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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!

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Eat like a true Osakan in trendy Ura Namba

Tiny streets buzzing with locals feasting on delicious food; eat like a local in Osaka’s favorite culinary neighborhood with a host in the know

$165.23 per person

3 hours

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Half day

Half day discovering electrifying Osaka

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

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Full day

Sunrise to sunset: the ultimate Osaka experience

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

$254.10 per person

8 hours

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Introduction to the city

Kickstart Osaka: a three-hour crash course

Your orientation begins here; a tailored intro-tour through buzzing districts for an Osaka overview

$109.73 per person

3 hours

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Street food heaven in Japan’s food capital

Try Osakan signature foods like "kushikatsu" skewers, "okonomiyaki" pancakes, and more on an experience tailored to your tastebuds!

$163.73 per person

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Day trip to Kyoto from Osaka
Day Trip

Day trip to Kyoto from Osaka

In mystical Kyoto, wood-built alleys and centuries old temples replace the skyscrapers in Osaka

$299.10 per person

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types of travelers


for all types
of travelers

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Latest reviews from our guests

    Hugo is a wonderful tour guide! His energy is contagious and he was able to fully customize my trip with what I wanted to see. We ran the historical gamut from Osaka Castle to Shinsekai all while Hugo selected key textbook facts and also added anecdotal stories of his own. I had the best time hanging out with Hugo and he was kind enough to even send me off with some additional recommendations that we couldn't fit into the time slot. I highly recommend booking with Hugo if you are looking for a one of kind guidance in the vibrant city of Osaka!

    October 2023

    Mark Z

    We had a fantastic time with Maria in Osaka. Hands down some of the best tasting food on our trip to Japan in the three hours. I also love that the tour was customizable. We were free to skip certain things and try others instead. She gave us quite a bit of history of the area so it was great to have a local show us around. The price is higher than you’ll find on some other sites and Airbnb, but you are getting a private guided tour. Maria was a real standout, but based on her performance I would try City Unscripted again.

    September 2023

    Chad C

    We had an amazing tour of Osaka with Khalid. We visited all the essentials for first time visitors, had a great lunch in an authentic yakitori restaurant. Khalid was very personable and we had absolutely no issue communicating. We even forgot the souvenirs we bought in his bag and he brought it for us to our hotel the next day.

    October 2023

    Milad G

    We had a great time enjoying the culture, shopping and great food. Mikiko was an awesome guide. She went out of her way to show us her beautiful city.

    September 2023

    Gary C

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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!