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$ 37 Hourly rate Price up to 3 people
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Cities where I can guide: Okinawa Main Island

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

(6) Reviews
Hourly rate 37 USD Price up to 3 people
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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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Reviews ( 6 )
Dilip Dilip India ( Family )
1 week ago

“ Tateo san was spot on with everything!!!! ”

Tateo san was at the hotel well before time and that turned out to be a big boon as we could start early and beat the rush at many places. He also got us prime seats at the dance performances at the castle and Eisa show!!! His knowledge and zeal kept us enthused throughout the day and was thoughtful enough to get water and snacks on the go. The most thoughtful thing that he did was to ask us to wait at particular spots as he got the car from the parking lot in a jiffy saving valuable time. Many many thanks Tateo san for a wonderful day tour of Okinawa..... Dilip


Hi, Mr Dilip It was great to be guide such a nice family. I was very happy to learn about India which was always facinated me. I hope I can see the traditional performing arts " Katakari " some day. Your family will always stay behind me, and thank you very much for your good evaluation. Enjoy a fun trip with your family until the end. Thanks Tateo

Richard J Richard United States ( Couple )
3 weeks ago

“ Great Tour Guide ”

Tateo was on time and we had a great tour in Naha. We were only in Naha a short time and Tateo helped us maximize our visit. Very informative and his transportation was excellent. Wish we had more time with him!


Hi, Rechard Thank you very much for the good evaluation. By the way, did you recover from fatigue in the luxuary liner? You must be tired of a castle with lots of stairs. However, It was nice to be able to carried out the schedule on time. I was very happy to introduce a customer from Texas. Your trip still going on please take good care both of you and enjoy . I'm really thankful to you. Regards Tateo

Cathal Cathal Gibraltar ( Family with kids )
2 months ago

“ Afternoon in Naha ”

An amazing afternoon in Naha with Tateo. He waited patiently for us to disembark our cruise ship and took us straight to Shurijo Castle to see traditional dancing. He then showed us around the castle. He was well informed and has early taken time to think about what he showed us. We then visited Makishi Market where we bought some fish which had been prepared for Sashimi. We then went to one of the restaurants upstairs where Tateo helped us try some of the local delights, and the beautiful sashimi we had just purchased.


Hi, Cathal Thank you for having a really enjoyable time together. Unfortunately, the weather was not good but I am delighted to be on schedule for all itinerary. Please take care of yourself and enjoy your family trip to the end. Thank you for your high evaluation of me. Regards Tateo

Debra Debra Australia ( Family )
2 months ago

“ OkinawA our way ”

Tateo was great .He arranged for our visits to the sites so we could see all the cultural performances. We were able to change things as we went. And Tateo worked miracles getting us to 4 different places in our limited time


Hi, Debra Thank you very much such a good evaluation. Your fast action made it possible to go around a lot. I am happy , I was able to introduce Okinawa a more. There is a place that I wanr to guide more.Please come again by all means. Send my best regard to your husband and sister in law. Thanks Tateo

miriam Miriam United States ( Couple )
6 months ago

“ Okanowa and war ”

He was very prompt and caring and watched over as well. I would suggest skipping Okinawa world and spending more time at the peace memorial.


Hi,Miriam Thank you for a mail. It was nice to enjoy a trip together. I am also relieved that It was good without any accident. Your journey still has been going on, please enjoy your trip until it ends, send my best regard to your member. Thanks