A Taste of Old Okinawa on a Buffalo Cart in Taketomi island!!

A Taste of Old Okinawa on a Buffalo Cart in Taketomi island!!

Buffalo cart

Hi I’m Nobu, I like traveling overseas and in Japan, visited 26 countries!

I’m a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter of English for 10 years.

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Taketomi island

Taketomi island

I took a ride on a buffalo cart in Taketomi Island.

To get to Taketomi Island, you need to take a ferry from Ishigaki Island.

1760 yen round trip.
The trip takes 15 minutes.

Buffalo cart

Buffalo cart

The buffalo cart goes around the villages of Taketomi Island at a speed slower than a human walk.

If you experience it you will feel you are back in time!

2 Buffalo cart companies

Buffalo cart

There are two buffalo cart companies.

Nitta Kanko
Tour around the village’s famous spots.

( it’s surrounded the operation due to luck of workers)

Taketomi Tourist Center
Tour around the village and flower road.

3000 yen , 30 minutes

Okinawa folk song, Azatoya yunta

Okinawa folk song

Both of them sing Okinawan folk songs along the way.

The song is called Azatoya Yunta and is about a beautiful woman who actually lived on Taketomi Island in the 18th century.

The song amusingly tells the story of a woman who refuses the courtship of a power-wielding official who is courting this beautiful woman.

It is the most famous Okinawan folk song.

Photo with buffalo

Buffalo cart

At the end of the tour, there will be a photo opportunity with a buffalo.

The white road and red brick roof houses are really nostalgic.

I recommend you experience once this relaxed attitude.

For animal welfare person

Animal welfare

But I don’t recommend the people who are extremely focused on animal welfare.

Because coachman hit the buffalo butt sometimes to proceed.

If you’re not, you can enjoy here fully!

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