Land of Legends and Hot Springs.
Escape to steaming hot springs and majestic mountains in the shadow of Mt. Fuji.

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A wild, volcanic and majestic landscape awaits you in Hakone, home to countless steaming waters that bubble up from the earth and legends of mountain spirits. Less than a hundred kilometers from Tokyo and boasting regal views of Mt. Fuji, Hakone makes an easy but magical getaway to the natural beauty of Japan. On our private Hakone tours, you can set sail across the caldera lake of Ashinoko, soak in healing natural hot springs, and be pampered the Japanese way in a ryokan—a traditional inn. Our custom Hakone tours are tailored by locally based Travel Specialists who call Japan home. Their insider’s perspectives run the gamut from the most atmospheric sites to the best venues serving up stunning views and seasonal cuisine. Let our expertise help you plan the perfect escape to Hakone.


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Genuine Reviews of Our Japan and Hakone Tours

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4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 137 reviews)
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Holiday in Japan

5.0 rating
July 28, 2019

Highly recommended! No worries. Excellent organization

Kristel S

Holiday in Japan

4.0 rating
June 1, 2019

Fabrice Barbin was excellent on communication and responsiveness. The guides were excellent and all the hosts who met us were there as planned…no hic-ups. Thank you. The only concern, were we felt the itinerary was not unique and something we couldn’t have done ourselves or with another agency. We organized the Mario cars, a food tour on our own. We also learned our first day the boat ride on the itinerary wasn’t operating, so we had to re-arrange, which the guide paid for.

Donald L

Holiday in Japan

5.0 rating
May 28, 2019

Communicated clearly and helpfully over an extended period several months before our trip to suggest, advise and recommend places to see and how to go about it. They engaged professional local guides for one full day private tour in each major city and provided good information for how we could get about on our own the other days. They booked the hotels and provided flexible train tickets so that we could make changes if and when we desired.

Mark N

Holiday in Japan

5.0 rating
March 30, 2019

Backyard Travel’s customer service is excellent, we changed our itinerary a few times and this was accommodated without question and expediently. The self guide app includes the complete itinery along with recommended places to eat and attractions nearby we found really helpful. The local guides were informative and helpful too guiding it’s around the underground and taxis until we felt like locals.
I am hoping to book another experience with them soon.

Rana K

Holiday in Japan

5.0 rating
March 18, 2019

Excellent, thorough, with follow-up and every detail taken care of, as arranged

Maureen B

Holiday in Japan

3.0 rating
December 4, 2018

Generally things went well. We were told our documents would be waiting for us at our hotel. Someone forgot to send them, so we had to chase them. Overall though very pleased

David W

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NY Times - Japan - Nozawa

Jan ’14 “The Asian operator Backyard Travel offers 10-day itineraries to explore Nozawa and nearby sights like a seventh-century temple and a refuge for the area’s famed snow monkeys.”

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What’s Special about Hakone?

Hakone is famed for good reason: this easily accessible region combines awesome beauty with dynamic geothermal activity and a rich heritage of local lore. Boasting forest shrines and charming inns perched on mountain slopes, Hakone is a designated UNESCO Geopark.


In Hakone, you get a taste of quintessential Japan. With views of Mt. Fuji, countless hot springs and traditional ryokan preserving an age-old form of hospitality, Hakone is rich with character.


All seasons are divine in Hakone: in spring, Mt. Fuji rises blue and shimmering in the sky; in summer, the dew turns the region green; in autumn, the trees are aflame with color; and in winter, tranquil snow blankets the region.


This is a place to enjoy nature. However, evenings offer lovely, quintessentially Japanese forms of entertainment, such as enjoying a hot sake in your yukata or taking a dip in a private onsen by moonlight.


Hakone is not just about nature, it’s got culture to spare too. A cradle of long-cherished onsen culture and ancient legends, Hakone offers visitors a lot to learn and understand about Japan.


While Japan remains a solidly Japanese-speaking country, you can be sure that the number of international visitors to Hakone has turned the locals and workers into savvy English speakers.


The legends here go back centuries—if not millennia—and Hakone continues to preserve traditional etiquette and customs. Your private Hakone tour will surely introduce you to the local history as well as its beauty.

Meet Our Japan Travel Specialists

Our expert Japan team is not only good at sharing insider knowledge—they’re also happy and excited to do it! Tell us what kind of private Hakone tour you’re dreaming of, and we’ll design a custom private journey specially for you.


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