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Okinawa Main Island Private Tours & Local Tour Guides

Discover Things to Do and Plan a Trip to Okinawa Main Island, Japan with a Local Guide

Popular Okinawa Main Island Tour Guides

Okinawa Main Island Tour Guide - Tateo U.

Tateo U.

4.98 / 5
(66 reviews)
Japan

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.                                                                                                                                  

Okinawa Main Island Tour Guide - Noriko Y.

Noriko Y.

4.90 / 5
(39 reviews)
Japan

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.                                                                                                                                  

Okinawa Main Island Tour Guide - Yukihiro(hero) N.

Yukihiro(hero) N.

4.75 / 5
(4 reviews)
Japan

Hello, everyone!! My name is Yukihiro, call me "HERO". I'm eager to introduce this unique country, Japan to foreign guests. I am not a professional interpreter. I have retired from Japan Ground Self-Defense Force(JGSDF=Japanese Army) on March 2018. 大家好! 我名字叫xing2 bo2, 請叫我xing bo(行博)。我喜歡跟外國遊客分享這個很有意思的國家---日本國。我是個業餘的翻譯導遊, 不太專業, 在2018年3月我退休了日本陸上自衛隊(日本陸軍)。 I have spent most of my career as a Army NCO(Non-commissioned officer) . My job experiences are only in the military, but there are variety of specialties, so I didn't feel boredom. I lived in many places all over Japan, such as Hokkaido 10years, Chiba 15years, Okinawa 8years and more places. 我在軍隊當陸軍士官過了大部分的生活。我的工作經驗只在軍隊內,但是它有很多兵種和工作,所以我沒有膩了。我住過日本各地的很多地方,例如北海道10年,千葉縣15年,沖繩8年還有別的有些地方。 I am working for a half of month in Okinawa, and the rest of month in Nagasaki as a Triple Lights interpreter tour guide. 我一邊在沖繩縣大概半個月, 一邊在九州長崎周邊當Triple Lights的翻譯導游工作剩餘的月。 I am registered as a Okinawa prefectural interpreter tour guide (English & Chinese), but don't have a whole Japan certification. So I am brushing my skill up to get it. 我登記了沖繩縣的地域翻譯導遊(英/中文),可是沒有全國的。所以為了獲得全國導遊資格,我正在繼續學外語。 I speak English, Chinese (simplify & traditional) , no problem to guide you, not like a native though. 我會說英語和中文(簡/繁),作為您的導游沒問題,沒有母語的人那麼好。                                                                                                                                 

Okinawa Main Island Tour Guide - Harry M.

Harry M.

5.00 / 5
(7 reviews)
Japan

Trying to find a tour guide who is knowledgeable about Okinawa? I am a guide-interpreter based in Okinawa who majored in oceanology at the University of Ryukyus in Okinawa and has 13-year experience of teaching science in Okinawa and Hawaii. Therefore, I love introducing Okinawan precious nature both on land and in the sea with care for the conservation. Besides science, my other strength is introducing culture, especially, Japanese Budo (Martial Arts) and Okinawan traditional "Sanshin" music. If you want to make your trip to Okinawa unique, worthwhile, and unforgettable, let's travel together! (In addition to Okinawa, I can guide Mt. Fuji area where I was born and raised. An additional transportation fee is needed.)                                                                                                                                 

New Okinawa Main Island Private Tours

Explore WW2 war Sites of Battle of Okinawacover image

Explore WW2 war Sites of Battle of Okinawa

Okinawa Main Island
8 hours

Visit the WW2 war sites of Battle of Okinawa, such as the U.S. Forces landing place, main battle sites, the Japanese forces facilities or ruins, and Battle of Okinawa-related museum and so on. Pick you up and drop you off at designated place. Basic tour duration is 8 hours. My guiding rate is 5,000 JPY hourly(1-4 pax), 6,000 JPY hourly (5-8 pax). This including the Meet-up fees. We use the Taxi for the part of the routes because of poor public transportation in Okinawa.

FROM$274/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yukihiro(hero) N.
Yukihiro(hero) N.
4.75 / 5
(4 reviews)
Tracing the Front Line! - WWII Battle of Okinawa Tourcover image

Tracing the Front Line! - WWII Battle of Okinawa Tour

Okinawa Main Island
2 days

The Battle of Okinawa was one of the bloodiest ground warfare in WWII. When U.S. troops landed on Okinawa island on April 1, 1945, there was little counterattack contrary to their expectations. This was because the Japanese strategy was to build strong underground positions in the southern part of the island and turn the fight into an endurance contest. From this day, the 3 months of fierce battles embroiling citizens began. In this tour, we will trace the front line of the battle in 2 days.

FROM$382/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Harry M.
Harry M.
5.00 / 5
(7 reviews)
Feel the Energy of Nature! - Yambaru Eco Trekking Tourcover image

Feel the Energy of Nature! - Yambaru Eco Trekking Tour

Okinawa Main Island
4 hours

The World Natural Heritage Site, Yambaru, occupies only 0.1% of the Japanese land, but 1/4 of the entire species in Japan inhabit! Most of them are endemic species that adapted to the unique subtropical environment isolated from the Eurasia continent and mainland Japan. By trekking in the forest with a nature guide who has an experience as a local science teacher, you can notice the unique features of the forest that you can't realize when walking on your own!

FROM$159/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Harry M.
Harry M.
5.00 / 5
(7 reviews)
Finding a Favorite Yachimun! - Pottery Village Walking Tourcover image

Finding a Favorite Yachimun! - Pottery Village Walking Tour

Okinawa Main Island
2 hours

Yachimun, Okinawan traditional pottery, is well-known for its coexistence of colorful design and naive texture. Many top chefs in Japan use Yachimun dishes because they boost the allure of the cuisine without over-decoration and increase customers' appetites. The best way to find your favorite Yachimun is to visit as many studios with a guide-interpreter as possible and talk to the artists or shop staff at Yachimun no sato, or Yachimun pottery village, at Yomitan!

FROM$83/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Harry M.
Harry M.
5.00 / 5
(7 reviews)

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Okinawa Main Island Tour Reviews

I learned so much, socially, culturally and historically!

Noriko is very professional, well educated and socialable. Great conversations from the beginning of the tour, to the end! My first time coming to Okinawa, and only thought it was tropical Japan. Noriko explained and showed me how special and unique Okinawan history can be. From 1429 to WW2 battles and occupation era. Very happy to have her guide me. It was a great day!

Lucas M.

Thank you for your words. I appriciate the time spend with you. Your curiosity and compliments to Okinawa made me glad as a guide. It is a kind of my treasure today. Thank you. Please enjoy your rest of journey.

Tateo - Our best tour guide in nearly 200 countries visited!!

Tateo was a truly exceptional guide who spoke excellent English and gave us a wonderful tour with in-depth insight into Okinawa past and present. The major sites we visited included Hacksaw Ridge, Shuri Castle, and the Okinawa Peace Memorial Museum and Park. He was very flexible and modified our tour as needed for specific sites we wanted to see. Our tour highlight was when Tateo helped us locate our friend's father's name at the Peace Memorial Park which was an emotional experience for us. With the help of the museum staff, he assembled the paper and graphite pencil needed to make an impression from the memorial stone to take back to our friend! We will remember Tateo and this tour forever - the best guide we've had in our 200 countries visited to date! Thank you, Tateo! Don & Marilyn

Don K.

Hi, Don K. I am impresed by the importance you place on visitng the war memorial that has your friend's father's name engraved on it. Tracing the name of American soldier was a first experience for me. Thank you for giving me such a nice oppotunities. Your friend will be happy too. I'm grateful to both of your corporation in making this tour possible even a bit tough schedule. Lastly, thank you for taking valuable time to write such nice review. Please remember this small island once in a while. Best Regards Tateo U.

Very enjoyable tour with graet guide

Tateo is a very considered and knowledgeable person speaks very good English and made every effort to help with our extra requests. Has a good sense of humor ( I tested him on purpose with a few stupid remarks !) . Found a nice restaurant for us and did not object to a on the run change of plan. Due to traffic and some rain the tour went way past the 7 hours but Tateo did not mind. Recommend him to any one for future trips. Thank you Tateo ! You will make many visitors happy. Cheers,Jackie and Fred

Reiner S.

Hi, Reiner S. I was amaged at your physical strength despite your advanced age. I was also surprised by your conversational skill, and able to hear a lot of interesting stories. Thank you. I hope to be like you when I'm your age. Now, please enjoy your unique trip and enjoy the rest of stay in Okinawa. Thanks for your wonderful review and for writing in English instead of German. Best regards Tateo U.

Okinawa Main Island Private Tour Guide

Whether it’s your first time to Okinawa Main Island or you are back to discover more, a good tour guide can make all the difference. Enjoy the best of what Okinawa Main Island has to offer, without all the fuss of planning everything by yourself! You can pick your favorite itinerary from the Okinawa Main Island tours offered by our local guides, but feel free to ask for customizations based on your preferences. We want to help travelers get the most out of their trips, and we believe a good tour with a local guide is the best way to ensure that. There is so much to see and do in Okinawa Main Island, and the best way to get the most out of your time there is to have a local expert with you. GoWithGuide is committed to delivering unforgettable tour experiences, so let us help you create your next favorite memory.
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