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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

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Half day in Magical Kyoto Half day

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!

$138.6 per person

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Kyoto in pink: Experience the cherry blossom season like a local Seasonal

Join a local for an authentic cherry blossom experience. Discover secret sakura spots, enjoy a traditional picnic, and immerse in the beauty of hanami

$190.48 per person

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

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

$171.73 per person

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Sunrise to sunset: the ultimate Kyoto experience Full day

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!

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Magical Kyoto after dark Night tours

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!

$169.6 per person

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Mystical Gion: explore the iconic geisha district Cultural

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

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Experiences for all
types of travelers


for all types
of travelers

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Latest reviews from our guests

    Die Tour mit Harun war super. Er hat die Tour nach unserem Interesse angepasst und wir konnten genau das anschauen, was wir wollten. Er hat uns auch viel über die Gegend erzählt und uns Tipps gegeben, was wir ansonsten noch anschauen könnten, auch ausserhalb der Tour. Er hat uns immer wieder auf gute Fotospots hingewiesen und war sehr gelassen. Harun hat uns auch geholfen, uns in Kyoto etwas besser zurecht zu finden. Mit ihm haben wir verschiedene Sehenswürdigkeiten angeschaut, die wir ohne ihn vermutlich verpasst hätten. Sein Englisch war gut und wir haben uns super verstanden. Alles in allem einfach eine super geführte vierstündige Tour durch Kyoto. The tour with Harun was great. He customized the tour based on our interests and we were able to see exactly what we wanted. He also told us a lot about the area and gave us tips on what else we could see, even outside of the tour. He kept pointing out good photo spots and was very relaxed. Harun also helped us to find our way around Kyoto a little better. With him we saw various sights that we probably would have missed without him. His English was good and we got along really well. All in all, just a great four-hour guided tour of Kyoto.

    April 2024

    Jessica E

    Good organisation, reliable. Sites and information good. A very enjoyable few hours.

    April 2024

    Helen S

    Our guide Jose David was punctual, friendly and informative. Throughout our day together we feel as if we formed a friendship with a local who knew the ins and outs of the area and who was attentive to our preferences making great suggestions. We had an absolute blast and would use Jose David on our next visit to Kyoto!

    April 2024

    Alisa L

    We had many tour guides during our trip to Japan. Alex was our favorite tour guide. He took us around hidden gems in Kyoto, was very friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you Alex!

    April 2024

    Gretta K

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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!