetian Glass Museum houses a collection of over 100 pieces of Venetian glassware. It displays both modern and classical works in all forms including vases, goblets, lamps and sculptures.

The Hakone Glass no Mori is run by the Ukai Group, an operator of themed high class restaurants, which also owns the Kawaguchiko Music Forest at Kawaguchiko in the Fuji Five Lakes region.

1500 yen (1400 yen with the Hakone Free Pass)

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Narukawa Art Museum
The Narukawa Museum of Art (成川美術館, Narukawa Bijutsukan) is a contemporary art museum dedicated to a style of painting known as nihonga. Literally meaning "Japanese-style painting", nihonga are paintings that adhere to traditional Japanese artistic conventions, techniques, tools and materials. The label was originally meant to simply distinguish the art from Western-style paintings, but artists have since expanded the scope of nihonga to also include Western techniques.

Besides the art collection, the museum features an impressive panorama lounge and cafe with large windows overlooking Lake Ashinoko. On a clear day, it affords one of the best views of Mount Fuji, the lake and the floating torii gate of Hakone Shrine.

1300 yen (1100 yen with Hakone Free Pass or online coupon)

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included


Full day but great experience
Jesse W, 17-11-2022
Had a great day on a Hakone tour with Keiko. She helped us find the best way to get from Tokyo to Hakone and met us at our hotel to guide the journey. It was a full day, but she provided excellent guidance on activities and direction for the area, even advising when it might be too much for one day. It was a tiring day, but a good one and I'm glad Keiko was there to help us see this beautiful area of Japan.
Terrific experience of rural Japan’s besuties
brucek236, 20-10-2022
Traveling throughout Hakone is a beautiful experience of rural Japan. The guide Nobu was wonderful at bringing us to all the main stops, with literally 10 changes of transport from trains to ropeway to cable car to boat to bus. It went smoothly and without stress while enjoying the countryside and hills and lake and castle, and a good lunch. A pleasure in all.
Great experience of rural beautiful Japan
bnksd1, 19-10-2022
All parts were memorable as we covered a lot of ground, with ten changes if transport, easily done due to friendly knowledgeable guide Nobu. Hekone region is good immersion in a lovely region.
Hanoke Tour
Y6763ZUmarkf, 18-10-2022
We had a great day with Yumi at Hakone. She took us to many of the hot spots. She was very friendly and provided us with lots of her knowledge and legends. The weather was fantastic although we were only able to see the tip of Mt. Fuji as Yami would say "the mountain is quite shy". Yumi was prompt and did a great job planning and communicating with us. Definitely would do it again.
Hakone: lake Ashikono and Mount Fuji summit tour
jasonbN6436ZU, 10-10-2022
My tour guide Minoru was really knowledgeable. Even though due to cloudy weather the view of Mount Fuji was not super clear but he took me to spots to have the best views possible. He also was very helpful to aid me in buying a train ticket to Kyoto. I learned unique things about the Hakone area, such as the prevalence of onsens and black eggs cooked with steam from the volcanic sulfur ridges !

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