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Explore Hakone

Hakone-machi, Japan
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About Explore Hakone
Explore Hakone specializes in 100% customized private tours. You can visit many places in just one day with a licensed local guide. Reservations are required for all tours.
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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).
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shin-san was more than great during our tour. I wasn’t sure what to expect. However once we met him and got going it was a wonderful experience, despite the weather. He was more than happy to tell us about his hometown and all the history...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Shin-Kaneko, Owner at Explore Hakone, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting Japan and my hometown Hakone on the other day! It was such a great opportunity for me to guide you all. It was a shame that the weather was not perfect yet I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shin is an amazing, knowledgeable guide! Despite the cold and rain, we had a wonderful time on the tour and learned a lot. I've been recommending Shin to any friends I know planning to visit the area. On top the tour of Hakone, Shin also...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Shin-Kaneko, Owner at Explore Hakone, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for visiting Japan and Hakone on the other day. It was a big shame that the weather was poor but I really enjoyed the day with you all. I'm very honored to hear that you enjoyed the visit as well. It...More

Reviewed December 9, 2019

While the area is a bit touristy it deserves the attention.The settings are special and the people are warm and receptive to travelers,they have had centuries of dealing with strangers and make you feel welcome.The views speak with quiet elegance

Date of experience: March 2019
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Shin-Kaneko, Owner at Explore Hakone, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2019

Thank you so much for visiting my hometown on the other day and I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed the day. We have beautiful four seasons and each season has its own charm. So please come back in a different time :)

Reviewed December 2, 2019 via mobile

Had an absolutely fabulous day, going places we wouldn’t have seen if we tried to do it on our own. Shin is a great guide.

Date of experience: November 2019
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Shin-Kaneko, Owner at Explore Hakone, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2019

Thank you so much for visiting my hometown on the other day and having me as your guide. It was cold but I was very pleased to see Mt.Fuji beautifully. I'm looking forward to serving you again. Please send my regards to your lovely family!

Reviewed November 16, 2019

From our first contact with Shin, he made us feel very comfortable about traveling to Japan on our own. Through his contact with the owner of Ginyu Rakone, we had a wonderful room with both an inside and an outside onsen! To top it off,...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Shin-Kaneko, Owner at Explore Hakone, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2019

Thank you so much for visiting Japan and my hometown Hakone on such a wonderful moment in your life! It was my pleasure to guide both of you on your husband's birthday. I'm also so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Ginyu...More

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Daniellejoy67
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Response from Shin-Kaneko | Property representative |
we have more than 200 hotels/ryokans in the area. Yumoto and Gora area are famous for good hot springs and cozy ryokans.
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