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Okinawa - Commodore Perry, Basil Hall and the Foreigner Cemetery

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Commodore Perry, Basil Hall and the Foreigner Cemetery

Today, 9:00 PM
(9 reviews)
Tomari, Okinawa, Japan
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Join us as we take a walk in the port village of Tomari. Here there are monuments to famous explorers Commodore Perry and Basil Hall. We will take a look at the monuments, and the stories of how the western world started relations with Asia and how even today the cultural differences are having a effect. We will see the Port and finish at the international cemetery which is a really beautiful and historic place dating back over 200 years.


Meet James and Becka

James and Becka

The real Karate Kids!James and Becka both originally come from the U.K, and met through a passion for martial arts. James studied Japanese on the mainland and discovered Okinawa over 20 years ago! (Wow how old is that guy!?) Becka came to find the birthplace of karate in 2014, and never left after discovering how much this little island has to offer. They spend their days practising karate, and travelling around Okinawa discovering and sharing with their friends and visitors. Over the years, that has included some pretty famous people such as Anthony Bourdain who filmed his Parts Unknown series all around Okinawa with their help. Let them show you the history, the beauty, and the secrets of Okinawa!


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Okinawa with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Okinawa. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Maria K.

15 September 2021

It was interesting but fell asleep halfway through (nothing to do with the tour guide) so hope the tour will be repeated

Christina W.

11 September 2021

Thank you for a great tour!

Norm R.

09 September 2021

Great tours and amazing people. Thanks for providing these tours.

Pauline (Ontario/Canada) M.

09 September 2021

I really enjoyed this tour!

Joan G.

09 September 2021

They gave an excellent tour of Okinawa. Very informative, interesting, and knowledgeable.


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