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Video call with a local to plan your perfect trip or to ask for local tips, essential info and insider secrets!

City Unscripted Zoom with a local
City Unscripted Zoom with a local
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City Unscripted Zoom with a local

Chat to one of our locals via zoom and get answers to all your questions plus personalized recommendations on things to do, places to go, best local eats and logistics to make your trip a breeze.

How does it work?

  • Tell us about you

    After booking, answer our short questionnaire so we can choose the right host for your video call

  • Chat to your host

    Got questions? Ask away, and get insider tips based on your interests, travel style and what you want to see and do

  • Get your customised plan

    Get a summary of your conversation from your host, including a list of their recommendations and helpful links

City Unscripted Zoom with local

We don’t do deals with restaurants, shops or attractions so you’ll always get unbiased recommendations from our hosts!

Top private tours
in Kobe

Half day in Kobe with a local
New Half day

Half day in Kobe with a local

A 3rd-century Shinto shrine, exquisitely marbled Kobe beef and unusually themed pet cafes.

$63.53 per person

4 hours

Kickstart your trip to Kobe
New Introduction to the city

Kickstart your trip to Kobe

Get oriented, try Kobe beef and learn to speak Japanese. (Kidding about the last one. Or are we?)

$58.71 per person

3 hours

Must see Kobe with a local
New City Highlights

Must see Kobe with a local

Mount Rokko, glass bottomed bridges and strolls along the Maiko Marine Promenade.

$82.78 per person

8 hours

Eat like a local in Kobe
New Food & Drink

Eat like a local in Kobe

Sublime cocktails, 70cm-long sausage and mustard rolls and boiled sand eels for the brave!

$104.78 per person

4 hours

Full day in Kobe with a local
New Full day

Full day in Kobe with a local

The Kobe Port Tower, sweeping coastlines, fresh alpine air and the weird and wonderful of Chinatown.

$82.78 per person

8 hours

Family day in Kobe with a local
New Family Friendly

Family day in Kobe with a local

A whirlwind of cable car rides, pink elephants, an owl cafe and virtual reality arcades.

$68.34 per person

5 hours

Experiences for all
types of travelers


for all types
of travelers

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Food Tours In Tokyo

Tourists enjoying a meal with a local guide at a busy restaurant in Japan

Food Tours In Japan

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Top Things To Do In Japan

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Top Things To Do In Kyoto

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Top Things To Do In Osaka

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Top Things To Do In Tokyo

Private Tour Guides In Kobe

Private Tour Guides In Kobe

Walking Tours In Kobe

Walking Tours In Kobe

Kobe private tours

Kobe private tours

Kobe Food Tours

Kobe Food Tours

City Unscripted Destinations

Latest reviews from our guests

    Great tour and tour guide! Tour was perfectly tailored for me. My interests were eating, shopping and learning about Kobe and it's people. We had a great lunch at a Kobe beef restaurant, toured some great shops and went on a cruise. Highly recommend this tour!

    September 2022

    Mai F

    I had a wonderful time with Hirotake! He was so down to earth and easy going with a great personality! He was also very flexible and patient. He allowed me to make changes to the schedule as I saw fit. Knew all the best places to eat and got me into a restaurant that I couldn't have booked on my own which was greatly appreciated! I'll definitely revisit Kobe thanks to him!

    April 2022

    Kadian W

    Keiko was our personal guide during our tour and we are very satisfied with her level of professionalism and commitment to what she is doing. Almost one month before our planned visit to Kobe, she began to correspond with us to know more about our expectations and our desires regarding the visit. It was very important to us that our guide interacted with us ahead of our trip to Kobe since 1)we only had a half-day to discover the town 2)it is our first time visiting and maybe the last one as travelling from our country to Japan is a very expensive trip. Keiko planned everything according to our desires and our visit went smoothly on the scheduled date even though it was raining most of the time. These were the highlights of our visit: the old foreign areas on the hills, the Herb Garden that was accessed with a ropeway, the Meriken Park, the point of the impact of the 1995 earthquake and the luxurious department stores alley. Using the public transport (bus) was an interesting experience for us. Keiko took us back to the Kobe Shinkansen station and guided us to the Kobe Beef Gallery that we would have not missed. Our warmest thanks to Keiko for having helped us to know more about Kobe in a very short time and for having welcomed us into her hometown. The concept of having a local as a guide is very important and reassuring for any (inter)national visitor to an unknown and resilient town, such as Kobe. Best wishes to Keiko. Hope to meet her again in the future.

    February 2020


    We were extremely happy with the appointed local tour guide Mr. Hiroki Katsuno in Kobe. He was very helpful and gave us a lot of information about the city. Special thanks to him for his kindness and warm hospitality.

    January 2020

    Jessie L

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Travel planning consultation

Got questions about the city you’re visiting? Our local hosts have all the answers. City Unscripted will set your trip up for success with travel planning tips from our knowledgeable local insiders – the only travel consultants you’ll ever need.

With our simple travel planning service, you can chat with a like-minded local before you even board your flight! We’ll set up a video call or email conversation with a guide in the city you’re visiting, so you can get expert online travel advice to make your travel planning a breeze.

Save yourself the hours of researching online travel advice yourself. Whether you have questions about public transport, need advice on where to stay, or you simply want to arrive at your destination fully prepared with insider tips and tricks, our travel planning service will set you up.

What are you waiting for? Book a tour with City Unscripted and let’s get your travel planning started with top-notch online travel advice from the travel consultants who know it all – the locals!