Hakone Excursions & Tours - Hakone and Odawara castle tour - Private
Hakone Excursions & Tours: Our Hakone Trip is different from all others. It includes Odawara Castle which used to governing the regions as the customs gate for Edo, today's Tokyo. Geometrical Hakone Craft is made by all wisdoms of clever craft mans. Hakone Yumoto Street is the gate town to Hakone region which provides all local shops. Hakone Shrine Gate is located on Lake Ashi Shore side.
- Odawara was a stronghold of the Doi clan during the Kamakura period, and a fortified residence built by their collateral branch, the Kobayakawa clan stood on the approximate site of the present castle. After the Uesugi Zenshu Revolt of 1416, Odawara came under the control of the Omori clan of Suruga, who were in turn defeated by Ise Moritoki of Izu, founder of the Late Hojo clan in 1495. Five generations of the Late Hojo clan improved and expanded on the fortifications of Odawara Castle as the center of their domains, which encompassed most of the Kanto region.
Hakone Shrine stands at the foot of Mount Hakone along the shores of Lake Ashi. A path leads from the torii gate in Lake Ashi up a series of steps flanked by lanterns through the forest to the main building of the shrine, which sits peacefully among the tall trees. The shrine is beautiful throughout the year, and is particularly breathtaking when shrouded in mist
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up at the Hotel in Tokyo area.
Duration: Nine hours.
Start/opening time: At 9am.
Languages: English.