Japan Travel Specialist

“Two Streets Back” travel is a fully licensed Travel Agency and an active member of JATA, (the Japan Association of Travel Agents),  with a head office based in the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto, and GSA representation in Brisbane, Australia.

As our name suggests, “Two Streets Back” plans and operates exclusive Small Group Tours that include our own favourite towns and villages, off the beaten track locations, cultural experiences, seasonal surprises, local cuisine, Unesco World Heritage sites, interaction with local people, and of course a lot of fun! 

Our carefully crafted itineraries encourage guests to get up close and personal with Japan, travelling as the locals do, eating where the locals eat, and nurturing friendships with people you meet along the way.

Whether joining one of our popular small group tours, or creating your own unique itinerary with family or special friends, travelling with “Two Streets Back” is a great way to discover the deeper side of Japan.

Licensed by the Japanese Tourism Agency in accordance with the provisions of the Travel Agency Law(Scope of Activities : Domestic Travel)
Registration Number : Travel Agency Registration by the Governor of Kyoto Prefecture, Number 2-850

Our Fully Guided / All-Inclusive Tours

"We believe a good tour has to have the right balance of sightseeing and local experience."

When you join a “Two Streets Back” tour,  there’s no need to worry about speaking the language,  finding your way around confusing streets, standing in line for attractions or struggling to read the simplest menu.  Our professional Tour Managers will show you the best Japan has to offer.  All you need to do is sit back and relax to soak in the unique local exxperience.

“Two Streets Back” provides fully escorted tours which include a bi-lingual Tour Manager (Japanese/English), comfortable accommodation (Western & Traditional Japanese), daily breakfast and most lunches and dinners (as per itinerary), local & inter-city transport including Shinkansen (as per itinerary), all entrance fees for the included activities, and luggage forwarding service (as per itinerary).

Our Small Group Tours

"Experience the real Japan in groups of only 2 to 6 people"

By joining a “Two Streets back” tour you will enjoy more than just sightseeing.  We only offer a maximum of 6 guests for each of our tours, so you will always receive premium attention from your friendly Tour Manager.

Because of this small tour size, you can eat in smaller local restaurants and take part in activities not accessible to larger tour groups.  You’ll experience far more interaction with your Tour Manager,  your fellow travellers and curious locals you may meet along the way.  Our experienced Tour Managers are on hand 24/7 to offer tailored advice on ideas for your free time, as well as share their in-depth knowledge of Japanese history ensuring a unique and insightful trip.


Local Food Experiences

"No wonder the United Nation's added traditional Japanese food to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list"

One of the highlights of any “Two Streets Back” tour is to taste real, home-made Japanese food.  Be prepared for the freshest ingredients.  Fish, chicken, pork, rice, miso soup, tofu and vegetables are at the heart of many meals. It is not all raw fish, but sashimi will be offered, and is really worth trying. 

In Japan, food is the best way to engage with local lifestyles and to gain an in-depth experience of regional culture, the daily life of Japanese communities, and individual inhabitants. Our tours take you on a gastronomic journey to meet Japan and its people through cherished culinary traditions.

All of our small group tours offer delicious Japanese and/or Western style breakfasts, dinners, and most lunches, ensuring our guests get the most out of their carefree culinary journey.

If you have strong food preferences or severe allergies, please submit your inquery before booking, as we may not guarantee that all your dietary requirements will be catered to.  For further information, please refer to “Food & Beverage” section of “Travelling with Two Streets Back” from “Practical Information” on our home page.