My name is Tateo. I am officially registerd English tour guide and introducing about Okinawa's history,culture, and nature.I am elderly person but have gone through lots of expericences that happened during US occupation after WW2. For the example, change of monetary system(US dollar to Yen),Change of traffic regulation(driving vehicle from right to left).The reversion of Okinawa to main land Japan was biggest historical event.The US administered Okinawa for 27 years. As a result, thing were Americanized in many aspects. Historically, Okinawa was once independent nation until 1872.During Kingdum era, Okinawa actively traded with China, South Asia Countries, Korea, and Japan. In the end, our culture is quite differ much from main land Japan. For instance, architectural technique, daily customs, and culture are also unique. Okinawa is the only prefecture belong to subtropical climate zone. Even winter time, it's neither hot nor cold. People can enjoy marine sport all through the year.Canoeing, Kayaking, Diving, and Snorkeling are popular.
Besides, beatiful white sand beaches and attractive coastline are abundant. Green sea water and blue sky have been lured people from all over the world. Traditional music and dance are worth seeing. Please visit Okinawa and enjoy extraordinary trip. I will be looking forward to seeing you soon.
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Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Tateo is a very pro-active guide who can anticipate his guests's needs. He knows how to prepare in advance and take good care of you. He is clearly very experienced and knowlegeable. He also is very quick and flexible in making small tweaks and changes to the schedule as necessary. This is quite a pleasant surprise because, from our experience with other Japanese guides in Japan, they usually get very stressed when asked to change the schedule on the fly. Tateo flexes and adapts very well!
Hi, Mr Bernard I am happy to introduce Okinawa to two of you with deep knowledge. It was really good to have many places to visit. I hope that memkories of these places will remain with you. Please come again when someday castle is rebuilt. Whishing , your good health and prosperity from Okinawa. Thank you very much for getting the best evaluation ever. Regards Tateo
Tateo is very personable and was so attentive to my husband and I. He really listened to all of our requests. He has a great personaliza, an excellent driver and is so knowledgeable. We had a comprehensive introduction to Okinawa culture and history. We all had a fun time together. We would recommend him as a guide to anyone visiting Okinawa without reservation!
Hi, Fabiola It was unfortunate weather for these 2 days. I think you must be tired. I was happy being able to together people from Brazil. I am glad if you could get some thing on this trip. Thank you very much for such good evaluation. Your trip still going on, please be careful and enjoy it to the end. Regards Tateo
Me and my father had an excellent day with Tateo-San. He truly went over and above what we had expected. Great day in Shuri and exploring Okinawa World and somber end to the day at the Peace Memorial. I would recommend him 100% and would book him again when I return to Okinawa.
Hi, David I was pleased to be able to guide you and your father who have a connection with Okinawa.The weather was so great. In fact, there are many other places I want to guide. I look forward to have next oppotunuty. Until that time, let's work hard with care. Thank you so much for the good evaluation. DOMO ARIGATOU GOZAIMASU. Regards Tateo
Tateo is a great guide, very helpful and funny. His English is excellent. Highly recommended.
Hi, Mr Juergen There was a lot of first on this tour. (1) It was early at 4am in the morning. (2) Visited fish & vegetable market for "SERI" auction. (3) You were the tallest guest ever I've met. Travel with you and friend was informative for me as well. Thank you very much for giving me such oppotunity and high evaluation. Hope , you can get a good kitchen nife guring your stay. Thanks Tateo
Tateo’s guided tour around Okinawa was so much fun! He is so knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. His English is excellent and his tour really showed us important, special, and unique things about Okinawa that we otherwise never would have known. We particularly enjoyed the traditional dances that he took us to. If you want a glimpse into real Okinawan culture, hire Tateo! Five stars! Domo!
Hi, Lowela It's fun to see a good family traveling. I was happy together with you. I hope the memories of Okinawa will remain in all your family. The way how to use "DOMO" is perfect. Don't forget it until you come next in Japan. I pray for the safety trip until you return to your home town. Bon Voyage . Tateo