[Kyoto experiences
personalised for you by our hosts]
personalised Kyoto experiences
Private & personalised to what you want to see and do with insight from a local
see Kyoto like a local
From the iconic tourist sites to secret local hangouts; you will see the authentic Kyoto
kids up to 12 years old go free!
Kids only pay for extras such as food & tickets to attractions when included in an experience

How it works

1. find and book

Find and book an experience or browse our Host's profiles and book your favourite one directly

2. tell us about you

We'll send a questionnaire to find out more about you, the places and things you want to see and the type of experience you're after

3. chat & plan

We'll match you to your ideal Host (if you didn't book one directly) and they'll contact you to plan your personalised experience.

4. explore together

Meet up and explore the city together. Experience the things and places that locals love and which make the city unique

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Find a Host In Kyoto

Find and book your favourite local who will personalise a city experience for you or get in touch if you’d like us to match you to your ideal Host in Kyoto

Not sure which Local to book? We know each of our Locals individually, so leave it to us to find the Local who best matches your interests, personality and requirements. Simply book below and we’ll be in touch within 24 hours to find out more about you so we can choose a like-minded Local who can create an experience in Kyoto that you will love. Alternatively, contact us directly at bookings@cityunscripted.com to let us know the proposed details of your trip so we can find the perfect Local for you!

  • Your Perfect Local Is Great For

    Children and families, Food & Drink, High-end travellers, LGBTQ, Nightlife, Off-the-beaten-path, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Young adults

  • Languages

    English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, Hindi, Italian, German, Dutch

Hello travellers:)! Are you ready to be a discoverer? . I am Machi, a 24 y.o. discoverer&local host specializing in local cafes. My favorite part of this beautiful city KYOTO is that you can easily find lovely cafes while walking, even in residential areas. Despite that Kyoto is well-known for its history and traditional buildings, very typical "Japanese" styles, it's one of the hot spots for cafes ranging from modern/fashionable cafes to greatly renovated and old-fashioned cafes in Japan. Have you ever imagined this?;) It's amazing! Let me say this just in case, I am not a "coffee lover" but a "cafe lover" , which means my selections of cafes are mainly based on atmospheres, not taste of coffee. I like discovering new cozy cafes in Kyoto. Still, tasty food and drinks are important:) Also I work at a Japanese green tea cafe. Now I am aiming to be a matcha/green tea instructor. So if you are interested in Japanese green tea, I can give you special matcha making experience or Japanese tea ceremony experience. I can offer you: ◎Japanese green tea experience (3hrs-): including matcha making experience or tea ceremony experience, going to green tea sweets cafes ◎'Be a local cafe discoverer' experience (3hrs-):including my favorite cafes and walking around to discover your favorite cafe in Kyoto. Basically cafe, cafe, cafe, but if you wish, we can drop by some shrines or temples. (But please do not expect any history-related knowledge...I'm suck at it:'-))) ) Get hungry and come visit me!;) https://kyotolocalcafe.blogspot.jp

  • Machi Is Great For

    Food & Drink

  • Languages

    English, Japanese

I am a fun and friendly student in my final year at university. I have lived on and off in Kyoto for well over 20 years. Over the past few years I have discovered many hidden treasures in Kyoto which I can't wait to share with you!

  • Nazuki Is Great For

    Food & Drink, High-end travellers, Off-the-beaten-path, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Children and families, Young adults

  • Languages

    English, Japanese

I want you to love this city! I would be happy to take you in my favorite places, show you around and talk with you about Japan and its culture... love and hate for me! (But as I am still here, more love!)

  • Guendalina Is Great For

    Solo travellers

  • Languages

    English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Italian

Hi! I am a Japanese and I live in Kyoto. Now I work there as well. I love traveling, eating, exploring nature and meeting new people!! Hope to see you and let's have fun together!

  • Nanami Is Great For

    Food & Drink, LGBTQ, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Young adults

  • Languages

    English, Japanese

Hello! I'm Takaya. I was born in Kyoto and grown up in Kyoto.So I know this city well. Kyoto has so many good places,good food,good people. I can show you my local Kyoto.

  • Takaya Is Great For

    Food & Drink, Solo travellers

  • Languages

    English, Japanese

Hi travellers! I just finished my doctoral studies in design anthropology. I've been living in Japan (in between Osaka, Kyoto, Kanazawa) for almost 5 years. I really love Kyoto with its outstanding historical places and landmarks. Also, I am always looking for discovering vintage night bars and Japanese coffee shops called Kissaten. They are definitely hidden gems of Kyoto. Let's enjoy Kyoto together!

  • Prananda Is Great For

    Business travellers, Children and families, Food & Drink, History and culture, Off-the-beaten-path, Parks and nature, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Young adults

  • Languages

    English, Japanese, Indonesian

I love meeting people,and enjoy talking with them even though i do not have anything common with them. I try to ask them what they know and love, and enjoy learning something new. Even if there are some categories of things that i don’t know much about, i have so many friends i can ask for variety of things such as games, amines, comic books, toys and so on. Kyoto is the city where you can enjoy old and new cultures of Japan!

  • Yoshihide Is Great For

    Food & Drink, Nightlife, Solo travellers

  • Languages

    English, Japanese