Zoom
with a local in
Kyoto

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!

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in Kyoto

The Kyoto food diaries: eat like a local
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The Kyoto food diaries: eat like a local

Kyoto was christened “the kitchen of the Imperial Court” - in 4 hours, you’ll soon know exactly why

$109.31 per person

4 hours

Sunrise to sunset: the ultimate Kyoto experience
Full day

Sunrise to sunset: the ultimate Kyoto experience

From tea-houses to magnificent temples, lantern-lit streets await. Discover the Kyoto of your dreams

$88.69 per person

8 hours

The four hour low-down: magical Kyoto
Half day

The four hour low-down: magical Kyoto

Pick and choose your top priorities and soak up the spirit of Kyoto with a jam-packed half day

$68.06 per person

4 hours

Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto
City Highlights

Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto

World heritage sites, temples & Nishiki market, see the city’s top attractions with a local insider

$88.69 per person

8 hours

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Trip planning video call

Zoom with a local in Kyoto

Video chat or email with a local to plan your perfect trip or get answers to all your questions

$25.00 for 30 min

30-90 minutes

Arashiyama: Japan’s Garden of Eden
Day Trip

Arashiyama: Japan’s Garden of Eden

The hidden temples, glittering rivers, and bamboo forests of Japan’s most flawless gem await

$134.63 per person

6 hours

Experiences for all
types of travelers

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Experiences
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of travelers

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Latest reviews from our guests

    The local Tour was amazing! Really made me feel like a local. An impossible task but one he really tried to accomplish. Helped me understand how Kyoto works from the ground up. Great experience and a great visit!!

    April 2022

    Chance C

    I had a most memorable day with Taibi! It didn't feel as if I was with a guide. I felt like I had known him all my life. He's Moroccan, but has lived in Japan for over 20 years so had extensive knowledge of Kyoto. He took me to the places where the locals hang out and made sure that I didn't feel like a tourist. Hands down the best experience I've had and I travel quite frequently. I legit didn't want to leave. Saw so much of Kyoto in 8 hours and now I'm planning my next trip back!

    April 2022

    Kadian W

    I had a great day! The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about the places we visited. I totally recommend it!

    March 2022

    Vola A

    Tailored to our needs and engaging.

    November 2021

    Monica W

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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!