Exploring the enchanting town of Hakone has never been easier with this custom private tour. Led by a nationally certified guide, visitors can discover the area’s top attractions, from the serene Hakone Shrine to the captivating Yosegi Zaiku crafts village. Indulge in the rejuvenating powers of a local onsen and savor a delectable lunch, all while enjoying the convenience of hotel or railway pickup and drop-off. But the highlights don’t end there – with optional activities like the breathtaking Hakone Ropeway, this tour offers an immersive and truly memorable Hakone experience. What else could this custom tour have in store?

Key Points

Custom Private Tour in Hakone With Optional Hot Springs Experience - Key Points

  • Customizable private tour of Hakone’s top attractions, including Hakone Shrine, Hakone Yosegi Zaiku crafts village, and a historic Japanese house.
  • Opportunity to relax at a local onsen (open-air hot spring) for an authentic Japanese experience.
  • Flexible pickup and drop-off options from Odawara or Hakone stations, led by a nationally certified guide.
  • Additional options like the Hakone Ropeway cable car ride for stunning views and in-depth exploration of Hakone’s natural and cultural heritage.
  • Comprehensive tour package with refreshing beverages, a delectable lunch, and Komagatake Ropeway ticket included.

Tour Overview

Custom Private Tour in Hakone With Optional Hot Springs Experience - Tour Overview

This custom private tour of Hakone allows visitors to explore the region’s top attractions, including the iconic Hakone Shrine, the traditional Hakone Yosegi Zaiku crafts village, and a charming ‘kominka’ or historic Japanese house.

After marveling at these cultural gems, guests can relax in a local ‘onsen’, or open-air hot spring.

The tour also includes hotel or railway pickup and drop-off from Odawara or Hakone stations, ensuring a seamless experience.

With a nationally certified guide leading the way, travelers can enjoy Hakone’s rich heritage and natural beauty.

Optional activities like the scenic Hakone Ropeway cable car ride add to the customizable nature of this comprehensive tour.

Included Features

Custom Private Tour in Hakone With Optional Hot Springs Experience - Included Features

The tour’s included features highlight the comprehensive nature of the experience, with a nationally certified pro guide leading the way, complemented by refreshing beverages at a local tea house, a delectable lunch, and a ticket for the Komagatake Ropeway. The guide’s expertise ensures a seamless and enriching journey, while the included offerings provide a well-rounded exploration of Hakone’s cultural and natural wonders. The tour’s inclusions are designed to maximize the enjoyment and convenience for travelers, allowing them to fully enjoy the destination without the hassle of additional arrangements.

Feature Description
Certified Guide A nationally certified professional guide
Beverages Refreshing beverages at a local tea house
Lunch A delectable lunch
Ropeway Ticket A ticket for the Komagatake Ropeway

Additional Options

Custom Private Tour in Hakone With Optional Hot Springs Experience - Additional Options

Along With the included features, the tour offers optional activities that allow travelers to further customize their Hakone experience. Guests can opt to ride the Hakone Ropeway cable car, which offers stunning vistas of the surrounding volcanic landscape.

Plus, they can indulge in a soak at a riverside onsen, an enchanting way to fully take in the region’s thermal wonders, though this comes at an additional cost.

The optional activities provide:

  1. Greater flexibility to tailor the tour to individual preferences
  2. Opportunities to explore Hakone’s natural beauty and cultural heritage in depth
  3. Memorable experiences that elevate the overall tour into a truly bespoke adventure.

Meeting and Pickup

Custom Private Tour in Hakone With Optional Hot Springs Experience - Meeting and Pickup

To start the tour, guests can meet at Hakone-Yumoto Station, the designated meeting point.

Alternatively, travelers have the option of being picked up from their hotel in the Hakone area, Odawara Station, or Hakone Yumoto Station, providing convenient and flexible transportation options. This allows participants to easily access the tour, no matter where they’re staying.

The guide will be waiting at the agreed upon location to welcome the group and begin the exciting Hakone adventure. With multiple pickup points, the tour ensures a seamless start to the day, allowing guests to focus on the incredible sights and experiences that await them in the beautiful Hakone region.

Cancellation Policy

Custom Private Tour in Hakone With Optional Hot Springs Experience - Cancellation Policy

Guests can cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund, though no refunds are provided for cancellations less than 24 hours before the start time.

Plus, the tour may be canceled due to poor weather, in which case the operator will offer a different date or a full refund.

This flexible cancellation policy ensures peace of mind for travelers, allowing them to plan their trip with confidence:

  1. Easily adjust plans with 24-hour advance notice for full refunds.
  2. Avoid last-minute disappointments with no-refund policy for short-notice cancellations.
  3. Have the option to reschedule or receive a full refund if the tour is canceled due to inclement weather.

Exploring Hakone Shrine

Custom Private Tour in Hakone With Optional Hot Springs Experience - Exploring Hakone Shrine

Nestled along the shores of Lake Ashinoko, Hakone Shrine stands as a serene and iconic landmark, inviting visitors to enjoy the rich cultural heritage of the region.

As part of the custom tour, guests will have the opportunity to explore this centuries-old Shinto shrine, marveling at its stunning vermilion torii gates that seem to rise from the tranquil waters.

The guided tour will provide insights into the shrine’s history and significance, allowing visitors to appreciate the intricate architecture and the spiritual significance of this important site.

Whether strolling through the peaceful grounds or admiring the breathtaking natural surroundings, the visit to Hakone Shrine promises to be a highlight of the Hakone experience.

Discovering Hakone Yosegi Zaiku

A highlight of the custom tour in Hakone is the opportunity to explore the Hakone Yosegi Zaiku, a renowned craft village renowned for its intricate and visually stunning wooden mosaic work. Visitors can witness the skilled artisans carving and inlaying delicate patterns into wooden items, from boxes and trays to chopsticks and coasters.

The Yosegi Zaiku technique involves meticulously cutting and fitting together various types of wood to create mesmerizing designs. This traditional craft not only showcases Japan’s rich cultural heritage but also allows visitors to appreciate the patience and craftsmanship required to produce these exquisite wooden goods.

Visiting the Hakone Yosegi Zaiku craft village provides a chance to purchase unique, handmade souvenirs to take home. It also offers insights into the preservation of this centuries-old technique in the modern era.

Relaxing in a Local Onsen

Custom Private Tour in Hakone With Optional Hot Springs Experience - Relaxing in a Local Onsen

After exploring the intricate craftsmanship of Hakone Yosegi Zaiku, the custom tour allows visitors to unwind and rejuvenate in a local ‘onsen’, or open-air hot spring.

These natural thermal baths offer a serene and therapeutic experience, as guests can soak in the mineral-rich waters while surrounded by the picturesque Hakone landscape.

Onsen are an integral part of Japanese culture, and this tour provides the opportunity to take in this traditional practice.

Guests can choose to visit a riverside onsen for an additional fee, where they’ll be able to bask in the stunning natural beauty of the area.

Relaxing in the soothing waters of a local onsen is the perfect way to cap off a day of cultural discovery in Hakone.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Maximum Group Size for This Private Tour?

This is a private tour, so the group size is flexible and can be customized to the traveler’s preferences. The tour allows for a personalized experience, with the guide catering to the specific needs and interests of the group.

Are There Any Accessibility Accommodations Available?

The tour offers accessibility accommodations for guests with mobility challenges. Arrangements can be made for wheelchair-accessible transport, assistance at sites, and adjustments to the itinerary. Guests should inquire about specific needs when booking the tour.

Can We Customize the Itinerary to Our Preferences?

Yes, the tour itinerary can be customized to suit your preferences. The guide will work with you to create a personalized experience that fits your interests and needs within the tour’s framework.

What Should We Bring for the Onsen Experience?

For the onsen experience, guests should bring a towel, bathing suit, and flip-flops. It’s also helpful to bring a small bag to store clothes and valuables. Modest swimwear is recommended, as the onsen is a traditional public bath.

Are There Any Dietary Restrictions or Requirements to Consider?

The tour accommodates various dietary needs. Guests should notify the guide in advance of any dietary restrictions or requirements, such as food allergies or vegetarian/vegan preferences, to ensure an enjoyable and comfortable experience.


Explore the best of Hakone on a custom private tour.

Discover top attractions, relax at a local onsen, and enjoy refreshments and lunch.

Customize the experience with optional activities like the Hakone Ropeway.

With convenient pickup and drop-off, this immersive tour offers a seamless and memorable Hakone adventure.

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