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The Backstreet Guides

Shinagawa 141-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 80-4421-8366
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I had the absolute pleasure of having Maya as my tour guide for the Tokyo night tour and a private... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hopedale, Massachusetts
via mobile
Kyoto Tour

Maki was our guide from The Back Street Guides and she was patient and accommodating with our large... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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“tokyo tour” (36 reviews)
“private tour” (43 reviews)
“day tour” (37 reviews)
Shinagawa 141-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
Shinagawa / Gotanda
+81 80-4421-8366
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the absolute pleasure of having Maya as my tour guide for the Tokyo night tour and a private day trip to Kamakura. To say it simply...it was amazing. Maya was so knowledgeable and knew exactly where to go. We saw the popular spots...More

1  Thank mkennelly22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maki was our guide from The Back Street Guides and she was patient and accommodating with our large group of 4 adults and 4 children (ages 8-13). We had signed up for the half day tour and she met us at our rental house in...More

2  Thank ombmom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over two days, I took both tours, Absolute Tokyo and the Night Out Tokyo excursion. Although I was tired after walking over 20kms after the two days, I felt very satisfied with the route, information and friendliness of the tour. It was nice that the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit. More than just fish and more ocean products, it offers a variety of eating places and unique shopping items.

Thank shigemot
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We used Backstreet Guides for a one-day tour to Kamakura. Our guide was Yoko and she was great. In fact, her knowledge, friendliness and flexibility all made our day memorable and enjoyable. Yoko was at our hotel in Shinjuku on time and after introductions we...More

3  Thank ParagliderBasel
Reviewed 18 April 2017

First time to Japan, so we decided to book a private tour. We ended up booking 3 tours for the five in our party. All three guides (Yoko, Rie and Maki) were all excellent and each had a great, unique perspective. We only had one...More

1  Thank Travel123223
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Backstreets? We did not get backstreets, rather we were taken to mainstream tourist destinations on our private walking tour. Being foodies, we wanted to find great food, small interesting local streets, interesting architecture and a city view. As we did not know where to go...More

1  Thank jane c
TBSG_Team, Owner at The Backstreet Guides, responded to this review

Dear Tokyo visitor. Thank you very much for your feedback. Firstly just to say that we are all, including your experienced guide, very surprised at your review. All of our clients receive a popular and proven itinerary before payment but without knowing you this is...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

So happy we found Backstreet Guides. We booked for a half day private tour in Tokyo, it was completely tailored to the areas we wanted to visit. The guide Rie was great and shared insights and information about Tokyo and Japanese culture in general which...More

3  Thank fourstardust
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We learned so much about the places we visited and the Japanese culture from our guide Mikiko. She is super patient and knowledgeable. Goes the extra mile to help us with directions and places to eat after the end of the tour. There was a...More

1  Thank Cindy Z
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We had a fantastic tour with Mayu all around Tokyo. She was an amazing guide, very knowledgeable and happy to answer all our questions. The tour itself covered a lot of cool places all throughout Tokyo including a really yummy yakitori dinner. We would never...More

1  Thank Theo_and_Fiona
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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Hi We are a family of 4 (3 adults &1 child aged 12yrs) and are arriving in Tokyo 05/04/17 departing for Kyoto 10/04/17. Do you have any availability on any tours during our stay? I realise it is short notice.So sorry! Also what would be the cost for a tour to Yudanaka Snow Monkeys? Thank you. Sheenagh
10 March 2017|
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Hi We arriving Tokyo on April 2nd until April 6 , then we are going to Kyoto from April 6th tell April 9th. can we have a private tour for both places . Can you send me itinerary, and how much it will cost us Thank you Covina 500
30 January 2017|
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Response from TBSG_Team | Property representative |
Hello, thank you very much for your question. Please do drop us an email with the details of what you are looking for and one of out team will contact you to discuss. Thank you!
Hi Backstreet Guides, a friend went on your Tokyo tour this year and said they had a fantastic time and to book when we visit we should book a Tokyo day tour. Well we are coming to Japan in April and would really like to do this tour. There is my wife and I and our 22 year old daughter. We arrive in Tokyo on April 3 and would like to book the group tour for April 4. My friend said that your tour guides are great and it's a great way to get started inJapan. My question is, When should we book to make sure we get on the tour ? And any other information you might have. Thank you, mark
31 December 2016|
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Response from TBSG_Team | Property representative |
Hello Mark, sorry for the delay in our answer as we have been closed during the new years holiday period and just opened today. We would really love you to join us on 4th April! At this time we have space but your are... More