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Spectacle Coral Sea & Culture - Taketomi Island

by Ryuta
(10) Reviews
5h $ 135 up to 6 people

Highlights

  • Taketomi island village by water buffalo cart tour
  • Kondoi beach by bicycle or walking

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135.00 USD

Up to 6 people, Charged per group.
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

What to Expect

Taketomi Island is one of southern most coral island in Japan. The island is located 6 kilometers west from Ishigaki island, center of Yaeyama islands, Okinawa. In its traditional village, houses must employ the traditional Okinawan red-tiled roof. You'll see shi-sa lion dog on the top of roofs that are quite imaginable. Most of houses have their surrounding walls fashioned of hand-cut coral stone.

The town lanes are of similar construction and are usually festooned with blooming hibiscus, bougainvillea or other plants, Transportation around the island is water buffalo cart or bicycle Taketomi's best beach, Kondaoi-hama, is popular for its snow white fine coral sand.

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Highlights

  • Taketomi island village by water buffalo cart tour
  • Kondoi beach by bicycle or walking

Important

Seasonal guide in Yaeyama, Okinawa from spring to summer.

City Okinawa

Meeting Point At your hotel or ferry terminal/Ishigaki Island

Ending Point At your hotel or ferry terminal/Ishigaki Island

Duration 5 hours

Starting time 08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 6 people

What‘s included
  • guide fee


What‘s not included
  • transportation fee
  • water baffalo cart fee and rental bicycle
  • lunch
  • transportation fee hotel to ferry terminal in Ishigaki Island
  • Total about $30

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to participate in the tour from Okinawa main island?

The tour is available those who stay in Ishigaki Island only. Over 400km distance between Ishigaki and Naha, Okinawa.

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Ryuta


Licensed Guide

(10) Reviews

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Response Time 15 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Certified English Guide-Interpreter. Born in Tokyo. Tour and nature guide in Tokyo and Kanagwa area.

Seasonal tour guide in Okinawa and nature guide in Yaeyama, southern most islands in Japan, consisting of Ishigaki, Iriomote and Taketomi islands. This area is surrounded by one of the most beautiful corral sea not only Japan but also among the world with full of nature.

With a license certificated by travel agency, I am happy to serve as a guide-interpreter for special interest trips including hiking and kayaking.


Reviews ( 10 )

Excellent
3 months ago |   by Julius

“ A perfect guide makes a perfect day even better! ”

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 Ryuta, our guide: We started communicating via triplelights right after our booking. He was very patient and helpful with all the many questions regarding the actual schedule of our tour (we weren’t shure what we wanted to exactly, as the tours all seemed a bit alike but then different at the same time) and even offered advice on accomodation on Ishigaki, where we stayed. He was always extremly quick to repsond. As for the day of the tour itself, we met Ryuta at the agreed meeting point and took the ferry to Uehara port on Iriomote, where we joined a somewhat larger group consisting of us and a Japanese Family of Four. Ryuta knows the Tour guide from his longer stay on Iriomote and they seemed quite familiar. Ryuta acted as our translator and personal guide, streamlining the whole day so that we didn’t have to worry about anything. He explained everything in great detail and would answer all the questions we had. You can truly feel that he is very passionate about his work! He even brought spare sunscreen and towels for us, which came in very handy. After the tour, Ryuta took us for a walk in Downtown Ishigaki, where we had dinner together at a lovely place. Finally, he walked us to our car! If you ask yourself why you would need a guide within a guided tour, here’s why: If you don’t speak or understand Japanese, you will miss out a lot of things – which would be a pity, as Iriomote is very beautiful. Also, of course you can arrange the tours yourself, but just having someone taking care of everything so thoroughly makes a day trip very hassle free. So, to sum it up, Ryuta is a great guide and great person, whose services we strongly recommend!

Excellent
4 months ago |   by Patricia

“ Wonderful guided tour of Asakusa and the Meiji Shrine ”

Mr. Ryuta was the loveliest tour guide I could have imagined. He put together an ideal tour for us, based upon our interests and our specifications; and even found us a lovely place to eat for lunch when we got hungry. His English is excellent, he is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Tokyo, and he was just absolutely delightful to spend time with. We all agree (party of 3) that we can't recommend him more highly. One last thing: our 13 year old son was suffering from a rather extreme allergic reaction to something he encountered before we boarded the plane, and Mr. Ryuta was extremely generous and helpful with his time and advice. He took the time to locate the nearest hospital with English-speaking doctors and to write down the address and phone number-- as well as a way we could reach him quickly if we needed a translator in an emergency. Thankfully, we did not, but needless to say we greatly appreciated his offer to come to our aid if need be. He showed tremendous grace and kindness under pressure. Please know you are making a wonderful choice if you sign on for a tour with him!

Excellent
7 months ago |   by Byron

“ Trip to kamakura ”

I would like thank Mr Ryuta, for a wonderful tour of Kamakura...he is very knowledgeable and very patient which helps to make the tour a great experience. I would highly recommend Mr Ryuta to anybody interested in informative and fun tour in Japan.

Excellent
7 months ago |   by Ziva

“ Tokyo tour with Ryuta ”

The one day tour with Ryuta-san was perfect, well organized, nice and interesting.

Excellent
8 months ago |   by Kurt

“ Adventure to Kamakura ”

Ryuta provided an excellent journey to ancient Samurai capital of Kamakura. Meeting us in Tokyo provided a stress free day of travel all the way to escorting us back to Tokyo. One of us is a vegetarian and Ryuta went to extra efforts to find the perfect lunch spot. Overall a terrific day outside of Tokyo.

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