Hakone Walking Tour

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A DAY TOUR TO HAKONE NATIONAL PARK (DAILY)

HAKONE WALKING TOUR

  • THE HAKONE WALKING TOUR is an exclusive tour operated solely for you and your party.
  • We will accommodate your needs, requests and interests. If necessary, your itinerary can be changed depending on your existing schedule.
  • A licensed English speaking tour guide will take you to Hakone National Park.
  • This tour is a walking tour that also uses public transportation e.g. train, bus, subway and taxi when needed.
  • Pick-up and drop-off services are available.

Hakone is famous for its mountains and volcanic landscape. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities including boat cruises, an aerial cableway ride, fishing, golf, and hot springs. It is a popular day trip from Tokyo and a good place for a close-up view of Mt. Fuji. Hakone is located south west of Tokyo, and it is nearly 100 km (65miles) from Tokyo. Hakone is inside the crater formed by the eruptions of the old Hakone volcano about 50,000 years ago. At one part of Hakone, Owakudani, you will see sulfurous white fumes coming from the ground, and you can also see hot springs bubbling on the mountainside. Eggs are boiled in these hot springs which causes them to become black and so they are known as "Hakone Black Eggs". The legend goes that, if you eat one black egg, you will live 7 years longer, and two eggs, another 14 years. Therefore, these black eggs are popular souvenirs to take back home.

Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain (3,776m. or 12,388ft.) in Japan. It is truly beautiful during the winter when the mountain is covered with snow. The view of Mt. Fuji changes depending on your vantage point and time of day while it is cast in different light. This provides many different perspectives of Japan's most famous mountain. Indeed, Mt. Fuji is considered so beautiful, almost holy, that it has been regarded as Japan's most sacred mountain since ancient times. Mt. Fuji's beauty and majesty have been immortalized by poets and artists for centuries.

9 Hour Tour Recommended Itinerary

Time:9:00 - 18:00

Duration:9 hours (Approx.)

  • Take Super Express train at Shinjuku Station in Tokyo.
  • Short visit to the Hakone checkpoint historical site
  • Boat cruise on Lake Ashi
  • Aerial Cableway ride to Owakudani, "Big Boiling Valley"
  1. Super Express train takes you to the Hakone area in about 90 minutes.
  2. Change trains at Hakone Yumoto Station onto a public bus for Hakone-machi where you will have a short visit to the Hakone checkpoint historical site.
  3. Boat Cruise on Lake Ashi See Note #1 below. Lake Ashi is a crater lake where you will take a boat cruise. You will enjoy fabulous lake scenery including the unique Hakone Shrine Torii gate standing in the water.
  4. Aerial Cableway to Owakudani See Note #2 below. From the cableway, Lake Ashi, the Hakone mountain ranges, and the perfect cone shaped Mt. Fuji can be seen on a clear day. Owakudani, literally "Big Boiling Valley", has sulfurous fumes coming from the mountainside, reminding us that Japan is a chain of volcanic islands.
  5. Take Aerial Cableway from Owakudani to Sounzan Station, change to a cable car for Hakone Yumoto Station, where you will take the Super Express train to return to Shinjuku in Tokyo.

Note:
#1 & #2 Aerial Cableway & Boat Cruise may not be operating due to strong winds, or may have to be omitted due to traffic conditions or other operational reasons beyond our control. Should this occur, we will make alternative plans instead.

Hakone is famous for its handicraft, called Hakonezaiku or inlaid work. Various types of goods are made using this inlay technique, such as boxes, a variety of accessories, saucers, tea caddies etc.

Hakone Sekisho or Checkpoint
In the Edo period (1603-1867) when Edo (present day Tokyo) was the political center, people had to pass through this Hakone Checkpoint to travel to western or northern parts of Japan. In order to defend Edo, the Shogun's headquarters, the government set up the checkpoint to search travelers. Hakone checkpoint was one of the strictest.

Lake Ashi, where you will enjoy a boat cruise, was created by a volcanic eruption nearly 3000 years ago,It sits at an elevation of 700 meters, 43 meters at its deepest point, 21km in circumference, and its area is 7 km?. The lake doesn't freeze in winter, and is a popular place for fishing. Various types of fish live in the lake such as rainbow trout, and black bass, carp, eels etc.

The vermilion colored Shinto Shrine Torii gate or archway stands in one part of the lake, behind it is Hakone Shinto Shrine, dating back to the 8th century.

8HOUR WALKING TOUR RATES

Number of guests Tour charge
(per person)
Tour charge
(Total Charge)
1 person 60,000 60,000
2 persons 34,000 68,000
3 persons 26,000 78,000
4 persons 21,500 86,000
5 persons 18,800 94,000
6 persons 17,000 102,000
  • Tour charge may change depending on number of guests.
  • Included: English speaking tour guide; Public transportation fares (including train, subway and taxi fares); Admission fees; Sales Tax
  • Not included: Lunch (Although lunch is not included in the package, your tour guide will be happy to help you find a suitable restaurant).
  • Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel and take you back once the tour concludes.

If you are interested in the tour please book it through the booking form on our Website.

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0120 289276
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Our office hours are between 9:30am to 6:30pm
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Fuji Academy Tours
5-2-1 Kojimachi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo Japan
102-0083
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