Trip to Okinawa

by Amethyst
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. 


06 Apr 2017

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Recent Tour Reviews in Okinawa

“ A wonderful day with an extremely good guide ”

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1 month 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. And she is a very good driver as well. 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 yo...
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“ Great days of touring ”

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1 month ago Traveler: Al -   Tour Guide: Noriko

We couldn’t be happier with our 2 days of touring with Noriko. It was great having her drive us around in her car-so comfortable. 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...
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“ Excellent driver ”

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2 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 ”

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3 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 ”

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3 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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“ Noriko in Naha ”

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4 months ago Traveler: Howard -   Tour Guide: Noriko

Hello, Noriko met me at my hotel and showed me the local markets and Shuri Castle in Naha. She was prompt, polite, and informative. Best of all, she was flexible with her agenda and also answered all of my questions on Okinawa. I would recommend her highly. Thank You.
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“ A perfect guide makes a perfect day even better! ”

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7 months ago Traveler: Julius -   Tour Guide: Ryuta

We did the day tour to Iriomote with Ryuta and it was a blast! As for Iriomote and the sights: Iriomote truly is a very beautiful Island and doing half day Kayaking/half day snorkeling gives you the chance to at least get a glimpse of what it’s like. If you get the chance to go there, even if only for a day trip, do it! If you can stay there for a couple of nights – even better! Now for Ryut...
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