• City Tours & Experiences With Locals - Private & Personalized Book a like-minded Local Host to explore Kyoto together and experience the best of the city based on your interests
  • City Tours & Experiences With Locals - Private & Personalized Discover amazing walks, venues and events that most tourists don't know about
  • City Tours & Experiences With Locals - Private & Personalized Ditch the guidebook. Our Local Hosts will show you the best of the Kyoto you want to experience.
Kyoto Experiences
100% private and personalised to what you want to see and do
Do Kyoto like a local
Get advice or be shown around by a like-minded Local host
Money back guarantee
We'll refund your money if you're not happy with your experience
Kids go free
Kids up to 15 years old go free

How it works

find and book

Find and book an experience or browse our Locals' profiles and book your favourite Local Host directly

tell us about you

Tell us about you, your personality and passions, the places and things you want to see and the type of experience you are after

chat & plan

We'll assign the best Local Host for you (if you didn't book one directly) and your Host will be in touch to plan a personalised experience for you

explore together

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

Our Local Hosts in Kyoto

Select a Local Host and book them to just get advice or to see the city together

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

    Bar lovers, Budget travellers, Disabled travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, Halal food, High-end travellers, Hip / Trendy scene, LGBT scene, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Partying & clubbing, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Travellers with babies, Travellers with kids, Travellers with teenagers, Vegans, Vegetarians

  • 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

    Foodies

  • 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

    Bar lovers, Budget travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, High-end travellers, Hip / Trendy scene, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Travellers with kids, Travellers with teenagers

  • 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

    First time visitors, New residents, Bar lovers, 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

    Budget travellers, Disabled travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, Hip / Trendy scene, LGBT scene, New residents, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Travellers with teenagers

  • 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

    First time visitors, Budget travellers, Foodies, Solo travellers

  • Languages

    English, Japanese

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

    Budget travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, Hip / Trendy scene, Partying & clubbing, Solo travellers

  • Languages

    English, Japanese

Hello guests! I’m Ayumi, Japanese. But it’s been 2 years since I came here in Kyoto. I’ve been in Thailand for 15 years. I love travel around the world. That’s why I know many unique aspects which local residents don’t notice. I’m eager to share it with you. I’ll provide kids friendly plan because I have 2 boys. And I’m an easy-going person. I enjoy to see and have conversations with new people. I can’t wait for walking around Kyoto with you!

  • Ayumi Is Great For

    Budget travellers, First time visitors, Senior travellers, Travellers with babies, Travellers with kids, Travellers with teenagers, Vegans, Vegetarians

  • Languages

    English, Japanese, Thai

Peace of mind

Trustworthy

Trustworthy

All our Local Hosts are friendly, knowledgeable and trustworthy

Interviewed

Interviewed

We meet and interview all our Local Hosts to ensure they meet our strict criteria

Insured

Insured

We have tour operator insurance to protect your peace of mind

Guaranteed

Guaranteed

We are so confident that you will love your experience that if you don't we will refund your money*

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