Full-Day Hakone Day Trip from Tokyo with Lake Ashi Cruise and Mount Fuji Views

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Tour Details
Duration
10 hours
Product Type
Tour
Venues
  • Lake Ashi
  • Hakone
  • Hakone Ropeway
  • Owakudani
  • Views of Mount Fuji
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Tour Description
Soak in the natural beauty of Hakone on this full-day trip from Tokyo, complete with a cruise on Lake Ashi, trip on the Hakone Ropeway, and clear skies permitting, views of the iconic Mount Fuji. Your day begins at Tokyo Station, where you’ll meet your guide, hop aboard the Shinkansen and speed out of the city, witnessing the Japanese countryside unfold before your eyes.

Are you staying in Hakone? You can join our guide in Hakone directly. Check the logistic notes down below for more information about it.

You’ll arrive in Odawara and step into the heart of Hakone's charm, thanks to the Hakone Round Course, a well-organized public transport system that takes in trains, buses, boats and cable cars. You'll enjoy a scenic Lake Ashi cruise, gliding across its clear waters while gazing at the reflection of Mount Fuji in the distance.

From here, you’ll catch the Hakone Ropeway (the local cable car) and enjoy views over the national park on your way to Owakudani, a geothermal valley known for its dramatic volcanic activity. Here, your expert will discuss the natural hot springs of the area and their importance to Japan’s deeply ingrained onsen culture. You may also try the area’s famous black eggs cooked in the hot springs, said to add years to your life.

Depending on your interests, your day trip may also include a visit to the Hakone Open-Air Museum, to enjoy a showcase of contemporary art amidst natural beauty, or the historic Hakone Shrine, where ancient traditions meet the serene surroundings. Finally, your adventure comes full circle as you return to Odawara for your Shinkansen back to Tokyo. You’ll return to the city with a newfound appreciation for the connections between Japan’s culture and its nature.
  • You're seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city during your trip to Tokyo
  • You’re interested in learning about Japanese nature and onsen culture
  • Hakone - scenic mountain town famous for its hot springs and views of Mount Fuji
  • Lake Ashi Cruise - a sightseeing cruise across Lake Ashi that offers some of the best views of Mount Fuji on a clear day
  • Owakudani - a geothermal valley with active sulfur vents and hot springs
  • Hakone Ropeway - a cable car providing transport over and views of Owakudani Valley 
General Information
  • There will be breaks in the tour to stop and use bathroom facilities as well as opportunities to stop and rest along the way if needed. Please communicate any mobility needs or concerns with our team at the time of booking. 
If you are staying in Hakone, you can still join the tour! 
  • The meeting point will be in front of the shop Picot just outside of Hakone Yumoto Station, located at 256-1 Yumoto, Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa 250-0392, Japan" at 10:00 AM. (Please note that this is the meeting point ONLY if you are starting the tour in Hakone, NOT if you are departing from Tokyo)
  • The tour will last 6.5h
  • Your guide will join you in Hakone directly
  • After you book the tour, we will reimburse you for the train tickets from Tokyo
  • Please leave us a note when you book the tour so that we can adapt the new meeting point
Tickets
  • You can choose whether to add the Shinkansen roundtrip train tickets or car transfer to your booking.
  • Includes the Hakone Free Pass for public transport around Hakone
Transport 
  • Your day will be about 10 hours total including your transport time needed to travel to Hakone from Tokyo and back to Tokyo from Hakone
  • You will meet your guide at Tokyo station and travel together to Odawara by Shinkansen, where you’ll transfer to the Hakone Round Course, completing the rest of the tour using local transportation
  • At the end of your time in Hakone, you will travel back to Tokyo by Shinkansen with your guide
Optional car service
  • We offer an optional car service for this tour. If you book with the car service, it will pick you up at your accommodation
  • If you wish to book the optional car service, please tell us your hotel or apartment address in the 'Additional Details' box when adding the tour to your shopping cart.
Lunch
  • There will be time allotted to take a break for lunch, this is not included in the tour price and will be at your own expense.
Resources
  • Wheelchair accessibility
    • Hakone Round Course (including the Lake Ashi Cruise and Hakone Ropeway are wheelchair accessible)
    • The Shinkansen is also wheelchair accessible
    • Owakudani is partially wheelchair accessible - some paths around are wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs but there are some parts of the side that are only accessible by stairs
    • Optional venues 
For more information about Context tours, please visit our FAQs.

Can we book a car for this tour instead of using public transport? 
Yes - we have an optional 10-hour car service product that clients can book if they prefer. We would recommend this particularly for less mobile clients as the route by public transport can be tiring for some.

Can we use our JR pass on this tour? 
Unfortunately not - the only way for you to sit with the guide on the train is by using tickets bought directly by the guide, therefore you must purchase Shinkansen tickets through us.

Will we join an onsen?
No, the guide will explain to you the meaning and importance of the onsen in Japanese culture, but you will not actually join one. 

Will the guide join us in the onsen? 
No, the guide will not join the onsen.

What forms of public transport will we take on the tour?
You will travel from Tokyo to Odawara by Shinkansen, transferring to a bus to take you down to Lake Ashi. You’ll take a sightseeing boat across Lake Ashi and then will travel on the Hakone Ropeway to Owakudani. You will also travel on the Tozan mountain train, which offers beautiful views of the natural surroundings.

If we book the private car service, will we still go on the Lake Ashi Cruise and the Ropeway?
Yes, the cruise and the trip on the Hakone Ropeway will still be included in your tour.

Is it possible to add more participants in my group after checkout?
If you add participants after the time of booking we cannot guarantee it can be accommodated within a 30 day period before your tour date. Please reach out as soon as you know to inquire about the possibility.

Is it okay to tip my guide in Japan?
Yes. Context clients generally tip anywhere from 10-25% of the purchase price of a personal service such as this, depending on the quality of the experience and their tipping habits.
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This was a fun tour and we enjoyed getting to know Aquiles. The weather wasn't great so we made a few adjustments along the way.
Maria is wonderful! The best! She was very knowledgeable and tailored our trip to our requests to include cultural food tours and hiking. She was a fun person to explore the city with and we highly recommend her.