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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 Kyoto

Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Half day

Half day in Magical Kyoto

4 hours tailored to what you want to see and do. So whether it's ticking off main sites or discovering hidden gems, it's up to you and your host!

$138.60 per person

4 hours

Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Food & Drink

Eat & drink like a local: the Japanese izakaya dining edition

From old-school izakaya full of regulars to tiny standing bars serving homestyle food, eat like a local on an experience tailored to your tastebuds

$175.73 per person

3 hours

Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Full day

Sunrise to sunset: the ultimate Kyoto experience

The Kyoto you want to experience in a day! See the main sites, taste the incredible food scene or go off the tourist trail. It's totally up to you!

$254.10 per person

8 hours

Magical Kyoto after dark
Night tours

Magical Kyoto after dark

Explore Kyoto at night with a local. Explore mystical Gion and the winding streets in Pontocho or mingle with the locals at a bar; it's up to you!

$178.50 per person

4 hours

Big Ben to Tower Bridge

Mystical Gion: explore the iconic geisha district

Explore Kyoto's most mesmerizing district, see stunning temples, traditional shops, and maybe even the odd geisha hurrying to her next appointment

$109.73 per person

3 hours

Big Ben to Tower Bridge
City Highlights

Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto

Visit some of Kyoto's top sites in a day, from the Kinkakuji temple and Fushimi Inari gates to the Nishiki market, and a sprinkle of hidden gems

$254.10 per person

8 hours

Experiences for all
types of travelers


for all types
of travelers

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Latest reviews from our guests

    Great day and tour with Oussama! Oussama contacted me a few days ahead of schedule to organise the tour to maximise time so I could enjoy Kyoto!!! Great guide who suited my tempo and lead to a fantastic day! Also helped me take tons of photos!!!

    March 2023

    Dominic W

    Outstanding tour! Brenda tailored our tour around our interests and timeline. Fantastic way to see Kyoto!

    March 2023

    Harry C

    This was at a nice pace. The information was interesting and helpful so we could navigate around later. The sites were beautiful. We appreciated the tour guide.

    March 2023

    Monica D

    Amazing tour! Masaya is a very knowledgeable guide and a very nice person. I got a lot of very interesting information about Kyoto in general and about the places we visited in particular. Masaya has kept a very flexible schedule, which was very important as this was a day tour for me with tight time boundaries. Overall, I felt like I have been taken care of very well. All questions were answered, and I got a lot of help from my guide to organize things prior as well as after the tour. I have accompanied all the time since I stepped from the train in Kyoto and until and got back on a train in the evening. This was extremely helpful given that this was my first time in Japan. I would definitely recommend Masaya as a guide.

    March 2023

    Andrew E

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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!