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Noriko

Licensed Guide
  (18) Reviews
Send message only 3 days available in September
$ 28 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
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.
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Last updated: 1 day ago
Cities where I can guide: Okinawa Main Island

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

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(18) Reviews
Hourly rate 28 USD Price up to 4 people
( Max : 10 People )
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About

Hi. I was a tour guide for Japanese speak in Japanese in main-land Japan around Tokyo. Now, I live in Okinawa for over ten years with my family. I wanted to be a tour guide for foreigners because I appreciate people's helps when I traveled around world. I traveled over seventy countries. I like traveling because I learn a lot from people who I meet. Finally, I got a certificate for being an English tour guide. I would like you to spend meaningful time in Okinawa. Okinawa has unique culture, they mixed Japanese and Chinese way, then, built up a new own culture. With limited time, I hope you enjoy seeing a lot and knowing a lot.

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Private Tours

World War Ⅱ history course

(18) Reviews
by Noriko
The battle of Okinawa was the only ground battle of World War II in Japan, fought and went on for about three months. This is the course which you need to...
8h $ 270 up to 8 people

Churaumi aquarium and Sunset beach

(18) Reviews
by Noriko
We go around northern Okinawa, churaumi aquarium and dolphin show, Fukugi street, Nakijin castle (world heritage), American village in Chatan town, sun s...
8h $ 270 up to 8 people

The highlight of Naha

(18) Reviews
by Noriko
This is 5 ~6 hours tour. Start from 9:00 to 2:00. Week day only, but it is very reasonable. During 5 ~6 hours, you can visit popular sightseeing spots in N...
5h $ 149 up to 8 people

Walking tour around Shuri castle and Makishi public market

(18) Reviews
by Noriko
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. ...
2:30h $ 93 up to 15 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

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

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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.

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Is the price per person or per group?

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Can I add more people to my booking?

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.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 18 )
Yu-Hung Yu-Hung United States ( Couple )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ South Okinawa private tour ”

We want to thank Noriko for the wonderful tour of Southern Okinawa. We enjoyed learning about the history and culture of the Okinawan people.

Noriko:

Thank you for a wonderful day and thank you for choosing Okinawa. It was great to see you as a guide.

William William United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ A Passion for Okinawa ”

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!!

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.

Brion Brion United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Very knowledgeable of Okinawa history ”

Not only did we learn about the battle of Okinawa, but also Okinawan history.

Noriko:

Thank you for staying Okinawa. Okinawa is some kind of special place historically, culturally and socially in Japan. I am glad to introduce to you. Thank you.

Lori Lori United States ( Family )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ Our visit to Okinawa ”

Noriko was timely and informative. She was super nice! Highly recommend!

Christopher Christopher United States ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Excellent tour of Okinawa ”

Noriko is an excellent tour guide! As a long time resident of Okinawa she is able to provide great insights about its history, culture and sites. Noriko has a very engaging and upbeat personality which adds so much to the overall quality of the tour.

Noriko:

Thank you indeed. I had a great chance to meet great persons like you through this job as a guide. I apriciate every each words which you explain about Okinawa. Thank you Noriko Yoshiura