Walk Hakone Hachiri Tour. Daily departure subject availability.
Walk a section of the ancient forest-clad Tokaido Highway that links Tokyo with former capital Kyoto. Experience Amazake Chaya, one of the few remaining of hundreds of teahouses that lined the old Tokaido, Cedar Avenue with towering 400 year-old Japanese cedar patrolling both sides of the trail, Hakone Shrine, Hakone Checkpoint, stunning views of Mt Fuji (weather permitting) from Yamanaka Castle Ruins, and more. Hakone Hachiri has been declared a Japan Heritage Area. A day-return guided small-group walking tour from Tokyo/Yokohama.
Itinerary. Total 4km (2.5 miles) easy walking for the day. Catch Tokaido Shinkansen Kodama #707 from Tokyo/Shinagawa/Shinyokohama, departing Tokyo 0757, get off at Odawara Station 0830, meet your guide at the ticket wicket (tour start point). We walk to nearby Odawara Castle, scene of the epic final battle of Japan’s Warring States Period in 1590. Then 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-alcoholic) we bus down to the shore of Lake Ashinoko in Moto-Hakone. Lunch at café near the lake. After lunch we stroll around the lakefront to enjoy Hakone Shrine with its famous red gate over the water, and then stroll the kilometre-long Cedar Avenue, lined both sides with towering 400 year-old Cedar (Fuji views weather permitting, which is only 30% of the time in Japan), then through Hakone Checkpoint. From here we public bus (Tokai Bus) to Mishima (more Fuji views en route, weather permitting of course), and stroll along Genbe River World Heritage Water Area to tour’s conclusion at Mishima Station (1710).
Participants should be able to comfortably walk 4km (2.5 miles) over easy terrain. Please follow safety announcements on public transport used, which will be interpreted by your guide.
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.
Tour is not accompanied by a 旅程管理者
|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