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Noriko

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(21) Reviews
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Reviews ( 21 )
Kum Chin Kum Singapore ( Family with kids )
Very Good
11 months ago

“ Good short guided tour with Noriko-san ”

Noriko was experienced, patient, and caring. We enjoyed our time touring around Shuri Castle and Makishi market. Noriko shared a lot of knowledge about Ryukyu with us. Thanks Noriko for the great service. We liked it.

Noriko:

Thank you. It was a great pleasure to show around Shuri Castle Site, Pottery street and Makishi area for your family. Thank you for choosing Okinawa.

Bernard Bernard Singapore ( Couple )
Good
1 year ago

“ Nago Area Visit - Churaumi Aquarium, Fukugi Trees, Nakijin Castle Ruins, Orion Brewery ”

Noriko is very pleasant and patient. Conversation with her is fun and she is forthcoming in sharing information about the lives of ordinary Okinawans (which is a topic of interest for us, even more so than the tourist sights themselves). We have rated her 3-star and not higher only because a significant portion of our tour was self-guided (Churaumi Aquarium and Orion Brewery). As such, we didn't really have a chance to "test" her guiding competence sufficiently.

Noriko:

It was great to see you. Thank you for your review. Thank you for choosing Okinawa.

Will Will United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Nakijin and Fukugi Trees ”

Noriko was a great tour guide! We had to modify our original itinerary during to the typhoon, which was ok with me because she had backup plans. She is very knowledgeable of the history of the island. I highly recommend her to everyone!

Noriko:

Thank you for your flexibility and choosing Okinawa. It was great opportunity to be a guide for you. I hope you have a nice holiday in Japan.

Yu-Hung Yu-Hung United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

“ Our visit to Okinawa ”

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

Christopher Christopher United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year 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

Katie Katie Canada ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Amazing Customized Tour with Noriko ”

My tour with Noriko was amazing! She let me customize what I wanted to see and really created an itinerary that matched my interests. Her English was great and she was super knowledgeable about Okinawas culture and history, she was able to answer all my questions. This tour was wonderful, thank you so much Noriko!

Noriko:

Thank you. It was great day with you. I hope you like Okinawa. Thank you

Anthony Anthony United Kingdom ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Excellent guide very informative ”

All the group enjoyed our WWII tour in Naha. Noriko was excellent and we were so lucky to have her as our guide. On behalf of our group I would like to send Norika and TripleLights a big thanks for putting this tour together.

Noriko:

I am very glad to hear from you. You were a marvelous group. I was impressed. Thank you indeed.

Hugh G. Hugh Korea ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ She's very good guide ”

She is very kind and nice, Awamori shuzo tour was great. thank you so much Noriko

Noriko:

Thank you. It was marvelous time with you and your friend. I think visiting to distillers for Awamori in Okinawa was interesting tour. You have known the hisrtory of Okinawa and the attitude of people who work for Awamori. Your country is close to us, I hope see you again.

Amphorn Amphorn United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Wonderful, fun and educational filled day in Naha. ”

Excellent tour!!! Noriko speaks perfect English. Very knowledgeable about the history and cultural of the area and Japan. My dad and I got to see a lot and “lived” like an Okinawan for a day (e.g. we had a dinner with the locals at a fish market). We learn a great deal and want to come back again some day and stay longer the next time we visit. Thank you Noriko for a wonderful day!!!

Noriko:

Thank you. I am glad to have guests like you who enjoy traveling. I also learned a lot from you and your father. Thank you for choosing Okinawa, it was a great opportunity to meet you and Happy birthday.

Luke Luke Singapore ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ North Okinawa ”

It was wonderful, Noriko was super attentive and had Okinawa at the back of her hands- history, culture and all. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our time with her! Highly recommended, if you’re after a personalised experience! Truly memorable!

Noriko:

Thank you. Traveling the other countries has full of chances to meet new things. I am very happy to help you to have a nice journey. Thank you indeed

Bob Bob United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Fantastic Time ”

Noriko, was a great guide! She was right on time and very friendly! Noriko went out of her way to make us feel comfortable and at esae. She was really knowledgable about each place we visited. Noriko was helpful with taking us to a great restaurant at Shuri castle were I experienced a dish I have asked my wife to learn how to make. I would contact her again on my next visit to Okinawa.

Noriko:

Hello. Mr. Bob. It was a great experience to help your trip with your friend. I was so excited to know the time during 1960s. I appriciate the opportunity to see you. Thank you.

Jason Jason United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Noriko was a wonderful guide. ”

We enjoyed having Noriko as our guide in Naha. She was flexible about showing us the things we were most interested in and was very knowledgeable about the history of Okinawa and the culture of the islands. Definitely recommend!

Noriko:

Great to hear from you. Thank you for coming to Okinawa. I'm glad to meet who love traveling. I hope your impression of Okinawa is good. Arigato!!!

Norman Norman United Kingdom ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ World War II history tour Okinawa ”

The tour provided by Noriko on the history of World War II and the impact to Okinawa was informative and interesting. During the tour she also provided an insight to Okinawa culture and history. All extremely interesting. A great day out for me and my family. Thank you Noriko

Noriko:

Thank you Mr. Noman. What a nice comment that is worthy for my life. I just honestly like to help a person who is traveling and trying to know different culture and history because I like traveling. It was a precious day for me. I wanted you to know more about beautiful nature of Okinawa.Thank you indeed.

Erik Erik Netherlands ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ A wonderful day with an extremely good guide ”

She realised a special day tour for us to Churaimi aquarium and Ogimi in the north of Okinawa. She was a very knowledgeable and pleasant guide and companion to us. Nothing was too much for her. She made this day our best day in Japan. On the way back to Naha we also visited the cliffs at Manzano. Thank you very much Noriko, we will not forget this day with you!

Noriko:

A great day with you, thank you indeed. The weather, the dolphin show, the time of blooming iris flower, each factor made a good day.

Al Al United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Great days of touring ”

We couldn’t be happier with our 2 days of touring with Noriko. We were able to cover a lot of ground. She also picked out GREAT restaurants for lunch-we never would have found then ourselves. Even after out tours were done she picked us up at our hotel to bring us to a wonderful sushi place. Our time with Moriko was definitely a high point in our trip to Japan!

Noriko:

Thank you and you are welcome. I remembered the story of envelop, キャサリン told me in Japanese. Great days with you.

Diane Diane United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ History in a day with Noriko ”

Noriko was great. On time, knowledgeable and knew history which was our main interest of the tour. Also, she was flexible with making modifications to our itinerary. Thank you Noiko! We recommend you as a tour guide! Diane

Noriko:

I was really grad to be a guide for you. Thank you for this opportunity. Knowing local history and seeing the fact of people's life is one of the best parts of traveling. It is my treasure in my life to meet people like you who enjoy traveling and interested in history and culture of other countries. Thank you.

Francis Francis Singapore ( Family )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ A Great Afternoon ”

My wife and I find her friendly, professional and very accommodating. We spent an afternoon with her at Makishi Market and Shuri Castle. Besides the usual facts and figures, she gave us some interesting insights of the 2 places and Okinawa in general. Thanks to her, we had good company, a great time and a fruitful afternoon.

Noriko:

It was a great to see you, too. You two are generous and sophisticated. It was precious and thoughtful time for my life. Thank you.

Howard Howard United States
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Noriko in Naha ”

Hello, Noriko met me at my hotel and showed me the local markets and Shuri Castle in Naha. She was prompt, polite, and informative. Best of all, she was flexible with her agenda and also answered all of my questions on Okinawa. I would recommend her highly. Thank You.

Noriko:

Hi, Mr. Howard. Thank you for your review. It was a great time to visit Shuri castle with you because you asked me many unexpected and interesting questions. The weather was not good while you were in Okinawa but I hope you had a nice time and nice memories. We have proverb that it is called "Ichigo-ichie (one time, one meeting)". Thanks the opportunity to meet you.

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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Cities where I can guide: Okinawa Main Island

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business )

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