Coming soon. Guided small-group day-return tour fromTokyo/Yokohama. Total walking about 12km, mostly flat or downhill. Enables you to enjoy walking the remaining parts of the original Hakone Hachiri, whilst skipping through the boring bits that are now just sealed state highway full of cars.
Catch Tokaido Shinkansen from Tokyo/Shinagawa/Shinyokohama, get off at Odawara Station where you will be met by your guide. Walk to nearby Odawara Castle. Then we catch the local train to Hakone Yumoto, then bus 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. Lunch at a restaurant with a lake view. Next we stroll the kilometre-long Cedar Avenue, ligned 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. From Hakone Checkpoint we bus along modern State Highway 1 (which covers old Tokaido at this point) to rejoin the ancient Tokaido for another 5km forest walk to Yamanaka Castle Ruins, Mount Fuji photo opportunity. We then bus to Mishima Taisha, and stroll along the Genbegawa World Heritage Water Area to Mishima Station, end-point of th tour. 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, or as a shore excursion from Shimizu Port or Yokohama Port. Your guide can meet you at the dock and return you there. Shinkansen fares between dock and tour start/end points are additional to tour fee.