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Walking tour around Shuri castle and Makishi public market

Noriko Y.

4.81(21) reviews
Okinawa Main Island
English, Japanese (Native)
2 hours 30 min
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 15 people

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.

Meeting Point

Anywhere you want to meet in Naha, for example, your hotel or the berth of cruse ship

Shuri castle with a guide

pebble street at Kinjo-cho

Yachimun pottery street

Makish public market

Ending Point

Makishi market

What to Expect

You will know history of Ryukyu kingdom, culture of Okinawa, and life style of Okinawan. You can meet many local people.

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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,

Important Information

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 - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time



Kum chin L.

Dec 28, 2019

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 Y.

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 T.

Nov 21, 2019

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 Y.

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


Will V.

Sep 25, 2019

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 Y.

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 K.

Sep 14, 2019

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 Y.

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

$70/ per group