Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Okinawa-Japan by Tour Guide Kumiko T.

Kumiko T.
  Okinawa-Japan
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James Scifres

United States
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Tour: #562806, Okinawa: The Final Great Battle of World War II, Okinawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 28/19

Kumiko-San is an amazing tour guide. She provided many insights and so much information. She really made history come alive for our family. It was so nice to have her along and she not only provided information about our WWII tour but also about the area and culture as well. She also took us to an amazing place for lunch. It was a fantastic meal of local Okinawan cuisine at a very quiet and peaceful restaurant on the side of a hill overlooking the ocean. It was such a beautiful, unforgettable restaurant!

Larry Yew

Malaysia
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Tour: Seven-Hour-Private Tour for Mr. Larry Yew and His Family, Okinawa, Japan
Date: Dec 24/19

It's Great to have Kumiko with us. That's she has committed on planning to the tour to us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Larry San, thank you very much for taking the time to give me a very pleasing comment! It was really fortunate for me to meet such a happy, friendly family as yours! I had a great time to show you around Naha and Senaga Island! I hope you will visit Okinawa again to explore more charms of our beautiful islands!

Michael Berkeley

United States
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Tour: #562806, Okinawa: The Final Great Battle of World War II, Okinawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 14/19

Very interesting and different tour. Excellent English and very knowledgeable. Recommend highly! ( Battle of Okinawa)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael San, thank you very much for taking the time to give me the pleasing feedback! I truly enjoyed the day with your group of eight friendly persons! This time you explored around the Battle of Okinawa sites, and I hope you will visit Okinawa again to discover charms of the ecotourism sites, the Ryukyu Kingdom historical sites, culture and more! Thank you very much again!

Donald Matheson

Canada
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Tour: #611260, Full Day South Okinawa Private Tour of history, culture and jungle, Okinawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 2/19

Kumiko was outstanding. 5 stars recommendation. She is as good a local guide as you will find anywhere in world.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Donald San! Thank you very much for taking time to give me a good rating! I had a great time to meet your friendly, happy group and provide them unique experiences in the history of the Ryukyu Kingdom period and the Battle of Okinawa, the taste of Okinawa Soba noodle, and an amazing jungle tour! I hope you will visit Okinawa again to explore more charms of Okinawa!

Kevin Curran

United States
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Tour: #562806, Okinawa: The Final Great Battle of World War II, Okinawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 29/19

My Final Great Battle tour with Kumiko T was the clear highlight of my visit to Okinawa! Her excellent selection of sites, coupled with her informative commentary, really helped me understand the events of 1945 on the island. A cheerful and enthusiastic guide. I highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kevin San! Thank you very much for taking time to write this wonderful review! I am so happy you liked my selection of the tour “Okinawa: The Final Great Battle of World War II.” I would love to continue providing great service to history loving persons like you. Thank you very much again for the kind words!

Craig Hughes

Canada
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Tour: #562806, Okinawa: The Final Great Battle of World War II, Okinawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 20/19

Great tour put on by Kumiko! She was prompt and eager to share all of her knowledge with our group of six. The four spots we went to are all worth seeing and Kumiko was able to answer all of our questions, even the random ones that had nothing to do with the tour. The education continued in the car between locations as well. She has good ideas for lunch spots as well so be sure you let her take you somewhere local. It's a good time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Craig San! Thank you very much for taking time to write such a great feedback! I really enjoyed meeting and spending time with your kind, happy group! I appreciate all the questions you proposed during the tour, which shows your strong interest about Okinawa. I am happy about that you liked the lunch place! I hope you will have another chance to visit Okinawa to explore more charms of Okinawa!

Amanda McGrath

Australia
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Tour: #562806, Okinawa: The Final Great Battle of World War II, Okinawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 19/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Amanda San! Thank you very much for taking time to give a good rating on the tour already! I had a lovely day with your happy group! I hope you and other members in your group will visit Okinawa again to explore more charms of Okinawa! I am very glad to have met you today and appreciate this great opportunity!

Stewart Smith

Callala Bay, NSW, Australia
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Tour: #562806, Okinawa: The Final Great Battle of World War II, Okinawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 18/19

Kumiko was wonderful. Her knowledge and professionalism was brilliant. Not only about the your was her knowledge excellent, so was her local history knowledge. Thank you for a wonderful day. I most definitely would take other tours by Kumiko. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Stewart San! Thank you very much for taking time to write an excellent review on the tour! I also had a wonderful time with your friendly group! I am very happy to know that all of your group members thoroughly enjoyed the tour. I hope you will take other tour when you visit Okinawa again! I am looking forward to it! Thank you so much again!

John Paul Macdonald

Saint Hubert, QUEBEC, Canada
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Tour: #562806, Okinawa: The Final Great Battle of World War II, Okinawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 8/19

On what could have been a sobering tour, Kumiko, through her extensive knowledge, passion and enthusiasm for her subject, nonetheless made our experience quite enjoyable. We learned equally about the military campaigns and their effects on the Okinawan people. Kumiko also introduced us to Okinawan traditions, food and pottery. The tour was an excellent mix of the past and present. A special word of thanks to Mr. Ichiro, who drove us safely and comfortably throughout the tour. Thank you, Kumiko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much to take time to write these kind comments. I am happy to know that you enjoyed the contents of my tour “Battle of Okinawa”! I am also happy to see that you enjoyed the food and the art of Okinawan pottery. I will Onbetsu your kind comments to Mr. Ichito! I hope you will visit Okinawa again to explore more about Okinawa!

Joseph Romano

United States
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Tour: #611228, Full-Day Okinawa Private Tour for Gardens, History and Cuisine!, Okinawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 7/19

Had a fun day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joseph San, thank you very much for taking time to give me a good rating! I also had a lot of fun during the 8-hour tour guiding for you and your beautiful wife! I am happy that you enjoyed different types of lovely gardens in Okinawa, the pottery culture, and a healthy Okinawan lunch in a beautiful environment! I hope you will visit Okinawa again to explore more charms of our beautiful islands!

Kristin W.

Waldorf, MARYLAND, United States
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Tour: #564287, Full Day South Okinawa UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour, Okinawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 1/19

Kumiko is very kind, flexible, knowledgeable, and professional. We really enjoyed our tour of the Kingdom of Ryukyu UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the Tsuboya Pottery Village. She also arranged a fabulous lunch for us in a small, family-owned restaurant that was very authentically Okinawan - just as we wanted. I highly recommend Kumiko, especially for the historical perspective she provides.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kristin! Thank you very much for taking time to offer good rating! I am so happy to know that you liked the historical perspective I provide during the tour and that you found potteries of your favorite type! The local seafood restaurant owner will be happy to hear that you liked their food! I am glad that I met a lovely mother and a kind daughter who always care about her mother. I really appreciate you found me on the ToursByLocals site and hope you will visit Okinawa again!

Scott Nakahara

United States
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Tour: #562806, Okinawa: The Final Great Battle of World War II, Okinawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 30/19

John L.

Ireland
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Tour: #562806, Okinawa: The Final Great Battle of World War II, Okinawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 23/19

We had a great day out on this tour. Very interesting and informative about the historical war-time aspects of Okinawa. Also quite moving. For those with an interest in 20th century Japanese history, this tour is highly recommended. Our tour guide, Kumiko, was friendly and very knowledgable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: John San, thank you very much for your kind recommendation! I am very happy to know that you liked the tour! I had a great time with you two! You showed a strong interest in my talk about a war history of Okinawa, which made me really happy. I hope you will come back to Okinawa to explore more about our beautiful islands! Thank you very much again to take time to give me a good feedback!

William Ebert

United States
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Tour: #564287, Full Day South Okinawa UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour, Okinawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 21/19

Kumiko was great. She was on time as we met at the hotel in Naha, had the day prepared and was very knowledgeable on all sites visited. She had some very interesting local insight which added additional understanding of the sites. She is very passionate with her tours and it shows.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: William San, thank you so much for taking the time to leave this excellent review. I really appreciate your kind and friendly approach to me during the tour! I am so happy that you found me on ToursByLocals as I was given a great opportunity of guiding you around under a fine weather! I hope you will have a wonderful time with your family in Tokyo as well. I hope you will visit Okinawa again to explore more charms of our beautiful islands!

Ian MacDonald

Australia
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Tour: #611228, Seven-Day Okinawa Private Tour for Gardens, History, Crafts and Trekking!, Okinawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 13/19

5 plus for Kumiko. She arranged a perfect tour based only on email information. Made accommodation bookings when we were stuck with language problems and saved money as well. She did extra work us above what we expected. She was tireless and always ready to research information. We were taken to places we would not have found by ourselves. Many of the local cafes were gems with Kumiko explaining the dishes and introducing owners and chefs. Chose a great driver. Many highlights inc.playing the sanschin.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ian San, thank you so much for this great 5-star review! You can't see me, but I am smiling right now! Your kind words warmed my heart! I really had a great time with you at every place we went together! It was a wonderful, unforgettable week! I hope you have a wonderful stay in mainland Japan as well. I hope you will visit Okinawa again to explore more charms of our beautiful islands! We keep in touch, my friends, Ian and Jane!

Andrew Warheit

United States
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Tour: #611228, Six-Hour Okinawa Private Tour for History and War Historic Site!, Okinawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 12/19

Very knowledgeable. Wealth of information.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrew San, thank you very much for good rating! I am so lucky to have a great opportunity of meeting such a happy, friendly people with a strong curiosity! I hope you will visit Okinawa again to explore more charms of our beautiful islands! Please give my best regards to your happy neighboring friends!

David Gooding

United Kingdom
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Tour: #611228, Full-Day Okinawa Private Tour for Gardens, History, Religion and Nature on September 5, 2019, Okinawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 7/19

It was a pleasure to have such a knowledgeable person as Kumiko san as our day long tour guide of Okinawa. Kumiko san had put together a customised itinerary that matched the kind of places that we had asked to visit. You can ask Kumiko almost any question about Okinawa, it's culture, traditions etc., and she has the answer! Due to a poor weather forecast for the originally planned tour day, Kumiko had contacted us the day before and suggested we re-schedule another date, which proved a wise move.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: David san, thank you so much for your feedback and good rating! It is great to hear that you enjoyed the customized tour! I also really enjoyed every place we went together that day and your questions which shows your strong interests in the culture, custom, history of Okinawa. I appreciate you gave me a great opportunity of finding a nice vegan restaurant which is already on my list to dine in! It was such a pleasure to spend such a lovely time with friendly, kind couple like you! Thank you again!

Deanne Jones

United States
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Tour: #562806, Okinawa: The Final Great Battle of World War II, Okinawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 26/19

Wow. What a wonderful guide and tour. Kumiko-san was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and went out out of her way to make sure we were comfortable and to provide us with context for the Battle of Okinawa along with the history and customs of Okinawans, and very interesting WWII battle site tours. What an unforgettable experience for those interested in this subject, and people wanting to learn more about the history and people of Okinawa in general. Thanks so much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Deanne-San and Derek-San, thank you very much for good rating of my tour today! I had such a great time showing you two around some of the Battle of Okinawa sites! I also love history! Every time I meet history-loving people, I feel so, so lucky! I am happy to know you liked the lunch place, where you experienced local taste and flavor! I hope you will visit Okinawa again someday!

Michael Carter

United States
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Tour: #562806, Okinawa: The Final Great Battle of World War II, Okinawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Aug 12/19

Excellent guide w very good English. She knew many facts about the battle of Okinawa and the campaign dates, historically significant figures and conditions. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your good ratings on my tour of The Final Great Battle of World War II! I really appreciate your strong interest in what happened in Okinawa during the battle. Not only about the war history, you enjoyed learning about the culture, the religion, the diving, the food of Okinawa. I totally had a great time with a wonderful couple like you!

Hong Wei Chee

Singapore
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Tour: #562806, Okinawa: The Final Great Battle of World War II, Okinawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 22/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Hong Wei Chee, Thank you very much for your good rating and a Thank You message! I am happy to know that your family learned a lot from the tour and savored Japanese cuisine lunch of my recommended restaurant! Also I am excited about your interest in visiting Okinawa again! Thank you very much again for a great time we spent together today!

Wolfgang Starke

Germany
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Tour: #611228, Full-Day Okinawa Private Tour for Nature, History, Culture and Cuisine!, Okinawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Jun 14/19

very pleasant day to get to know a bit about Okinawa

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wolfgang san, thank you very much for your kind rating on the tour! I had a great time with you even on such a rainy day. I appreciate you and your wife liked every place we went today! I hope you will visit Okinawa again to explore more charms about Okinawa!

Milton Miyamoto

Aiea, HI, United States
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Tour: #564287, Full Day South Okinawa UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour, Okinawa, Japan    view tour
Date: May 27/19

My wife and I were welcomed by Kumiko at the Okinawa cruise port. We got to see UNESCO World Heritage Sites on the island. The Tours By Locals website is easy to use for tour reservations and payments are secure with Paypal. It helps that we were able to communicate through email from our home and cruise ports to set up the all day tour according to our interests and preferences. Kumiko knows where to go for a good Japanese seafood lunch at a reasonable price. She made sure we had great tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Milton san, Thank you very much for your good rating on the tour! I am very happy to know you liked the seafood lunch. I also had a great time at every place we went together with a friendly, kind couple like you! I hope you will use ToursByLocals again to visit Okinawa to explore more charms of Okinawa!

Patricia De Luca

Canada
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Tour: Full-Day Naha Customized Tour for Mrs. Patricia De Luca on May 15, Okinawa, Japan
Date: May 15/19

The best tour so far!! Kumiko is so knowledgable and interesting guide! Kumiko is the best!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patricia san, Thank you so, so much for your kind comment on the tour! I really had a great time with your happy family and appreciated all of your questions you asked me. I am always grateful to meet travelers who show strong interest in the history, culture, religion, etc. of Okinawa like your group! I hope you will visit Okinawa again!

Helena Chan

United Kingdom
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Tour: #611260, Full Day South Okinawa Private Tour of history, culture and jungle, Okinawa, Japan    view tour
Date: Apr 21/19

Kumiko is an excellent guide. She is passionate, knowledgeable and adjusts the itinerary to your needs. We had lunch at many wonderful restaurants that only the locals know, where the food was fresh, well prepared and at really good prices. We wanted more of a unique experience, and Kumiko was able to really plan our visits according to what we asked for. She not only met, but exceeded expectations. Would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Helena san, thank you very much for your kind comment! I really had a lot of fun showing your family around Okinawa! I am very grateful to you for giving a great opportunity to meet your happy, friendly family! I hope you will visit Okinawa again to explore more in our beautiful islands!

Sameer Dhar

Canada
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Tour: Blue Zone Okinawa Tour for Sameer and Tim on April 15 (Day Five), Okinawa, Japan
Date: Apr 15/19

Had a sanshin lesson with a wonderful elderly couple, which was the perfect way to wrap up our 5-day blue zone tour. Highly highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting a comprehensive overview/understanding/immersion in the Okinawan blue zone culture. I've been to 2 of the other 5 blue zones and this was really the best way to see a blue zone! Kumiko is attentive, thorough, and always ready to help adjust the tour to your needs. Was a packed schedule with unforgettable experienxe

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sameer san, thank you so so much for your kind review despite of your busy schedule. I am happy to know that you liked the customized tour! I just tried to make it something that gives you a good idea for your new business with elderly people. I really appreciate that you gave me a wonderful opportunity of creating the blue zone tour. It was fun to tour around Okinawa with you as we made good friends with local senior citizens! I hope you will visit Okinawa again to make them happy and live longer!

Sameer Dhar

Canada
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Tour: Blue Zone Okinawa Tour for Sameer and Tim on April 14 (Day Four), Okinawa, Japan
Date: Apr 14/19

Amazing tour with an early morning start participating in a radio morning workout with Okinawan elders (average age of the elders was 82!). We then had a 2 hour karate session with a famous 74 year old sensei... such unique experiences that left us with an even deeper understanding of this blue zone's culture.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sameer san, Thank you very much for your kind review. I am happy to know that you deepened your understanding of the longevity of Okinawa: not only in Ogimi Village but also in other parts of Okinawa, there are still secrets you can find from the culture and lifestyle of Okinawa. I am looking forward to our Day 5!

Sameer Dhar

Canada
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Tour: Blue Zone Okinawa Tour for Sameer and Tim on April 13 (Day Three), Okinawa, Japan
Date: Apr 13/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sameer san, Thank you very much for your kind review! I am also impressed to see that the local people in Ogimi Village really having a good time with you. You two gave them happiness and power, which makes them live even longer!

Sameer Dhar

Canada
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Tour: Blue Zone Okinawa Tour for Sameer and Tim on April 12 (Day Two), Okinawa, Japan
Date: Apr 12/19

Action packed tour learning about vegetable art, gateball, and doing the minpaku program (home stay) with a wonderful elderly couple. Kumiko-san's knowledge about everything Okinawan is impressive and she is very diligent, attentive and helpful! We learned a lot on this tour about Okinawan culture and enjoyed being so close to the locals

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sameer san, Thank you very much for your kind review! I am also impressed to see that the local people in Ogimi Village really having a good time with you. You two gave them happiness and power, which makes them live even longer!

Sameer Dhar

Canada
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Tour: Blue Zone Okinawa Tour for Sameer and Tim on April 11 (Day One), Okinawa, Japan
Date: Apr 11/19

Kumiko-san picked us up from the airport with a thoughtful, handcrafted welcome sign - so cute! She was exceptionally knowledgeable about everything to do with Okinawa, longevity, and the blue zones. She got us invited to a very unique experience with Okinawan elderly people at their community centre where we enjoyed karaoke and dancing with the elders. Also enjoyed the fresh food market where we ate a delicious lunch. Can't wait for the next 4 days!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sameer san, thank you very much for your kind review! Your participation in the event at the community hall made the senior citizens very happy! Also I am happy to know my favorite farmers market! I will be looking forward to our next 4 days as well!

Leif Öster

Sweden
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Tour: Full-Day Okinawa Private Tour for Mr. Leif Öster, Okinawa, Japan
Date: Apr 6/19

A perfect introduction to Okinawa We had a nice day with our guide. Our ambitious guide Kumiko gave us an good introduction to the island. She made a tailormade day with history, gardens and local food. Our guide have a lot of important knowledge and she work with a very god driver with a nice car. The only little problem is that the Okinawa-English is little hard to understand for us coming from Sweden

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Leif Öster, Thank you very much for your kind review! I am happy that all of your group members enjoyed the customized tour. I will try to speak English more slowly and clearly. I hope you will visit Okinawa again to explore more charms about the beautiful islands! With Warmest Regards, Kumiko T.