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Custom Private Tour in Hakone with Optional Hot Springs Experience

Highlights
  • Private tour of Hakone with a personal guide
  • Visit Hakone Shrine and Hakone Yosegi Zaiku
  • Relax in the tranquil ambiance of a traditional teahouse
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Custom Private Tour in Hakone with Optional Hot Springs Experience
From $226.65
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Without Open Air Hot SpringMost Popular
This is a regular private tour without open air hot spring experience.
From $226.65
With Open Air Hot Spring
At the end of the tour, we'll stop by a local open air hot spring by a stream. This is traditional Japanese Onsen(hot spring) experience. No swimsuits allowed, men/women separated.
From $249.32
Overview
Customize your private tour of Hakone, a popular destination in Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park known for its hot springs resorts. Visit area attractions with your own professional guide, including Hakone Shrine, the crafts village of Hakone Yosegi Zaiku, and a traditional Japanese ‘kominka’ house. Tea is provided at one of Hakone’s age-old teahouses. Opt for a ride on the Hakone Ropeway cable car with views of Lake Ashi and Mt Fuji, and/or enjoy a riverside soak in a local ‘onsen’ (open-air hot spring).
What to Expect
Pick up at your hotel/ryokan in Odawara or Hakone area at between 9am to 10am. You can also be picked up at Odawara Station or Hakone Yumoto Station.

Visit Owakudani Valley to see an active volcano and enjoy stunning view of Mt.Fuji(weather dependent). Later visit 1260 years old Hakone Shrine, one of the oldest shrines in Japan, and your guide will share a lot of insights about its history.

After lunch proceed to one of Hakone Yosegi Zaiku store, Japanese traditional crafts then visit the Onshi Hakone Park for beautiful Japanese gardens and great view of Lake Ashi and Mt.Fuji. Then the guide will take you to walk the historical road of Tokaido and rest at one of the oldest tea houses in Hakone.

Hakone is also famous for its hot spring, also called Onsen in Japanese, and local open-air hot springs by a stream experience is also an option for you to choose. If you choose to visit this local open air hot springs, the tour needs to skip one or two places described above to finish in time.

After the tour ends, you will be transferred back to your hotel/ryokan, Odawara Station or Hakone Yumoto Station.
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Reviews (18)
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Amazing Day and Guide in Hakone! Definitely a Must Do!!

We hired Shin of Explore Hakone for a one-day private tour. Shin was awesome.....very knowledgeable of Hakone, it’s history, plants and sakura trees to name a few. He also took us to a special area to get great photo of Mount Fuji and Lake Ashli....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Shin-Kaneko, Owner at Explore Hakone, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you again for visiting Hakone and using my service on the other day. It was a really nice day and I was very happy to show you the beauty of my hometown Hakone. I hope you all enjoyed the day as well as the...More

Reviewed October 28, 2018
Hassle-free in exploring Hakone, highly recommended!

Highly recommend this private tour by Shin-san to those who would like to explore the Hakone area in a relax & hassle free manner for a culture exchange. Shin-san has been helpful & straight-forward in organizing this tour, e.g. suggesting dinning venues not on our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Shin-Kaneko, Owner at Explore Hakone, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Thank you so much for visiting Japan and my hometown Hakone! It was my great pleasure to meet all of you and spend such a great and fun day with you all! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed the day too :D I...More

Reviewed October 15, 2018
Awesome Day in Hakone with an Amazing Guide

We hired Shin Kaneko of Explore Hakone for a one day private tour of the Hakone/Odawara area in early October. He was fantastic to work with and gave us a day we will never forget. Our contact with Shin began several months before we arrived...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Shin-Kaneko, Owner at Explore Hakone, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2018

Thank you so much for visiting Japan and my hometown Hakone on the other day. Yes, we were very worried about what the typhoon would have left. But it turned out to be one of the best days in the season! I still can't believe...More

Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile
Perfect day with Shin in Hakone

My husband and I spent the day with Shin in Hakone, and it was certainly a highlight of our trip to Japan! Shin was the perfect guide: fluent in English, friendly and accommodating, and extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the area. He grew up in...More

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Shin-Kaneko, Owner at Explore Hakone, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Thank you so much for visiting Japan and Hakone! It was really nice meeting both of you. You definitely brought sunshine to the area and we were really lucky to see Mt. Fuji very clearly all day long. I hope you're having a great time...More

Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile
One of the BEST tours ever!

Our tour guide, Shin, is a highly knowledgeable, attentive, and kind-hearted tour guide who is passionate about sharing the beauty and history of Hakone and the surrounding area with people from around the world. Shin provided us with a very informative, highly enjoyable and truly...More

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Shin-Kaneko, Owner at Explore Hakone, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Thank you so much for joining my tour on the other day and post a review! It was really nice meeting both of you and guide here in my hometown. I think the weather was not the best but I'm really happy to hear that...More

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Hakone area is a 40-minute bullet train ride from Tokyo -- the train station is actually located in Odawara, which is about 7 km (4.5 miles) from Hakone . So if you take an early bullet train out of Tokyo (by 8 or 9 am) to... More
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