Customized Private Tour in Hakone

Travel with a Local, Travel Like a Local

Hakone is one of the most popular destinations in Japan. This tour is led by a professional local guide licensed by the Japan national tourism organization. In this tour, you can visit many great spots in just one day. Your tour is completely customizable, so feel free to tell us to add/remove any items from the model plan.

Private Tour with Explore Hakone
Private Tour with Explore Hakone
Sounds of Summer in HAKONE
Sounds of Summer in HAKONE
Autumn Leaves in Hakone
Autumn Leaves in Hakone
Winter Holiday in Hakone
Winter Holiday in Hakone
Walking in the Forest
Walking in the Forest
Hakone Shrine in Winter 2016
Hakone Shrine in Winter 2016
Sunset from Mt.Daikan
Sunset from Mt.Daikan
A Winter Morning
A Winter Morning
Cherry Blossoms at Odawara Castle
Cherry Blossoms at Odawara Castle

No stress and the tour is all yours

Fully customized tours with a licensed English speaking guide. We take only 1 group per day and you can share your precious moments with friends, families, or lovers.

Travel with a local

Hakone is my hometown. You can get many insights from the locals, then you can travel like locals.

Free pick up/drop off in the Hakone area

Your tour can start and end any place in the Hakone/Odawara area such as our hotel, ryokan, or train stations, wherever is convenient for you.

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Your tour is tailored based on your interests
You may choose 5 to 6 things to do on your 1 day tour
[Please also check out my photos and videos of Hakone]

- Ride on the Komagatake Ropeway to Mt.Komagatake for a stunning view of Mt.Fuji
- Enjoy Lake Ashi cruising
- Visit Hakone Shrine, one of the oldest shrines in Japan and learn about its history
- Eat Japanese food based on your preference for lunch
- Visit Onshi Hakone Park for great views and beautiful Japanese gardens
- Walk the historical road of Old Tokaido
- Stop by a Japanese traditional craft "Hakone Yosegi Zaiku" store
- Rest at Amazake Chaya, one of the oldest tea-houses in Hakone

- Visit one of  the great museums in the Hakone area based on your choice
- Go to Mt.Daikan for a beautiful sunset (winter season only)
- Refresh in a local open air hot spring (public but men/women separated)

Model 1 - Sightseeing Plan

- meet at your hotel or a station
- visit Owakudani to see an active volcano & great view of Mt.Fuji
- visit Hakone Shrine, 1260 years old Shinto shrine
- eat lunch at a local Japanese restaurant
- visit Onshi Hakone Park for Japanese gardens and great views of Lake Ashi/Mt.Fuji
- walk the historical road of Tokaido (400 years old Ceder Avenue)
- visit Hakone Check Point
- stop by a Japanese traditional craft "Hakone Yosegi Zaiku" store
- rest at Amazake Chaya, one of the oldest tea-houses in Hakone

Model 2 - Hiking Plan

- meet at Odawara station or your hotel
- hike up Mt.Kintoki for a stunning view of Mt.Fuji
- eat lunch at the peak
- visit Hakone Shinto Shrine
- visit Amazake-chaya (an old tea-house)
- refresh in an open-air hot spring
*if the weather forecast is "rain", we'll change the itinerary to a sightseeing version

Tour Fee (Price/Group, 6 - 7 hours)

Number of Adults aged over 13
- 1 or 2 adults  - ¥45,000 (22,500/person)
- 3 adults - ¥54,000 (18,000/person)
- 4 adults - ¥60,000 (15,000/person)
- 5 adults - ¥70,000 (14,000/person)

- Children under 13  - Free
Fore more than 6 people including both adults and children, please contact us for price.


- Guide fee
- Drinks at the tea-house
- Admission fee for the Check-Point


- lunch for your group and guide (around 1,500/each)

Optional Costs

The following costs are required if you'd like to visit these places
- tickets for the cable car (1,300-1,510/adult)
- tickets for the lake Ashi boat (1,000-1,500/adult)
- admission fee for open-air hot-spring (1,670/adult)

Photo Album @ 5,400 JPY

We can take pictures of you during the tour with my DSLR camera and give them to you as an online album. When you travel as a group, someone always has to be the cameraman but with this option, you don't have to worry about it.

Waiver and Realease of Liability

We try our best to ensure the safety on each and every one of our tours. Even though we haven't had any problem at all, we ask for your cooperation to read  and agree to our "Waiver and Release of Liability" before completing your booking. 

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