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Even as a complete outsider and novice to the indigenous culture, you should still be able to enjoy... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2019
Eugene L
Hong Kong, China
A taste of Ryukyu

The village of Taketomi island is a beautiful jump into Ryukyu traditions, architecture, life... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2019
Milan, Italy
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6 Jan 2019
6 Jan 2019
“A taste of Ryukyu”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Taketomi-jima, Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun 907-1101, Okinawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 7 January 2019

Even as a complete outsider and novice to the indigenous culture, you should still be able to enjoy Taketomi Island. My family stayed at a hotel on the island itself, and we spent one afternoon walking around the village. It was a fascinating and beautiful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Eugene L
Reviewed 6 January 2019

The village of Taketomi island is a beautiful jump into Ryukyu traditions, architecture, life style, creed... shisa to guard every house. Very nice if you are interested in their tradition.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sinnerpoetry
Reviewed 17 November 2018

This island is an easy 15-minute ride, twice an hour, from Ishigaki. It's just big enough to be worth renting a bicycle, but you have to dress for heat and humidity (and wear a hat an sun protection.) We didn't bother to go in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Just as imagined you can feel real atmosphere of Okinawa. Time passes so slowly there,people is not hasting, as if everything goes slow, I love this!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank kenichih2013
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

素晴らしい古い集落と生活。牛車、三線、星砂、潮風、緑と青の海と空。白砂に石灰岩の石垣。石垣島からわずか15分の別世界。おすすめです。 Green and blue sea,White sand including 'star sand',lime stone fence, buffalo car,old style houses,sea breeze,traditional music by Sanshin. Those are things you can find and those makes you trip to gentle old small island life.No convenience store no high tech life.but best spot when...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Tsuy0shiS
Reviewed 17 July 2016

If you are on Taketomi island- you should explore the whole thing! The island is so small, that it is inevitable that you will come across these style homes. Beautiful addition to the already beautiful nature!!

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Nicole W
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Had a lovely day there, a short trip boat ferry from Ishigaki. worth the detour :) Lovely buffalo ride, yes its touristic but, well, I'm mostly a tourist lol rented bikes too so we could ride around and between lovely beaches surrounding the island, even...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Fab G
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Pleasant stroll around the historic settlement of the island. Spend about 2-3 hours enjoying the streets full of traditional Okinawan architecture. Avoid the buffalo cart ride. It is expensive and short. Anyway, you'll see them while walking around.

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank Jose P
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