Day hikes from Tokyo, Hike Hakone Hachiri Tour. Guided small group day heritage hiking tour from Tokyo or Yokohama. Daily departure subject availability.
Total walking about 12km (7.5 miles) . Enables you to enjoy walking the remaining parts of the original Hakone Hachiri, whilst skipping over the boring bits that are now covered by a sealed state highway full of cars.
Itinerary. Catch Tokaido Shinkansen from Tokyo/Shinagawa/Shinyokohama, get off at Odawara Station (tour start point) where you will be met by your guide (0830). We catch the local train (Odakyu) to Hakone Yumoto, then public bus (Hakone Tozan) up to Amazake Chaya teahouse, one of the few remaining of hundreds of teahouses that adorned old Tokaido. After some heart-warming amasake (non-alcholic) we follow the stone-paved Tokaido on foot through the forest down to the shore of Lake Ashinoko in Moto-Hakone. Next we stroll the kilometre-long Cedar Avenue, lined both sides with towering 400 year-old Japanese cedar (sugi), to Hakone Checkpoint. This faithful recreation on the original foundations demonstrates life on Tokaido during Edo Period. Lunch at a restaurant with a lake view. After lunch we rejoin the ancient Tokaido for another 6km forest hike to Yamanaka Castle Ruins, Mount Fuji photo opportunity weather permitting. We then public bus (Tokai Bus) to Mishima and stroll along the Genbegawa World Heritage Water Area to Mishima Station, end-point of the tour (1710). Mishima is also a setting in James Clavell’s epic novel Shogun.
For folks not needing to return to Tokyo immediately by Shinkansen from Mishima Station, we can recommend accommodation (not included in tour fee) in Mishima, from where you can continue to explore fascinating Shizuoka at your leisure. Hakone Hachiri Tour can also be done as a day-return tour from Atami
Participants should be able to comfortably walk at least 12km (7.5 miles), sometimes over steep terrain, ie. an intermediate fitness level is required . If you would prefer less walking check out Walk Hakone Hachiri.
Day hikes from Tokyo. Advance reservations are essential to avoid disappointment.
Tour fee :
Base fee per group: JPY48,000 (guide fee)
Additionally per person: JPY10,000 (covers on the day costs including lunch, local transport, admissions, etc). Tipping not required.
(Please note that as the tour starts from Odawara Station, and concludes at Mishima Station, the Shinkansen fares from/to Tokyo are additional to above pricing and at your own arrangement, although can be covered by a valid JR Pass)
Minimum guests per departure: 1 person
Detailed terms and conditions (which will be explained) here.
|Organizing Travel agency||Hike Hakone Hachiri 合同会社|
|Address and licence number||Kamitaga 1065-583, Atami City, Shizuoka Japan 413-0101 |
Shizuoka Prefecture Governor #2-689