We visit Shuri castle inside, Shurei gate, little forest, and a panorama view, we will walk around " pebble street" which is old street of Ryukyu kingdom. We go together to Makishi public market. You can eat dinner ( or lunch) there. Also, you walk around machiguwa ( little down town) with a guide. You will have a chance to talk to Okinawan people who work at the market.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Noriko.
You will know history of Ryukyu kingdom, culture of Okinawa, and life style of Okinawan. You can meet many local people.
guide fee only, I can help you some arrangements for tours or advise about the sightseeing plan.
transportation fee, entrance fee,
I would like you to have good memories with local residents while you stay in Okinawa. I would like to try to find the best way for your favor. Having guide and asking what you want to know about the city and country, that make your journey more interesting. I prefer to take a tour within a month or two month. So please ask me to guide for you just only two month before or within it.
Entrance fee of Shuri castle is 840 yen for a person. Transportation fee is excluded. We use public transportation mono-rail from Shuri castle station to Makishi station around 260 yen for each. However, if you over 3 person, we can take a taxi, it could be around 800 yen.
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Noriko was experienced, patient, and caring. We enjoyed our time touring around Shuri Castle and Makishi market. Noriko shared a lot of knowledge about Ryukyu with us. Thanks Noriko for the great service. We liked it.
Thank you. It was a great pleasure to show around Shuri Castle Site, Pottery street and Makishi area for your family. Thank you for choosing Okinawa.
Noriko is very pleasant and patient. Conversation with her is fun and she is forthcoming in sharing information about the lives of ordinary Okinawans (which is a topic of interest for us, even more so than the tourist sights themselves). We have rated her 3-star and not higher only because a significant portion of our tour was self-guided (Churaumi Aquarium and Orion Brewery). As such, we didn't really have a chance to "test" her guiding competence sufficiently.
It was great to see you. Thank you for your review. Thank you for choosing Okinawa.
Noriko was a great tour guide! We had to modify our original itinerary during to the typhoon, which was ok with me because she had backup plans. She is very knowledgeable of the history of the island. I highly recommend her to everyone!
Thank you for your flexibility and choosing Okinawa. It was great opportunity to be a guide for you. I hope you have a nice holiday in Japan.
We want to thank Noriko for the wonderful tour of Southern Okinawa. We enjoyed learning about the history and culture of the Okinawan people.
Thank you for a wonderful day and thank you for choosing Okinawa. It was great to see you as a guide.
Noriko was an excellent guide for our short 4 day visit to Okinawa. She led us to the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, and it was a great tour. What made Noriko so special was her love for her home island Okinawa, and her passion and knowledge of it's history was super impressive! She was wonderful, and her genuine admiration for the island was fantastic, including all of the background and historical lessons she was able to teach us. The aquarium was really exciting too. A great day!! Thank you Noriko!!
Aregatou gozaimasu indeed. Okinawa's natural beauty is important for Japanese and Okinawan. It is great to hear from you. Thank you for choosing to visit Okinawa.