For four centuries Old Tokaido Highway has linked Japan’s modern capital of Tokyo with the ancient capital of Kyoto. In olden times most travelers of Tokaido were on foot – horses or palanquins being a luxury for the elite class only. A section of the Old Tokaido close to Tokyo known as Hakone Hachiri has recently been declared a Japan Heritage Area. In Japanese, Hachi means 8 and ri is a unit of length equivalent to about 4kms. So Hakone Hachiri refers to the 32km stretch of Old Tokaido between Odawara and Mishima (a setting in James Clavell’s epic novel “Shogun”), via Hakone.
Coming soon! We offer two versions of the tour depending on your appetite for walking.
Hike Hakone Hachiri tour involves about 10km walking total for the day.
Walk Hakone Hachiri tour involves about 4km walking total for the day.
Enjoy stunning views of Mt Fuji on clear days, although please note that Japan’s weather only permits this about 30% of the time!