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Our Values
Experience The Wonder
Travel with us and find authentic Japan

Explore Hakone seeks to provide once in a life-time travel experience for our customers. We are dedicated to sharing our unique and rich local history and culture, beautiful nature, and the meeting of people in the community.

Experience The Wonder
Travel with us and find authentic Japan

Explore Hakone seeks to provide once in a life-time travel experience for our customers. We are dedicated to sharing our unique and rich local history and culture, beautiful nature, and the meeting of people in the community.

WHY TRAVEL WITH US?

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Tailor-made Tours

Each tour is unique in that it is tailored to your individual requirements, and are based on your interests. We offer an outstanding experience. We take only 1 group per day and you can share your precious moments with friends, families or loved ones.

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Travel With a Local, Travel Like a Local

Our tours are led by local guides and experienced staff who are familiar with the area. We find that local people lend authenticity and uniqueness to our tours. We believe that personal meetings much contribute to your overall Japanese travels.

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Discover New Adventures

An adventure is not only about “doing something extreme” or “out of the ordinary,” but actually immersing oneself in the rich culture and history. Japan has inspired travellers far and wide over centuries. Discover a new adventure with us, and make your trip to Japan something unforgettable.

OUR SPECIALITY

Explore Hakone consists of specialists with extensive knowledge of the area and who are highly trained as guides. You can expect only the best experience.

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Licensed Guide Interpreters

“The National Licensed Guide Interpreters” are those who have passed the national exam, have advanced foreign language skills, high-level knowledge related to tourism -history, geography and culture of Japan.

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Nature / Trekking Guides

“The Japan Mountain Guides Association” aims to be abreast advanced guiding methods for the entertainment and safety of our clients, and train individual guides and applicants to issue Official Certificates according to their qualifications.

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Wilderness First Aid

WFA is an internationally acknowledged medical concept and basic life support skills for the outdoor enthusiast on day trips or short adventures. The course is taught by professional instructors with significant-patient-care and backcountry experience.

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Adventure Travel Trade Association

Explore Hakone is a member of ATTA, a vital leadership voice and partner for the adventure travel industry around the world. The ATTA’s purpose is to nurture and professionalize the responsible and sustainable development of the adventure travel industry.

COVID-19

HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES

On all our tours your safety is most important to us. We follow the Health and Safety Guidelines developed by ATTA to ensure your safety in the present COVID-19 situation. Please find our full guidelines here.

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Group Management

We take only one group at a time in order to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

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Pre Arrival, Instruction and Briefing

Before joining the activity we ask guests to self-assess their physical condition and self-screen their risk profile.

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Transport

We prefer to use private vehicles. When it is necessary to use public transport we will endeavour to maintain a safe distance between other passengers, whilst following the guidelines given by the Japanese government.

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During Tours

We select less-crowded places and times to minimize our guests’ exposure to other people and groups.

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Equipment

If we need to use any equipment, we sanitize it on each occasion and request our guests to avoid sharing items.

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