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The Backstreet Guides

Shinagawa 141-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 80-4421-8366
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Best way to get your Tokyo bearings. First day must do.

We had a private day trip with Yoko and she was fantastic. Tokyo is huge and she arranged... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Neil M
Brisbane, Australia
Helpful and fun

We did this tour on our very first day in Japan and found it helpful to get our bearings. The full... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
Shabari K
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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.
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Shinagawa 141-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
Shinagawa / Gotanda
+81 80-4421-8366
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

We had a private day trip with Yoko and she was fantastic. Tokyo is huge and she arranged everything and gave us a great sense for what we wanted to do for the rest of our stay. We covered a lot of Tokyo so it...More

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We did this tour on our very first day in Japan and found it helpful to get our bearings. The full day Tokyo tour was sold out but we were lucky to get a private tour with Yuriko. Yuriko San was very helpful and informative....More

2  Thank Shabari K
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We had the pleasure of taking the Into Kyoto Walking Tour with Maki. This was the perfect way to see a lot of the major sites on our list. Maki was great at explaining everything we were seeing, as well as showing us things we...More

1  Thank Kira W
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Mikiko was our energetic guide who schlepped us from one end of Tokyo to the other. Lots of walking and stair climbing but we saw and learned a lot. It was a good way to understand the trains/subways so we were able to do it...More

1  Thank Larry K
Reviewed 7 May 2017 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 1 May 2017

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 30 April 2017

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

1  Thank The_Canadian_Drifter
Reviewed 24 April 2017 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
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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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!
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