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The Backstreet Guides

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“tokyo tour”(41 reviews)
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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

My friend and I did the night tour of Tokyo. Our guide Mayu was the perfect host - she was incredibly polite, funny and accommodating, and full of knowledge. She was a great Japanese representative.

Thank Ashleigh W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I hired The Backstreet Guides for a private, one-day tour of Kamakura. They were great to work with in advance of our trip. They were incredibly responsive to my emails; we always received a reply back in less than 24 hours, and...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I had our guide, Mayu, to ourselves (the benefit of non tourist season). A Totoro lover like us, we instantly clicked and the three of us had a fantastic day together. The fish markets a highlight, as well as lunch, and so...More

Thank avenueroad
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Thanks to the knowledge and care of our guide, Yoko, we experienced the Tokyo area over two days in an incredible way. From Imperial Palace Gardens to the Nikko UNESCO world heritage site to Lake Chuzenji to the amazing Kegon Falls, she connected us with...More

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 28 August 2018 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 21 August 2018

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

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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 28 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
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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.