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Water Buffalo Carriage, Nitta Kanko

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A must!

A must to do activity while in the Taketomi Island. It might be difficult to follow everything if... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Sao Paulo, SP
via mobile
learned but then forgot the Japanese word for bull doody

Trying to figure out in ishigaki port how to go bike riding on taketomi, it became clear that... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Edmonton, Alberta
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97 Taketomi, Taketomi-jima, Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun 907-1101, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 980-85-2103
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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Great experience and Buffalo very well looked after with water stops etc - Taketomi island very picturesque - we booked in advance with One Two Smile OTS (Find them on FB) and got a great price and excellent service

Thank Katrina C
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

A must to do activity while in the Taketomi Island. It might be difficult to follow everything if you do not speak/understand Japanese language.

Thank Rubpy
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Tour is narrated entirely in Japanese and features traditional song and local legends. Conditions of the animals runs from young and robust with no issues to old with open oozing wounds. I enjoyed myself despite.

Thank Tributton
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

On leaving the ferry on arrival at Taketomi port, there are a number of mini buses waiting to take you to the Water Buffalo Carriage pick up. On arrival, we waited just a few minutes before climbing on board to start our journey around what...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Trying to figure out in ishigaki port how to go bike riding on taketomi, it became clear that getting a package tour was a better thing to do than just take the ferry over then figure things out. So we decided to add the water...More

Thank Craxiter
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is a tourist attraction and the more cynical could question the authenticity of the whole thing but it's well organised and run by the locals, which trumps (hmmm, not sure I like this word any more) the naysayers in my opinion. We had a...More

Thank Alex K
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Going in to the island with two kids less than 3 years and one infant.. on a rainy day spoilt the spirits.. we were surprised to see that there is 150m to board the shuttle.. our driver was reluctant to pick up from a better...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2016

An inexpensive tour of the lanes around Taketomi island, on a carriage pulled by a water buffalo. These creatures are very tame, relaxed and clever - they could steer the carriage around tight corners without hitting the coral walls. I've been to Taketomi island with...More

Thank Glynch08
Reviewed 8 March 2016

A ride that was about 20 minutes long down few streets in the island. Disappointing is the fact that we were forced to have a picture in front of the buffalo and almost forced to buy it. At the end we didn't buy anything from...More

Thank Jose P
Reviewed 30 May 2015

We flew to Ishigaki Island then on to Taketomi Island to go on what we thought was an ox and cart ride that went through the water, it looked idyllic we had seen pictures at the airport and over the sides of the monorail in...More

Thank Lostmarbles
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