07:57 – Depart Tokyo
08:30 – Arrive Odawara ( Odawara Tokaido Shinkansen Kodama #707)
Japan Holidays Recommendation – try to arrange a seat on the right hand side for picturesque views of Mt Fuji (weather permitting) pulling into Odawara Station. Valid JR national pass can be used for this bullet train!
(On request Hakone or Atami station start &/finish or Mishima station finish for onward Shizuoka travel)
08:30 – Depart From Odawara Station with English Speaking Guide and walk to nearby Odawara castle, scene of the epic final battle of Japan’s warring states Period in 1590.
Catch the local train to Hakone Yumoto, then bus to Amazake Chaya tea house, one of the few remaining of hundreds of tea houses that adorned Old Tokaido.
After some heart-warming amasake (non-alcoholic) take a bus down to the shore of Lake Ashinokoin Moto-Hakone.
Lunch at café near the lake.
After lunch stroll around the lakefront to enjoy Hakone Shrine with its famous red gate over the water, and then walk the kilometre-long Cedar Avenue, lined both sides with towering 400 year-old Cedar, then through Hakone Checkpoint.
Depart by bus to Mishima (more Fuji views enroute, weather permitting of course), and stroll along GenbeRiver World Heritage Water Area
17:00 – Arrive Mishima Shinkansen Station for the end of tour
Mishima is the conclusion of Hakone Hachiri.
OPTION Visitors can stay in the modern city overnight before continuing to explore Shizuoka, or catch the Shinkansen back to Tokyo. enquire with Japan Holidays about a stay in local style Japanese Inn to complete your experience.