Zoom
with a local in
Osaka

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 Food & Drink

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

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Half day discovering electrifying Osaka 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!

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Sunrise to sunset: the ultimate Osaka experience Full day

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!

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Kickstart Osaka: a three-hour crash course Introduction to the city

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Street food heaven in Japan’s food capital Food & Drink

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Latest reviews from our guests

    We had a wonderful day with our guide Lay - she was fun and great with the kids too, she created a fantastic itinerary for us to see the main sites.

    April 2024

    Joanne D

    We had a fantastic time with Lay, she made us feel at ease and was wonderful with our kids! She created a great itenary for us and showed us some great places in Osaka!

    April 2024

    Joanne D

    Understanding where to travel in Japanese cities can be a challenge just because of the juxtaposition of traditional and modern day Japanese culture and then adding in a really short visit makes it harder. For this reason when taking my 18yr old daughter on a flying visit to Osaka, we decided on a private day tour with City Unscripted and couldn’t be happier about the decision. Seeing Osaka with a local guide meant we got a mix of the “required” land marks such as Osaka Castle but also less well known areas such as Shinsekai street food district and Isshinji Sanzenbutsudo Hall and Temple with Buddhas made of the ashes of the dead. Our guide Taku-san was very easy going and knowledgeable and made the day memorable. Expect to walk ALOT! We did over 10 miles, and also purchase tickets for things like Osaka castle in advance to avoid long lines. Food and taxi fares are your responsibility but we were honored to have Taku eat with us and introduce us to traditional Osaka cuisine at the feet of the Billiken. Highly recommended.

    April 2024

    Helen R

    Maria was punctual and professional at all times, she kept in contact with us prior to the tour, confirming the meeting time & place. The itinerary was arranged around our requests at a pace that suited us. We instantly made a connection which set the tone for the day. We learnt so much from her including things you wouldn’t find in text books, like the hole in the wall at Osaka Castle.

    April 2024

    Brian Y

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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!