Cycle through time - Okinawa culture and history tour

2 hr, 45 min

E-Ticket

Instant Confirmation

Group Tour

Cycling or walking through this sleepy hamlet of Nakijin with a local English-speaking guide provides a unique opportunity to discover the village's history and development.
We'll be stopping at various points of interest to learn about traditional Okinawan houses, the famous Fukugi trees used to protect the village, traditional ways of life and religious beliefs unique to the Okinawan (Ryukyu) culture. Nakijin Castle ruins is a 3-minute drive and the popular Churaumi Aquarium and expo...
Cycling or walking through this sleepy hamlet of Nakijin with a local English-speaking guide provides a unique opportunity to discover the village's history and development.
We'll be stopping at various points of interest to learn about traditional Okinawan houses, the famous Fukugi trees used to protect the village, traditional ways of life and religious beliefs unique to the Okinawan (Ryukyu) culture. Nakijin Castle ruins is a 3-minute drive and the popular Churaumi Aquarium and expo park is 15 minutes by car.
Cycle through time - Okinawa culture and history tour photo 1 Cycle through time - Okinawa culture and history tour photo 2 Cycle through time - Okinawa culture and history tour photo 3 Cycle through time - Okinawa culture and history tour photo 4
View All
See more Images

Itinerary Details

Itinerary

Fascinating local knowledge and village history, this is an opportunity to meet some locals on this relaxed and slow paced cycle or walking tour through Nakijin Village, where we live. We will cycle through the narrow, sleepy and shady lanes of one of the hamlets within Nakijin Village, along the way we will take a look at some beautifully maintained gardens and original Okinawan houses and explain the reasons, disadvantages and advantages between new and old construction and designs.
We will share with you the local importance of the strong and protecting Fukugi (Garcinia subelliptica) tree.
Visit a getou (Jade/shell ginger) plant extraction factory, where the plant leaves are ground and then heated to produce condensation and the extract produced. Getou is a well-known plant, naturally high in antibacterial properties, it is native to Okinawa and is used to make all sorts of facial, skin and hair treatments.

The...
Itinerary

Fascinating local knowledge and village history, this is an opportunity to meet some locals on this relaxed and slow paced cycle or walking tour through Nakijin Village, where we live. We will cycle through the narrow, sleepy and shady lanes of one of the hamlets within Nakijin Village, along the way we will take a look at some beautifully maintained gardens and original Okinawan houses and explain the reasons, disadvantages and advantages between new and old construction and designs.
We will share with you the local importance of the strong and protecting Fukugi (Garcinia subelliptica) tree.
Visit a getou (Jade/shell ginger) plant extraction factory, where the plant leaves are ground and then heated to produce condensation and the extract produced. Getou is a well-known plant, naturally high in antibacterial properties, it is native to Okinawa and is used to make all sorts of facial, skin and hair treatments.

The popular Nakijin castle remains are a short 5-minute drive away and a perfect supplement to this tour. Suitable for kids as young as 8 years old.

Important Details

Included
  • Snacks - Locally made snacks
  • Use of a bicycle
Not Included
  • Lunch
Departure Point
上間食堂〜薬膳〜 uema shokudou〜yakuzen〜, 170 Imadomari, Nakijin, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa 905-0428, Japan
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 10/24/2019 - 3/5/2021
Monday:09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Tuesday:09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Wednesday:09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Thursday:09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Friday:09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Saturday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
10/24/2019 - 3/5/2021
Monday:09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Tuesday:09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Wednesday:09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Thursday:09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Friday:09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Saturday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

View Less

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.