Hakone Hachiri: Old Tokaido Highway Hiking Tour

Imagine stumbling upon an ancient path that weaves through Japan’s picturesque landscapes, offering a glimpse into the country’s rich history and natural beauty.

The Hakone Hachiri: Old Tokaido Highway Hiking Tour beckons wanderers to uncover hidden gems along this route, with surprises waiting at every turn.

Join a small group of fellow adventurers and set out on a journey that promises to be as enlightening as it is rewarding.

Just The Basics

Hakone Hachiri: Old Tokaido Highway Hiking Tour - Just The Basics

  • Explore the historic Hakone Hachiri trail with a certified guide
  • Discover Edo period travel history and scenic views
  • Enjoy a 7-hour hike suitable for beginners
  • Immerse in Japan’s Chubu Region beauty and culture

Tour Details

Hakone Hachiri: Old Tokaido Highway Hiking Tour - Tour Details

Embark on the Hakone Hachiri: Old Tokaido Highway Hiking Tour with Coconuts Hike Japan for a 7-hour adventure through Japan’s historic Chubu Region from Mishima.

The trail, stretching around 8km, is perfect for beginners, featuring mostly gentle slopes. This hike offers a unique experience of the Edo period travel along the Old Tokaido Highway, rich in historical significance.

As you traverse the path, you’ll be greeted with scenic views and if luck is on your side, catch a glimpse of majestic Mt. Fuji. A certified Mountain Guide accompanies the group, ensuring a safe and informative journey.

Dive deep into Japan’s history and geography while exploring hidden corners and enjoying an overall enriching tour experience.


As you set off from Hakone-Yumoto Station, your journey along the Hakone Hachiri: Old Tokaido Highway Hiking Tour unfolds, taking you through a captivating itinerary rich in historical and natural wonders.

You’ll pass by the serene Sukumo River, explore the charming village of Hatajuku, and visit the traditional Amasake Tea House.

The tour continues with a stop at the picturesque Lake Ashi, where you can soak in the stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Walking along the Old Tōkaidō Road, you’ll encounter historical landmarks like the Hakone Checkpoint and the sacred Mishima Taisha Shrine.

Throughout the day, be prepared to witness breathtaking scenic vistas and learn about Japan’s fascinating history.

Tour Description

Hakone Hachiri: Old Tokaido Highway Hiking Tour - Tour Description

Get ready to explore historical sites and experience the charm of Edo period travel on the Old Tokaido Highway during this 7-hour Hakone Hachiri hiking tour in Japan’s Chubu Region with Coconuts Hike Japan. Participants will hike around 8km, seeing Japan’s rich history while enjoying scenic views along the way. If the weather permits, lucky hikers may catch glimpses of majestic Mt. Fuji in the distance.

The tour provides an excellent opportunity to learn about Japan’s history and geography while traversing mostly gentle slopes suitable for beginners. Don’t miss out on this chance to experience history firsthand and take in the beautiful landscapes that the Old Tokaido Highway has to offer.

  • Experience history firsthand
  • Scenic views and potential Mt. Fuji sightings
  • Learn about Japan’s rich history and geography
  • Mostly gentle slopes, suitable for beginners
  • Enjoy the charm of Edo period travel


Tour inclusions comprise a certified Mountain Guide to lead the way, ensuring a safe and enjoyable journey for all participants. The convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off eliminates the hassle of finding transportation to the starting point. Transportation by bus is arranged for the group, making it easy to move between the different stops on the itinerary.

When it comes to food options, delicious meals and refreshing drinks await at local restaurants along the route. This ensures that hikers can refuel and enjoy a taste of authentic Japanese cuisine during the tour.

With these transportation arrangements and food offerings taken care of, participants can focus on seeing the beauty and history of the Hakone Hachiri path.


Hakone Hachiri: Old Tokaido Highway Hiking Tour - Reviews

Participants on the Hakone Hachiri: Old Tokaido Highway Hiking Tour have raved about the knowledgeable and experienced guide, the exploration of hidden corners, and the overall tour experience. Here are some highlights from the reviews:

  • Guide Expertise: The guide’s in-depth knowledge of the area’s history and geography impressed all participants.

  • Hidden Gems: Travelers were thrilled to uncover hidden treasures and lesser-known spots along the hike.

  • Engaging Narratives: The guide’s storytelling made the history of the Edo period come alive during the tour.

  • Scenic Delights: Stunning views and possible Mt. Fuji sightings added an extra layer of beauty to the journey.

  • Interactive Experience: Tourists enjoyed the interactive nature of the tour, where they could ask questions and engage with the guide throughout the hike.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Tour Suitable for Children or Elderly Participants?

The tour is suitable for children and elderly participants. Restroom facilities are available, and participants should bring comfortable shoes. While exploring, be mindful of cultural customs and etiquette. Shopping opportunities are limited.

Are There Any Restroom Facilities Along the Hiking Trail?

Restroom availability along the hiking trail is limited, with facilities mainly at starting and finishing points. Trail conditions are generally good, but uneven terrain may be encountered. Hikers are advised to plan accordingly.

What Should Participants Bring With Them on the Tour?

When embarking on the hiking tour, participants should pack essentials like a sturdy backpack, comfortable footwear, and weather-appropriate clothing. Bringing trail snacks and a refillable water bottle is crucial for energy and hydration throughout the journey.

Is There Any Free Time for Shopping or Exploring on Our Own During the Tour?

During the Hakone Hachiri: Old Tokaido Highway Hiking Tour, participants can enjoy free time exploring shops and local crafts. It’s a great opportunity to pick up unique souvenirs and immerse in the local culture.

Are There Any Specific Cultural Customs or Etiquette That Participants Should Be Aware of During the Tour?

Participants should be mindful of cultural customs like removing shoes before entering certain establishments and bowing as a sign of respect. Awareness of etiquette such as not tipping and handling chopsticks properly is essential during the tour.

Final Words

The Hakone Hachiri: Old Tokaido Highway Hiking Tour is a fantastic way to explore Japan’s Chubu Region on a budget.

With a small group size and a certified guide leading the way, participants can enjoy a mix of history, nature, and culture in just 7 hours.

From stunning views of Mt. Fuji to visits to traditional tea houses and shrines, this tour offers a memorable experience for beginners looking to enjoy Japan’s past.