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Walking tour around Shuri castle and Makishi public market

Okinawa Main Island
2.5 Hours
up to 15 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

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. We go together to Makishi public market. You can eat dinner ( or lunch) there. Also, you walk around machiguwa ( little down town) with a guide. You will have a chance to talk to Okinawan people who work at the market.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Noriko.

  • Shuri castle with a guide

  • pebble street at Kinjo-cho

  • Yachimun pottery street

  • Makish public market

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point Anywhere you want to meet in Naha, for example, your hotel or the berth of cruse ship
Ending Point Makishi market

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee only, I can help you some arrangements for tours or advise about the sightseeing plan.

What‘s not included

transportation fee, entrance fee,


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.

Entrance fee of Shuri castle is 840 yen for a person. Transportation fee is excluded. We use public transportation mono-rail from Shuri castle station to Makishi station around 260 yen for each. However, if you over 3 person, we can take a taxi, it could be around 800 yen.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

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?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

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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Reviews ( 21 )
4.8 (21) Reviews
Very Good
Kum Chin Kum Singapore ( Family with kids )
Very Good
1 year 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.


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 )
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.


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

Will Will United States ( Solo )
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!


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 )
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.


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 )
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!!


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.

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