Trip to Okinawa

by Amethyst - TripleLights travel specialist
Overview of  Okinawa 

Okinawa prefecture was returned to Japan from U.S.A. in 1972 Japanese are able to visit the beautiful island without a passport !

The sea, forests, and the scenery of towns are soooooo beautiful. So a lot of Japanese visit the awesome tropical island especially in summer. Okinawa is consist of a lot of small island. These island are like heaven! Ishigaki and Taketomi island I visited are one of these island. 

Okinawa house is famous for Red roof tile (Aka-kawara) made from Okinawa's clay. The clay protects the house from storong ultla violet and sunshine.Trip to Okinawa

A hibiskus.Trip to Okinawa

My daughter frolicked happily all through the day in Okinawa :)Trip to Okinawa

 

Taketomi Island

Taketomi island is the part of Ishigaki island. It is easy to access from Ishigaki island by using a ship (it takes only 15 minutes). The island is famous for beautiful white sand roads and ox carts. We rode the ox cart and the scenery gave us inner peace.Trip to Okinawa

 I ate delicious okinawa soba at the most famous soba restaurant in the island (named "Takenoko"). The  noodle is made from wheat. The soup is made from Japanese “dashi” (making from bonito, kelp and pork, etc.).  Boiled pork chops are on the soba. The dashi tastes soaks in !Trip to Okinawa

The most famous beach in the island (Kondoi beach).Trip to Okinawa

My daughter looks like local child :)

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Ishigaki island

Finally, I went scuba diving in Kabira bay in Ishigaki island. The bay is famous for a lot of mantas !

At first, I met clown fishes (found Nemo).

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Beautiful mantas scramble...

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I recommend to visit Okinawa in June or October because there are little tyhoons in the season. In addition, June and October is a little cooler than the really hot and humid summer season...

I visited Okinawa more than 15 times including small islands, so if you are interested in Okinawa trip, please contact me. 

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06 Apr 2017

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Recent Tour Reviews in Okinawa

“ Fantastic Time ”

Excellent
2 weeks ago Traveler: Bob -   Tour Guide: Noriko

Noriko, was a great guide! She was right on time and very friendly! Noriko went out of her way to make us feel comfortable and at esae. She was really knowledgable about each place we visited. Noriko was helpful with taking us to a great restaurant at Shuri castle were I experienced a dish I have asked my wife to learn how to make. I would contact her again on my next visit to Okinawa.
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“ Noriko was a wonderful guide. ”

Excellent
1 month ago Traveler: Jason -   Tour Guide: Noriko

We enjoyed having Noriko as our guide in Naha. She was flexible about showing us the things we were most interested in and was very knowledgeable about the history of Okinawa and the culture of the islands. Definitely recommend!
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“ Mr Misumi is an excellent, polite, wonderful English Driver ”

Excellent
3 months ago Traveler: Janelle -   Tour Guide: TR Taxi

Mr Masumi was there to meet us on time. He has our name printed so it was easy to find him. His taxi was clean and cold. He greeted us with his big smile on his face and happy greeted us and show us the itirenary we love to see. With limited 6 hrs tours he was able to show us more than what we requested for. He guided us to the ticket booth and the area in okinawa. On our last hour he brought us...
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“ World War II history tour Okinawa ”

Excellent
3 months ago Traveler: Norman -   Tour Guide: Noriko

The tour provided by Noriko on the history of World War II and the impact to Okinawa was informative and interesting. During the tour she also provided an insight to Okinawa culture and history. All extremely interesting. A great day out for me and my family. Thank you Noriko
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“ 1 Day in Okinawa and 1 day in Ishigaki ”

Excellent
4 months ago Traveler: Ym -   Tour Guide: TR Taxi

Great service. Reliable, accommodating, punctual, helpful. Drivers even tried to communicate in English, it was unexpected. Will surely engage Triple Lights again.
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“ A wonderful day with an extremely good guide ”

Excellent
7 months ago Traveler: Erik -   Tour Guide: Noriko

She realised a special day tour for us to Churaimi aquarium and Ogimi in the north of Okinawa. She was a very knowledgeable and pleasant guide and companion to us. Nothing was too much for her. She made this day our best day in Japan. On the way back to Naha we also visited the cliffs at Manzano. Thank you very much Noriko, we will not forget this day with you!
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“ Great days of touring ”

Excellent
7 months ago Traveler: Al -   Tour Guide: Noriko

We couldn’t be happier with our 2 days of touring with Noriko. We were able to cover a lot of ground. She also picked out GREAT restaurants for lunch-we never would have found then ourselves. Even after out tours were done she picked us up at our hotel to bring us to a wonderful sushi place. Our time with Moriko was definitely a high point in our trip to Japan!
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“ Excellent driver ”

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7 months ago Traveler: Susan -   Tour Guide: TR Taxi

The driver was very professional and polite. He spoke enough English to be helpful. He waited for us at each site so we could take as much time as we wanted. He walked with us in the Naha market area to be sure we I'd not get lost. We were very pleased with his service.
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“ History in a day with Noriko ”

Excellent
9 months ago Traveler: Diane -   Tour Guide: Noriko

Noriko was great. On time, knowledgeable and knew history which was our main interest of the tour. Also, she was flexible with making modifications to our itinerary. Thank you Noiko! We recommend you as a tour guide! Diane
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“ A Great Afternoon ”

Excellent
9 months ago Traveler: Francis -   Tour Guide: Noriko

My wife and I find her friendly, professional and very accommodating. We spent an afternoon with her at Makishi Market and Shuri Castle. Besides the usual facts and figures, she gave us some interesting insights of the 2 places and Okinawa in general. Thanks to her, we had good company, a great time and a fruitful afternoon.
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