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Custom Private Tour in Hakone with Optional Hot Springs Experience provided by Explore Hakone

Custom Private Tour in Hakone with Optional Hot Springs Experience

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US$240.51
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2 adults
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Overview
Itinerary
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  • 1
    Mt. Hakone
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 2
    Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 3
    Onshi Hakone Park
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 4
    Hakone-machi
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 5
    Amazake-chaya Tea House
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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Important Information
Duration
6h 30m
Inclusions
  • Licensed local guide
  • Beverages at a local tea house
  • Free car transportation
  • Hotel/Railway station pickup and drop-off
  • Ticket for the Komagatake Ropeway
  • Entry/Admission - Amazake-chaya Tea House
Exclusions
  • Lunch (around 1,500 JPY/each)
  • Optional admissions fee to open-air Hot Spring by a stream (extra cost)
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Additional Info
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 5 people per booking
  • Private hot spring experience is optional. Please make your selection at the time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kentkt wrote a review Jan 2020
87 contributions55 helpful votes
Shin is a Nationally Certified Tour Guide who lives and works in Hakone. He is knowledgeable, personable and friendly and clearly understands and exhibits the attributes of an excellent guide -- he listens, adapts and customizes your experience based upon your input and
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Shin-Kaneko, Owner at Custom Private Tour in Hakone with Optional Hot Springs Experience
Responded 24 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for visiting my hometown on the other day and having me as your guide. It was a shame that the weather was not perfect but I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed the day. So did I! Every season is different in Hakone so I'm very much looking forward to serving you again in a different time of the year! I and my family love to visit Hawaii near in the future and we hope to meet up again. Fight On :)
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Erika S wrote a review Dec 2019
Pemberton, New Jersey3 contributions
Shin-san was more than great during our tour. I wasn’t sure what to expect. However once we met him and got going it was a wonderful experience, despite the weather. He was more than happy to tell us about his hometown and all the history that lives there. He wasn’t boring and
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Shin-Kaneko, Owner at Custom Private Tour in Hakone with Optional Hot Springs Experience
Responded 24 Dec 2019
Thank you so much for visiting Japan and my hometown Hakone on the other day! It was such a great opportunity for me to guide you all. It was a shame that the weather was not perfect yet I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed the day in the area. So did I! I'm looking forward to serving you again!
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Sio413 wrote a review Dec 2019
Columbia, South Carolina2 contributions
Shin is an amazing, knowledgeable guide! Despite the cold and rain, we had a wonderful time on the tour and learned a lot. I've been recommending Shin to any friends I know planning to visit the area. On top the tour of Hakone, Shin also directed us to a random item my niece
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Shin-Kaneko, Owner at Custom Private Tour in Hakone with Optional Hot Springs Experience
Responded 21 Dec 2019
Thank you very much for visiting Japan and Hakone on the other day. It was a big shame that the weather was poor but I really enjoyed the day with you all. I'm very honored to hear that you enjoyed the visit as well. It seems that you all had a fantastic stay in other areas as well. I'm looking forward to serving you again!
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Karen D wrote a review Dec 2019
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Had an absolutely fabulous day, going places we wouldn’t have seen if we tried to do it on our own. Shin is a great guide.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Shin-Kaneko, Owner at Custom Private Tour in Hakone with Optional Hot Springs Experience
Responded 4 Dec 2019
Thank you so much for visiting my hometown on the other day and having me as your guide. It was cold but I was very pleased to see Mt.Fuji beautifully. I'm looking forward to serving you again. Please send my regards to your lovely family!
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50sbelle50 wrote a review Nov 2019
Hattiesburg, Mississippi196 contributions10 helpful votes
From our first contact with Shin, he made us feel very comfortable about traveling to Japan on our own. Through his contact with the owner of Ginyu Rakone, we had a wonderful room with both an inside and an outside onsen! To top it off, I had told him that it was my husband's
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Shin-Kaneko, Owner at Custom Private Tour in Hakone with Optional Hot Springs Experience
Responded 19 Nov 2019
Thank you so much for visiting Japan and my hometown Hakone on such a wonderful moment in your life! It was my pleasure to guide both of you on your husband's birthday. I'm also so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Ginyu :) You brought sunshine to the area on that day and Mt.Fuji also blessed your anniversary! I'm looking forward to serving you again!
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Explore Hakone
foodfriend2016
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Would return tomorrow
While the area is a bit touristy it deserves the attention.The settings are special and the people are warm and rec
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Jorge M
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Amazing!!!
I visited Hakone for second time. I went again with my family, and we explored different things this time. Excellen
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Sarthak B
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Mesmerizing beauty and unimaginable experience
Before reading- the below review is for a day trip to Hakone. Does not include Onsen since I wasn’t inclined toward
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ahjaybe
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Simply the best!
The other 5 star reviews say it all. Charming, knowledgeable, adaptable, passionate about Hakone. Super vehicle fo
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430marielm
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Beautiful Tour of Hakone
Mr. Shin Kaneko gave us such an authentic, heartfelt perspective of his home town, Hakone. His attention to detail
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dolley f
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Great personalized tour with amazing service!
We hired Explore Hakone for a full day tour for the 4 of us (our kids are 8 and 11) and we had a wonderful time wit
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paulsaarma
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Hakone Day Tour
My partner and myself took a day tour with Mr Shin which was a fabulous experience. Our guide was knowledgable, ac
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Hanine H
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A must on your Japan itinerary
An easy 10/10 experience!! Shin did an outstanding job in showing us around Hakone. If you’re planning a trip to Ja
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Amanda L
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Kind and knowledgeable guide
It was our great pleasure to be guided by Shin for our day in Hakone. He took us to many places we would not have o
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frantru2018
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Hakone - a tour around japanese culture, social and food history, as well as today view
Shin Kaneko is a perfect gentleman and easy to go buddy, which in his calm and heartful manner brings along a deepe
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aussure
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Hakone-mount Fiji-lake Ashi
Excellent day with Shin who is a very good guide who loves the area were he was born. With in international exposur
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antnat6
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Fantastic day spent with a very approachable and knowledgeable local guide.
We couldn't have asked for a better tour guide for our short time in Hakone. Being a local, Shin was able to make t
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gilbertal2018
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Awesome!
Shin is awesome and Hakone is beautiful. Go now! :) I particularly enjoyed drinking amazake at the traditional t
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Take my word for it...
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Beautiful Hakone with Fabulous Shin!
Hakone is a beautiful place to visit while in Japan. It's magical. It's quiet, calm and very different from frenet
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Gehui T
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Relaxing Hakone tour
Amazing experience. Shin-san is a really friendly and knowledgeable tour guide and a good driver! We had a great ti
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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