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
Our family of 10 persons had a great time exploring Okinawa with Tateo. Tateo was able to maximize our time and adjust our itinerary to see additional sights. This tour was better than any options offered by our cruise ship. We highly recommend Tateo!
Hi, Michael The tour of all ages were very varied. I am very happy to be able to go around various places thank to everyone' help. Your member's lively expression made me happy too. Please remember sometimes about this trip. Thank you very much for your high rating. May a good trip continue. Bon Voyage ! Regards Tateo
Tateo San deserves a 5+ stars. He is a very knowledgeable and wonderful tour guide. He took us to all the sites we wanted to see during our short stay. We enjoyed the time there. Thank you so much!
Hi,Hebe Thank you for helping me to see many sight as much as possible. We were able to spend our planned course perfectly. I am glad that the memories of this trips will last longer. I also enjoyed traveling together with the people who are attentive. I am very pleased to received the highest rating as well. Thank you so much ! May the rest of your journey be compleated safely. Best Regards Tateo
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
Our main objectives for visiting Okinawa were to learn more about the Ryukyuan history, visit key World War II sites, and to learn more about Okinawa culture through pottery, textiles, and agriculture. Tateo listened to our concerns and customized our tour accordingly. Tateo was professional yet our time spent with him was comfortable and enjoyable. Tateo's attention to details and to his clients' interests was evident in many ways. After I made it known that I had a strong fondness for mochi and azuki beans, Tateo made a surprise stop to a zenzai establishment. This visit and Tateo's thoughtfulness were greatly appreciated. This is only one example of many where Tateo showed his desire to provide a meaningful tour.
Hi, Yuri It was nice to be able to guide with Japanese peple ( 3 sei ) living in foreign countries. It became an important memory for me. I hope, you cherish the memories of your trip to Okinawa with souvenirs you bought in "yachimun no Sato" in Yomitan and the fablic " Yuntanza Hanaori " you made by yourself. The trip was really unique. Thank you for giving me good opportunity and so much for the good evaluation as well. Regards Tateo
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
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
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
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
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
Spent an enjoyable day and, even though our arrival onshore was delayed, Tateo made sure we saw all the sights. Taxis between locations worked well and we finished in plenty of time.
Hi Mr,James Thank you very much for your mail. It is I, not you, enjoy my plan "Best of Okinawa" together. I hope that both of you can come across many interesting experiences at next destination. BON VOYAGE Tateo