Am I the only sucker who fell for the 'Hakone Free Pass' and felt taken for a ride when my 3day 'free pass' ticket was swallowed by the exit machine at Sinjuku Station,, to my disbelief?? Coz I thot I had bought a 3day pass that would allow me to go back to Hakone tomorrow (the third day) since I had to go to the CA Embassy in Tokyo today! The lady did protest to the station official, just to be told that the 2-3day passes are meant tof 2-3 day stays in Hakone! And only entitled me to go from Shinjuku to Odawara once! So, when I came back yesterday I've used that trip and my next 2days' 'free pass' went down the drain! They even showed me an English translation to demonstrate they were right! But I was never told this by the Tourist Information lady at NRT! Anyone else fell for the same trick? Or was I the only fool? :(
Hi fellow VTs, Have anyone used these 2 passes in Hakone before? What's the difference & which is better? I would also be travelling from tokyo to hakone, & then to hamamatsu to visit my friend. So I will only need 1 way transportation from Tokyo to Hakone. Does anyone know whether it will be worthwhile to buy the pass?
Hi, I was wondering if anyone stayed at any of these Ryokans before? I can't make up my mind between these two. This one japaneseguesthouses.com/db/h... seems to have a better access for doing Hakone circle. This one http://www.hoeiso.jp/englishhyousi.html looks like a real traditional Japanese style but someone from tripadvisor said that the food is a bit sweet and the rooms are dated.
Hi, Does anyone know the traveling time and how to get from Hakone to Kyoto? I will have a JR pass. Is it worth while getting a Hakone free pass when you already have a JR pass? Where can you buy a Hakone pass when staying in Shibuya or Ginza area? Thank you
Hi. Im travelling to tokyo 2nd week of May, and would like to go to Hakone and spend a night there. Would you have any recommendations on where to stay? I just need clean, private toilet and bath in my room, and would like to stay in a typical japanese inn. I hope to get a nice view of mount fuji, and the lake. im willing to spend 15-20 thousand yen for the overnight stay. Thanks in advance!
I am arranging a 2-day package trip through JTB Sunrise agency and trying to decide between the Hakone Hotel Kowakien ($263) and Yumoto Fujiya Hotel ($408). The latter is more expensive since dinner and breakfast is included. Both hotels offer onsen, but I am not sure which one to stay at. Your comments and guidance would be much appreciated. Food, location, quality are all considerations.
I'm actually going to Odawara the 30.th of December to buy kamaboko. Is there a nice place to stay in Odawara or should I go to Hakone? Is there a place to eat kamaboko as well? Is the fishing port active?
i will be travelling to tokyo at the end of this mth and will be staying in a hotel in shinjuku. from various website, i found out that there are some day tours for mt fuji+hakone+lake ashi day trips. was wondering if i should go separately for these places? seems that hakone is a big place and mt fuji is just the 5th stn? in summary: 1) can i manage to go mt fuji & hakone on the same day w/o the day tour package? 2) if so, can hw can i travel from mt fuji to hakone? 3) is lake ashi at mt fuji or hakone?
Anybody have restaurant favorites for Hakone?
My husband and I will spend a night in Hakone on April 7 - I know it's late to be looking, so this why I'm having trouble booking a room Here are the options I have found so far: Matsuzakaya Honten nxsco.com/matsuzakaya/englis... 32,220yen total Japanese style room ( Equipped with Hot Spa.Bath & Toilet) TENSEIEN web.travel.rakuten.co.jp/por... 33600 yen MAIN BUILDING JAPANESE STYLE ROOM (WITH FULL BATHROOM) Hotel Senkei senkei.net/eng/senkei-hotel.... 27,600 yen Japanese style room with bath (onsen?) Hakone Sansui hakone-sansui.com/price_e.ht... 12,540*2 does not look like it has hot spring bath in room, but nice looking outdoor one available for private charter Kinokuniya hakone-kinokuniya.co.jp/eng/... 13,500*2? has a lot of history Hakone Elegance hakone-elegance.com/index_e.... No Japanese style room, but close to lake - good location? price - unsure - 8,650*2? probably without meals Fujiya127 special Fuji Hakone Guest House http://www.fujihakone.com 11850 yen, meals not included I'm really confused as to which location is most advantageous and which is the best value any advice/experiences appreciated Thanks in advance!
Hi, I have a few questions with regards to this hotel and its accessibility. How do I get there from Shinjuku Station (assuming I'll take the Odakyu Railway)? How do I get to the main natural attractions from the hotel (eg. ropeway, sightseeing ship, etc.)? Does the hotel provide soap, shampoo, towels, toothpaste, toothbrush? Are the hotel's onsen located on the premises or do I need to go to Yunnesan for hot springs? Thanks.