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The Backstreet Guides

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Outstanding experience

We had the opportunity to walk with Mayu our tour guide through the busy streets of Tokyo. She was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lake Forest, California
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Absolutely Tokyo was absolutely wonderful

The tour covers the central and east part of Tokyo in 1 day. That is a lot for a day tour. Our... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bellevue, Washington
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Want to see the real Tokyo and Kyoto? Then hire one of our private tour guides or join one of our group tours. Friendly, personable and passionate local guides and custom designed itineraries from local experts who really care. Be a part of Tokyo or...more
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Shinagawa 141-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
Shinagawa, Gotanda
+81 80-4421-8366
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the opportunity to walk with Mayu our tour guide through the busy streets of Tokyo. She was very knowledgeable and patient with us. It felt like a private tour, for it was the three of us and Mayu. She took the time to...More

1  Thank dfzabala
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour covers the central and east part of Tokyo in 1 day. That is a lot for a day tour. Our guide Mayu was very pleasant and knowledgeable. She is also well connected with local shops and businesses. Before arriving to Tokyo I was...More

1  Thank KevinY_Bellevue
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This was one of the best. Tours I've been on in a long time my guide was may and her wisdom and knowledge was amazing so thanks mayu

2  Thank Zoned D
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Our experience was excellent our guide Yoko was plesent Very knowledgeable and plesent. She took us to all the places that we wanted to visit and explained everything in perfect English and I would highly recommend this company and especially yoko

2  Thank Ilan N
Reviewed 27 July 2018

We had a lovely tour adapted to our pace with kids. The guide was very kind and had a lot of patience with our kids. She had interesting stories on every place and made our day a very nice experience.

2  Thank WENDYMurcia
Reviewed 13 July 2018

My family - wife, 2 daughters 20 and 17 and I - were able to book a private tour in Tokyo on our second day in Japan. It was a great way to better understand the logistics of traveling in Japan, see multiple sites efficiently...More

2  Thank Guernehead
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We would highly recommend this tour! It was a lot of fun and very informative. We covered a lot of highlights of Tokyo in one evening and learned a lot about the city (just be prepared for a lot of walking). It was fun to...More

1  Thank schweiz2816
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

We did an amazing 8-hour tour with Yoko. She was awesome. Great English and so easy to work with. She got to know us quickly and kept changing things up to make sure we got to do/see the things we wanted to. At the fish...More

1  Thank Ian Z
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Had a wonderful time on my Tokyo Night Tour, it was fun and informative! The booking process was easy with good communication, and the guide was very friendly.

2  Thank jess747
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We ended up booking three tours with The Backstreet Guides - Absolutely Tokyo, private tour to Nikko National Park/Toshogu Shrine, and Into Kyoto tour. Every single moment on these tours was great! our guides (Rie, Mayu, and Maki) were fantastic, attentive, and knowledgeable. It was...More

2  Thank Nicolas W
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Shinagawa / Gotanda
In Shinagawa, an office district shares space with
luxury residential buildings and the scene is
constantly changing with rapid development. Ikedayama
park and Togoshi park are great places to see
beautiful traditional Japanese gardens with ponds, as
well as enjoy the changing seasons. Shinagawa was a
post and a port town during the Edo era and the lavish
old Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples at Shinagawa
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4 July 2018|
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Response from Victoria B | Reviewed this property |
I am a traveler, not a guide! You need to contact Backstreet Guides yourself.
26 June 2018|
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Response from Christy1 | Reviewed this property |
Backstreet Guides has english speaking guides; contact them and tell them what you want, and see if they can accomodate you. I highly recommend them.
14 May 2018|
Response from Fmcguigan | Reviewed this property |
You must contact Backstreet Guides for this information.