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The Backstreet Guides

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“tokyo tour”(42 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 2 weeks ago

We toured with Mayu for two days and had a wonderful time. Mayu really cared that we had a great time. She is warm and fun to be with and did a great job of both showing us sites and giving us insight into Tokyo...More

Thank elfy57
Reviewed October 25, 2018 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.

1  Thank Ashleigh W
Reviewed October 16, 2018

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

Thank luckypa
Reviewed October 1, 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

1  Thank avenueroad
Reviewed September 28, 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 August 28, 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 August 20, 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

3  Thank KevinY_Bellevue
Reviewed August 15, 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 August 13, 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 July 27, 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
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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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July 3, 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.
June 26, 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.
May 14, 2018|
Response from Fmcguigan | Reviewed this property |
You must contact Backstreet Guides for this information.