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Kudakajima Island

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Kudakajima Island

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Naha Full-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide
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Naha Full-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally/state licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Naha area of Okinawa!<br><br>Okinawa offers a unique experience of your stay in Japan due to its relatively distant location from the main island of Honshu and the consequential subtropical to tropical climate. Your private guide can fill you in on the details and much more on this full-day walking tour of Okinawa, the capital city of Naha in particular.<br><br>Start your day with a morning pickup at your hotel, let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you!<br><br>Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary.<br>Note*2: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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backpacker31 wrote a review Apr 2018
Boynton Beach, Florida5371 contributions1134 helpful votes
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Lovely little island, easily explored in a few hours either on foot or by bicycle. I did both. After walking around the main village, I decided to rent a bicycle to explore the more rural areas further afield. The main village is lined with narrow lanes and traditional Okinawan homes. The rest of the island is virtually unspoiled - hard packed white sand lanes crisscross the island. Dense forests, empty beaches and numerous sacred sites dot the island. There are several restaurants/cafes located close to the port along with bicycle rental shops and a few places to stay for the night. An absolutely wonderful little island to spend a few hours (or an overnight) if you are looking for the 'old Okinawa.'
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Date of experience: March 2018
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alfonso m wrote a review Jan 2018
Greding, Germany469 contributions80 helpful votes
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Old cars, washing machine, refrigerators, plastic waist and much more hiding in the nature. This little Island should be cleaned up and all rubbish should shipped bag to the main island. Look on YouTube the video: Trush or paradise Island Kudaka. The island is really smal we crossed this even over the cliffs in 4 hours. So you don't need a rental bike Try the Restaurant close to the ferry, delicious snake menus.
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Date of experience: January 2018
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Amy S wrote a review Aug 2017
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We rented bicycles for the day for 1000 JPY and pedaled around the perimeter of the island. There's lots of side paths where you can tidepool or find a quiet place to eat your packed lunch. Bring lots of frozen water to keep you hydrated and a bathing suit to wade in at the beach. There was one facility to shower and change by the designated beach but most of the stalls appeared broken and the building itself we thought from a distance was abandoned. The island had just a few visitors even on a Sunday.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Honoria B wrote a review Nov 2016
San Francisco, California4 contributions9 helpful votes
Beautiful, natural island with sites almost untouched by people. You can get here by bus from Naha City, even though google maps and possibly your hotel concierge will tell you it's not possible. Take the 38 bus from Naha City twords Shikiya. It will take you about an hour. When you are about 15 minutes away, the bus will end at a bus depot where you will get off your bus an straight onto another 38 bus to take you the rest of the way. The 38 bus runs about every hour (sometimes every other hour), so be sure to check the schedule. From the bus stop walk 5 minutes to the port. The ferry runs about every hour or every other hour, so be sure to check the schedule. The ticket counter opens 1 before the ferry departs. There is a shop there where they sell packaged snacks and drinks but no cooked food. If you are early and hungry, there is an Indian and Nepalese restaurant across the street called Kama. Once I bought my ticket, I was also given a map with some information about the island and sites. This was the only English I had for my trip (I was also the only Westerner who came to visit that day). All the signs on the island are in Japanese. The map had some roads marked but I found it very difficult to navigate the island with the map. Once I arrived I rented a bike but I only had 2 hours before I had to leave on the last ferry of the day. I wish I had more time! The coral covered beaches are beautiful and the swimming area was majestic with clear warm water. With some help I made it to Kubou-Utaki. The signs here were also only in Japanese with some historical information and a DO NOT PASS HERE sign (Google translate app came in handy). Cycling down the roads the presence of the ancestors is strong. You can hear and feel them in the wind and the trees. This was a highlight of my trip to Okinawa, I would highly recommend.
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Date of experience: November 2016
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Bolansan wrote a review May 2016
Bathgate, United Kingdom303 contributions120 helpful votes
Kudakajima is a lovely island to visit. It was easy to reach from Naha. We caught the local bus from Naha (38) to sansan beach. The bus cost about 800 yen each way. We got the ferry which took about 30 mins to kudaka and cost about 1500 yen return. With the ferry ticket you get provided with a map of kudaka. You can rent bikes or walk around the island. The island is small. It is easy to cover it all in one day. People are so friendly and talk to visitors. There are many areas that a sacred and cannot be photographed. The beach is lovely and clean and very quiet. We went to irabu gama where the sea snakes are caught by the local women. This is unfortunately a dying tradition. The cafe beside the harbour sells sea snake soup which you can try if you like. After experiencing busy Naha, kudakajima is a quiet haven with very few people living there and not too many tourists.
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Date of experience: May 2016
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