People per Guide
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Type of Trip
Join me for a beautiful hiking trip in Hakone National Park and enjoy stunning views of the most iconic mountain in Japan: Mount Fuji.
Hakone is an area inside Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Only 100 kilometers away from Tokyo, it’s a very popular destination that offers several hiking trails and famous hot springs.
During this trip, we’ll follow a mountain trail through a forest that will lead us to Mount Kintoki. This place is considered one of the best panoramic view points of Mount Fuji and lake Ashi. However, seeing Mt Fuji depends on weather conditions and requires a clear day.
In the afternoon, the tour will continue with the visit of some sightseeing places. I was born and raised in Hakone and an experienced nationally Licensed English Tour Guide, so I can share with you the history, culture and stories of the area through my special sightseeing trip! Finally, we’ll relax at one of the best open air hot springs in the area.
Are you organizing a trip to Japan? Please contact me if you want to enjoy an incredible journey in Hakone! I will be happy to share with you my favorite spots in this area I know so well.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
The following items are not included in the price:
- Lunch for your group and guide at a hut (around 1,000/each).
- Photo album: I can take pictures of you during the tour with my DSLR camera and give them to you as an online album. This costs 5400 JPY.
Optional items (the following costs are required if you'd like visit these places):
- Tickets for the cable car (1,080/adult, 540/child)
- Tickets for the lake Ashi boat (1,000/adult, 500/child)
- Admission fee for the Hakone checkpoint (500/adult, 250/child)
- Admission fee for open air hot-spring (1,670/adult, 810/child)
Children under 13 years old travel for free.
Please contact me for pricing if you are a group of more than 6 people including both adults and children.
Things you should bring / wear:
- Comfortable shoes (trekking boots are preferred. Sneakers OK, NO sandals or high heal boots)
- Change of clothes and a towel
- Sunglasses/hat in summer, gloves/wind-jacket/layered clothing in autumn and winter
- Rain jacket/pant in case of sudden rain
- You can rent a bath towel at the hot-spring
About the Guide
I was born and raised in Hakone, one of the most popular destinations in Japan, less than 100 kilometers away from Tokyo. My hometown is well known for its spectacular views of Mt. Fuji, great hot-spring resorts and beautiful trekking routes, among other things.
I’m currently living here, so I can show you many good sightseeing spots upon your requests. Trekking and experiencing the beautiful nature of the national park, visiting special spots for sunrise/sunset of Mt.Fuji, and exploring secret hot-springs are some of the activities I offer.
I'm a licensed Tourist Guide that speaks English and a Mountain Guide Stage II by Japan Mountain Guides Association (JMGA). Besides, I have a license in Wilderness First Aid by the Wilderness Medical Associates Japan.
I spent 6 years in France and 5 years in U.S.A when I was a student so I know both Japanese and Western cultures well.
I’m looking forward to seeing you in Hakone!
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