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The Backstreet Guides

Shinagawa 141-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 80-4421-8366
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Great Japan "Intro"

My family - wife, 2 daughters 20 and 17 and I - were able to book a private tour in Tokyo on our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Guernehead
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San Francisco
Tokyo Night Tour is a great way to explore the city

We would highly recommend this tour! It was a lot of fun and very informative. We covered a lot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
schweiz2816
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Toronto, Canada
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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 Kyoto, not just a tourist.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good7%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“private tour” (48 reviews)
“tokyo tour” (42 reviews)
“day tour” (41 reviews)
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Shinagawa 141-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
Shinagawa, Gotanda
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+81 80-4421-8366
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"great tour"
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"an excellent guide"
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"fushimi inari shrine"
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"great introduction"
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"tokyo life"
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"great company"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Guernehead
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank schweiz2816
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Ian Z
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank jess747
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Reviewed 29 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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Reviewed 22 May 2018

We did The Tokyo Night Tour and The Absolutely Tokyo tour with Mayu on April 13th and 14th 2018. We could not have had a better guide for these tours than Mayu, she was outstanding. We got to see a lot of Tokyo in a...More

Thank Carl A
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

I cannot recommend this highly enough, especially if you only have a short time. The full day private tour was the perfect first day in Japan. Mayu got us set up with Pasmo cards (for the subway/bus/train) then took us to a number of great...More

2  Thank Christy1
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

My wife and I booked the Absolutely Tokyo tour and were delighted when, as the only two people on the tour, had Mikiko to ourselves for the full day. She was first class in allrespects and really put the polish on a full and fun...More

Thank ijballo
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Our fantastic guide Maki took us to areas we might have struggled to get to and explained the subtleties of these areas as only a local can do. We visited the Golden Pavilion and Arashiyama before having a traditional lunch. In the afternoon we visited...More

1  Thank Denis D
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

We chose Backstreet Guides for our day tour in Hakone after reading all the good reviews of this tour company and it lived up to all our expectations. We were 5 adults over the age of 65 and our tour guide Yuriko couldn’t have been...More

3  Thank Gloria E
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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
...More
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jeffandfiona
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.
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pratyushkumardas
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.
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thorntonmathew
14 May 2018|
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Response from Fmcguigan | Reviewed this property |
You must contact Backstreet Guides for this information.
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