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Okinawa Main Island Private Tours & Local Tour Guides

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Popular Okinawa Main Island Tour Guides

Okinawa Main Island Tour Guide - Tateo U.

Tateo U.

4.99 / 5
(72 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 - Harry M.

Harry M.

5.00 / 5
(8 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.)                                                                                                                                 

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。                                                                                                                                 

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), plus a Meet-up fee(guide's transportation to the meeting spot): 4,500 JPY. We use a suitable size rental car to travel around.

FROM$282/ 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$380/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Harry M.
Harry M.
5.00 / 5
(8 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$158/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Harry M.
Harry M.
5.00 / 5
(8 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$82/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Harry M.
Harry M.
5.00 / 5
(8 reviews)

Day Trips from Okinawa Main Island

Okinawa Main Island Tour Reviews

Fantastic tour with Harry!

I had a one day tour with Harry on a very hot and humid day. Harry was so kind and thoughtful and adjusted the schedule to accommodate the heat on the spot. He was very knowledgeable about the history and cultural relevance of all the places we went to. I learned so much about Okinawa's history just in one day and as someone who practices and teaches history for a living, I really appreciated the time and care that Harry takes in creating a meaningful experience. I was in Okinawa to conduct research and Harry even had suggestions for me that proved to be very helpful. I can't recommend Harry enough and when I return, am looking forward to another tour with him. Please do yourself a favor and book your tour with Harry! Thank you so much, Harry!

Christen S.

Thank you very much for your review, Christine-san. It was definitely a hot and humid day so we could feel the effectiveness of Okinawan-style "Zenzai!" I hope your research in Okinawa went well and you could acquire enough information to write your book. If there is something I can help with your project from here in Okinawa, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am looking forward to seeing you again!

Best of Okinawa with Tateo!

Tateo was the best part of our visit to Okinawa! My sister, daughter and I enjoyed our tour so much, we talked about it all night and still do with the rest of our families. We had so many questions, and thanks to Tateo he shared his knowledge and helped us better understand its history and culture. Tateo made us feel like family. My mother was Okinawan. But unfortunately she never had the opportunity to visit and that saddens us. So in her place we had the urge to visit and educate ourselves about our ancestry. Okinawa was charming and we enjoyed our visit immensely. Thank you Tateo for being so kind and for a wonderful day! Sincerely, Doretta, Pam and Shelby

Doretta B.

Hi, D0retta B. Your e-mail and picture you sent brought me June 20th to mind again. Althought it was only one day, it was a day that a deep impression on each of you. If you have a alter at home show photos to your mother, she will be happy. While I was a guide, it felt like I was traveling with people close to me rather than Americans. Please use this trip as inspiration and do your best in the future. Come and see Okinawa again. Thank you for writing great review at the end. Best regards Tateo U.

Great overall experience in Okinawa!

We had a wonderful all day tour with Tateo to see the best of Okinawa! It was very easy to arrange a customized tour with him prior to tour and he communicated quickly and clearly our options and costs. He met us at the port with a detailed itinerary, a clean car and off we went! We had a wonderful time exploring the island, learning about its history and visiting important and beautiful sites During the day we made some changes to our itinerary and he easily accomodatef our requests. Tatao went above and beyond to make sure we had a splendid day in his beautiful home island! We ended our special day with gift from Tatao, a special Okinawa pastry to try and homemade gifts from His wife! Thank you for our lovely memories from Okinawa

Aimee R.

Hi, Aimee R. Today was the hottest day of the year, out side was 95 degree F, However the color of the sea was amazing and I was happy to introduce the beautiful sea " CAPE CHINEN". Although, Okinawa is a small island but there are still many places I would like to introduce so please come again someday. Please take good care of body and enjoy your long journey. Thank you very much for taking the time to write a nice review, 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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