Southern Okinawa Cultural Bus Tour with Optional Naha Airport Drop-Off

Recommended for History lovers

Reviewed by: Kantheera, 2017/07/16

I was a great half-day trip for those who have an afternoon flight or had no rental car like us!

All the attractions (Seifa-utaki, Okinawa world/Mibaru beach, and Himeyuri) are quite far from Naha city unless you rent a car. So I recommend this tour if you don't or can't drive.

Even though the tour guide doesn't speak English, she (if I'm not wrong, her name is Nakamura-san) did her best to help us, which I really appreciated,

But as it was a half-day trip, there was not much time, especially Okinawa World which we had only about an hour, so we only enjoyed the Cave, didn't actually spending time on the Village and snake museum. (alternatively, you can go the Mibaru beach instead - choose either)

Sata-andagi was given for free at Himeyuri too.

The cost doesn't include admission fees, but in total, it was an acceptable amount of money (Seifa-utaki=300yen, Okinawa World=1440yen(free pass), Himeyuri=310yen)

It was a memorable trip. I learned quite a lot about Okinawa History. However, i got burned a lot (it's a very hot summer anyway) so put on sunscreen and enjoy!


  • Cave in Okinawa World


  • Sata-andagi given at Himeyuri


  • Seifa-utaki

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Attended as:Friends
Activity Date:2017/07/14
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Southern Okinawa Cultural Bus Tour

Reviewed by: Richard, 2017/05/14

Really interesting. Sefa Utaki was very peaceful I was the only person on the trip that chose the beach option, everyone else went to the Okinawan Village. I took a trip on a glass bottomed boat, it was amazing

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Attended as:Solo Travelers
Activity Date:2017/05/11
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Value for money!

Reviewed by: Faith Cheong, 2017/05/06

If you need to catch a noon flight out of Okinawa, I strongly recommend this tour. It allows storage of luggages and drops off at Naha Airport! Travelling to Sefa Utaki, Mibaru Beach or Okinawa World from Naha and to the airport would cost about as much, or even more, by bus. This is perfect and convenient.

The audio guide is not working for those of us who doesn't understand Jap though.


  • Mibaru Beach

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Attended as:Families with Young Children
Activity Date:2017/04/15
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Great half day tour

Reviewed by: Rin, 2017/04/30

Nice half day tour with drop off at airport for afternoon flights. All destinations were great, and we felt the time allocated for each destination was decent. Our tour guide was friendly and made sure we understood what time we needed to be back for each destination even though the tour is meant to be Japanese only. The English audio guide wasn't working, but we were ok with that. The timing of the tour was accurate so we had plenty of time to catch our flight after.

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Thank you very much.

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Attended as:Couples
Activity Date:2017/04/18
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Bueno servicio gracias

Reviewed by: Toguchi sumie , 2017/04/24

Me gustó mucho su servicio y conocí mucho de okinawa gracias por ensenarme la cultura de okinawa.

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Attended as:Families
Activity Date:2017/04/22
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Hardworking tour guide

Reviewed by: HK couple, 2016/11/18

Although we do not understand Japanese, we can feel the hospitality of our tour guide. She sang us 3 Japanese songs and they were nice. The tour expense covers only the transportation cost but it is still value for money. The translation kit does not work.

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Activity Date:2016/11/16
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Picturesque !

Reviewed by: Jul, 2016/11/14

We chose Option B on 6th November so we can have plenty of time to explore Mibaru Beach and Hamabe-no-Chaya (Café 'Time). The scenery is picturesque and it is well worth going on a tour like this if you do not drive.

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Activity Date:2016/11/06
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a must!

Reviewed by: Kam Li, 2016/03/14

good value for great visit. If every venue could add 10 more minutes each, the tour will be seamless.Thanks for organizing this tour.Will join again.

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Activity Date:2016/03/12
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Good cost/performance

Reviewed by: Toorisugari, 2016/02/24

Used this on my last day. They drop you off at the airport and let you keep your luggage on the bus, so you can wander around freely. We saw three different spots for just 1400 yen, so cheap!
Highly recommend.

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Southern Okinawa Half Day Tour

Reviewed by: akc, 2016/01/18

The bus was on time. The tour guide was courteous, but cannot speak English. The tour ticket price is a deal.

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Activity Date:2015/12/25
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Great tour to fit your last day, but a bit rushed.

Reviewed by: Yan, 2016/01/11

The pick up time was a bit early, but this tour was well arranged. Most of the tourists were Japanese. We were the only foreigners onboard. The tour guide only spoke Japanese, but she was attentive and gave us audio devices. She also did a good job memorizing her speeches and talked non-stop on our way to the destinations. There were some traffic jams along the way due to the narrow roads, but we got to each destination very much on time.

The path to Sefa-Utaki requires you to walk up hill along a stone path. It's a nice quiet place and it gives you a nice view of the ocean.

The stay at Okinawa World and the Gyukusendo Cave was too short, we should be given more time there to explore around. The cave itself is humid and it will take at least 30 minutes to walk the entire length of it (taken into account photo shooting time), I advise you to wear just a t-shirt while you're in there, because you will be sweating a bit with all the walking.

We ended up at the airport early at around 12:30 noon and had plenty of time before the actual check-in. I think it's better if the tour organizer can allocate more time for us to explore around at each destination, especially at Okinawa World. Overall, this is a nice and inexpensive tour to end the trip.

Reply from activity provider

Dear Yan

Thank you for your ride.
I am glad you will be satisfied.
Please use also another course next time.

Thank you

RADO SIGHTSEING INCORPORATED
Okinawa office Staff

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Attended as:Families
Activity Date:2016/01/06
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Nice tour

Reviewed by: Yann, 2015/08/08

It was a nice tour, we spend some good time (even if it was a bit of a rush) in a restaurant on the beach and visited the really beautiful Sefa-Utaki. Being non fluent Japanese speaker, the Himeyuri memorial wasn't very interesting for us, but we spent some time shopping in the shop near the memorial. The guide was very nice and agreeable.

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Attended as:Friends
Activity Date:2015/07/19
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good for last day~

Reviewed by: shin, 2015/02/26

This's good for last ur journey~ because it's cheaper than a fare of southern return bus. What a steal~n it's out of this world, specially southern sea~~


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Attended as:Couples
Activity Date:2015/01/29
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extremely cheap

Reviewed by: Kan, 2015/02/07

Very very cheap tour compare to the things received.

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Attended as:Solo Travelers
Activity Date:2015/02/04
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Great budget tour of Okinawa

Reviewed by: UCCHANG, 2015/01/06

Though I have visited Sefa-Utaki and the Himeyuri monument before, I decided to revisit them while listening to the explanation of the tour conductor. The fee for the tour was cheap at 900 Yen, so I was a bit skeptical about the quality when getting on the bus. After arriving at Sefa-Utaki we were asked about whether we wanted to visit Mibaru Beach or Okinawa World. I chose Okinawa World as I wanted to go to the Gyokusan Cave. Then we paid a visit to Himeyuri Tower then the airport, and finally ended at Palette Kumoji around 13:20.
As a number of people got off at the airport, I felt that many people participated in the tour before the they flew home.

Although had to get together kind of early in the morning and had to pay for the admission at each sightseeing spot, it was a good tour as we could around the sights efficiently.

Our guide this time joined the company in less than 1 year ago. She was so enthusiastic in her work. We felt her enthusiasm, which was contagious!

The price of the tour is cheaper than the bus that runs in the city, in fact it is an incredible deal. When you go sightseeing in southern Okinawa, I strongly recommend this half day tour.

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  • Sefa-Utaki


  • Caves

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