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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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.
I'd already spent a couple of days touring Okinawa, but I knew there were many other things that I'd missed, also the poor english language skills of my other guides meant I missed a lot of information about the places I'd seen previously. With Tateo's help I was able to see Kadena Air Base where luckily we saw some Military aircraft taking off, The American Village and the Navy Underground tunnels/HQ. We were also able to revisit some places I'd already been to, and I got a much better understanding from Tateo of their history and purpose, Like the Peace Park and Himeyuri museum/monument, Hacksaw Ridge. Time was short, and Tateo had the knowledge and the means to get us everywhere I wanted and much more.
Hi, Peter I think, you are tired of a long trip. The matter of Corona Virus was hard during the tour. I still compliment you who have traveled to the end. As for destination, Kadena observation deck, The American village, Hacksaw Ridge, were really unique and impressive. I also enjoyed it at the same time. Please come to Okinawa someday and make a new discovery. I'll do everything I can about the trip. Please value the memories of this trip. Lastly, Thank you very much for your nice evaluation. Best Regards Tateo
Mr Tateo has excellent knowledge of the areas and his explanation was clear and insightful. He took great effort to plan for our trip to experience the Sakura season in Okinawa. Despite the long travelling time to Motobu, he guided us to selected places and shared its unique features in Okinawa such as the American Village. This made the travelling less taxing. Not to forget a delicious lunch observing the coastal horizon. He took great care to meet our needs and well-being as we had an elderly mother who came for the trip. We gave Mr Tateo a 5 stars service!
Hi.Mr Kelvin Yes, Today's trip was awesome. Great weather, Cobalt blue and Greensea, delicious Japanese lunch, and the best Cherry blossom viewing. Everything was great and I also enjoy this trip. I am glad if you and your family have good memories. I was very impressed with your care for your mother. If you have the next oppotunity, please let me know again. Thank you for your concern and such a nice high evaluation. Enjoy the rest of the day. Regards Tateo
Continue from above. Once we met him, the trip went smoothly as planned. He consulted us. He provided local information, took us to tge sites, helped us with ticket purchase, loan us umbrellas, gave us a snack etc. The trip was very enjoyable even though there was a period of pouring rain. Tateo was courteous and his English is good. The trip was as planned and as scheduled.
Hi, Angela Thank you very much useful advice and such a nice evaluation. Good and bad weather during the day, I was glad that all the schedules went around thanks to everyone's help in the rain. It is said that there are 3 times when there are 2 times in Japanese proverbs. I look forward to seeing you next time. I do hope, take care and enjoy your next family trip. Best Regards Tateo
Warm, helpful, professional and knowledgeable.
Hi, Daphne & Larry It was enjoyable 3 days together. This was the first time that a customer sang an English song during on the move. Your Dean Martin song was great and it's a song I liked. The weather was not always the best but the trip was fun and we could cover all the sight. Please come around some day again. Lastly, Thank you very much for unique, simple, and wonderful comment. Regards Tateo
Tateo was well prepared and very friendly. We were late getting off the cruise ship but he waited patiently for us at the port. I would recommend Tateo to anyone who wants to have a well guided tour in Okinawa.
Hi, Mr, Bill I am glad to be able to finish all the schedule with good weather. Thank you very much for your member's cooperation. There are many other places to enjoy in Okinawa so please try to come again. It would be great if we could meet again. Occationally remember your trip to Okinawa. Lastly, Thank you very much for your good evaluation. Enjoy your trip untill it ends. Say hello to other members. Regards Tateo