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The Backstreet Guides

Shinagawa 141-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
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Another five stars for Backstreet

My wife and I booked the Absolutely Tokyo tour and were delighted when, as the only two people on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ijballo
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Gold Coast, Australia
Amazing tour around Kyoto

Our fantastic guide Maki took us to areas we might have struggled to get to and explained the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Denis D
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Mandurah, Australia
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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” (45 reviews)
“tokyo tour” (38 reviews)
“day tour” (39 reviews)
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Shinagawa 141-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
Shinagawa, Gotanda
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"private tour"
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"day tour"
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"maki"
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"fish market"
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"walking tour"
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"group tour"
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"great tour"
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"an excellent guide"
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"great company"
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"tokyo life"
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"great introduction"
in 9 reviews
"small group"
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"wear comfortable shoes"
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"personal tour"
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"noodles"
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"tokyo metro system"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

2  Thank Gloria E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us recently spent a Sunday on a wonderful all-day private Tokyo tour with Mayu. She was really an excellent guide who took us through parts of old Tokyo, introducing us to many new foods, and giving us insights into the people and culture....More

1  Thank FredFromMN
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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

I can’t recommend this tour enough. Mayu’s passion for explaining the culture, infectious laugh and overall great energy made this a thoroughly enjoyable experience! We took this tour our first day in Tokyo, seeing pretty much all of the major areas. With Mayu’s stellar recommendations...More

1  Thank apples16
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

My girlfriend and I recently went to Japan for the first time. Since we had never been before I decided to book a private tour to help give us a good view of the best Tokyo spots, and to help us feel comfortable with the...More

2  Thank Brian B
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

Four years ago we had two days with Backstreet Private guides. This week again we had an full plan and accomplished so much thanks to Yoko. We are with our 12 year old grandchild and wanted to see a variety of places. We started Monday...More

1  Thank homerun183
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

I really didn't want to take the big bus tours (impersonal) or go it alone (impractical) to either Nikko or Kamakura with our group of 11. So very happy we used the Backstreet Guides for our private tours! (Thanks TripAdvisor!) From the beginning, Masa was...More

2  Thank HImommy
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Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Following our first full day and experience with our guide from Backstreet guides, we were eager to book again for our last full day. Now our expectations were set high, but it’s because we had such a great time. By this day of our travels,...More

3  Thank Ella Y
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

We had a super day with Maki in Kyoto. Her English is fantastic and she has a good sense of humour. She was a good conversationalist without being over chatty. It was so helpful and much quicker to go to all the places with a...More

4  Thank Victoria B
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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
...More
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Madel M
30 December 2017|
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Response from Maureen K | Reviewed this property |
You need to contact the tour company. I’m just a customer
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pennez1
15 August 2017|
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Response from Gregory N | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I think you intended to send your question to Backstreet Guides. I'm just someone who gave a review of the tour.
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