Hakone in one day - Day Tour

Destinations: Open Air Museum - Hakone Ropeway - Owakudani - Lake Cruise

Tour Length: 10 Hrs +/-

Starting time: Flexible

Meeting Point: Flexible

Language: English (Native), Japanese (Fluent)

Tour Cost:

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Other Costs:

+ Approximate Entrance/Activity Costs of: $27 per person (USD)

+ Approximate Transportation Costs of: $62 per person (USD)

optional  Food & Drinks during tour: $20 - $50 per person (USD)

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What's Included

  • Guide Fee. A "Fully Escorted" native or fluent English speaking guide for the duration of the "Day Tour" to the destinations of the planned itinerary below.

What's NOT Included

Simply stated: ONLY the "Guide Fee" is included for our "Day Tours".

  • Does not include any transportation costs.
  • Does not include any entrance, activity, etc. fees.
  • Does not include any meals or drinks.

Entrance fees, Activity Fees and Transportation fees are NOT included in the "Day Tour" price. You will pay these fees separately as the tour progresses and we have listed an approximation of what these fees may cost. We chose this method for "Day Tours" in order to keep "all options open" and give "fluidity" to the day tours. Please bring sufficient funds to cover these costs.


  • Our guides use public transportation (train, subway, bus, etc.) for all our "Day Tours". If you prefer to use taxi or a private car, please contact us first and we can make this happen. Any extra costs associated with transportation other than public transportation will be an extra fee.

  • Walking: Because we use public transportation there IS a lot of walking. You will be walking to and from stations and then walking around destinations. Furthermore, at some times public transportation can be crowded and you may have to stand while riding public transportation.

  • As stated above in "What's NOT Included", transportation costs are NOT included in the tour price. If you want to utilize a different form of transportation other than public transportation (Rental Car, Taxi, etc.), you will pay for those costs.

Food & Drinks

What you buy to eat and drink is totally up to you but some places do have "Sit Down" and or "Drink Requirment" fees (this cost is stated in "Approximate Entrance/Activity Costs").

  • Drinks: At a typical restaurant/bar 1 drink in Japan will run from 500 yen (about $5 USD) to 1,200 yen (about $12 USD). At higher end establishments 1 drink can run from 1,000 yen (about $10 USD) to 2,500 yen (about $25 USD).

  • Food: A typical restaurant meal in Japan can run from 800 yen (about $8 USD) to 1,500 yen (about $15 USD). However, of course depending on the level of the restaurant prices can vary greatly. Al-la-cart establishments like Izakaya, street stalls and little drinking shops can "seem" inexpensive but costs add up quickly if you order a lot (please watch your budget).

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Important Notes

  • Tour itineraries & schedules are subject to change due to train conditions, road conditions, extreme weather, and other unavoidable events. If an "unavoidable event" occurs and we are not able to reach a destination, options will be given in exchange.
  • There may be other participants, up the the maximum "Group Size" stated in Important Information & Details above.
  • You do not pay for the guide's food and drinks, only your own.
  • Must be over 20 years of age to drink alcohol in Japan.
  • Tours start at the designated time. We will leave the "Meeting Point" 5 to 10 min. after specified time. If you are late, you may try to join us along the route.
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About the Guide

Brad is an American, Colorado native, who has lived in Japan for a total of over 15 years. He speaks fluent Japanese and has travelled all over Japan. Brad is also a professional entertainer in Japan (entertaining the Japanese) and has visited most every city in Japan including it's hotels, resorts, hot springs, amusement parks, castles, temples, etc. and has hob-knobbed with some of Japan's most famous celebrities.

About the Destinations

Hakone Open Air Museum (Museum): This "Open Air Museum" is famous in Japan and has been open since 1969. The museum has a permanent display of around 120 masterpieces by famous sculptors.

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Hakone Ropeway (Scenic Ride): This ropeway offers incredible views of "Volcana Valley", Mt. Fuji and Lake Ashi (depending on weather). You will enjoy a relaxing and panoramic view of the Hakone area.

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Owakudani (Area): "Volcano Valley" is a volcanic valley with ACTIVE sulfur vents and hot springs. It is a popular tourist site because of its scenic views, volcanic activity and "Black Eggs".

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Hakone Sightseeing Cruise (Scenic Ride): This cruise will take your across Lake Ashi where you can get some magnificent views of Mt. Fuji (depening on weather). The lake itself is also beautiful along with a Shinto Shrine on the shore of the lake.

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