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Passionate Guide, Breathtaking View & Wonderful Experience

We had joined a kayaking tour to the Pinaisara Fall. We started kayaking at a river full of... read more

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Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

I had the best day yesterday doing the kayak & trekking to Pinaisara Falls! Taka was an incredible guide, especially as I barely speak any japanese! He translated the entire tour to accommodate for a japanese couple and myself, an American. He was very thoughtful and informative! We lucked out with incredible weather considering the time of year and had an absolute blast.

I highly recommend Taka for anyone who needs an English tour on Iriomote Island. I wish I had more time to spend there :)

Thanks again Taka!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Shu O, オーナー at Iriomote Island Kayaks Kazaguruma, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2019

taracondren sama

Hi,Thank you for participating in the tour.we kazaguruma company's staffs are welcoming a lot of foreign tourists.That is why we study English hard. And we want to convey the charm of Iriomote Island to those who came from far away like you.There are still many good places in Japan. Please come again.
Arigatou.

Shu Otani

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Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

I booked a full day kayak and trek tour in advance in off-season. First the guys gave really useful travel information by email to spend the previous day exploring on my own without a car. On the tour day I was the only customer but i had injured my back hiking. My guide Takafumi was brilliant. He changed the tour format so that I could still enjoy the kayak excursion in a double canoe (with he doing all the work!) and helped me get to the waterfall. Then arranged Yubu island in the afternoon and direct drop off to Ohara port. The trees on the way to waterfall were spectacular and I enjoyed the company of Takafumi, he is friendly and adventurous. For Yubu island it is a bit of a theme park feeling but the Bougainville garden is really nice and the little cafe on the far side of the island. Shame about the water buffalo :(

Date of experience: December 2018
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Shu O, オーナー at Iriomote Island Kayaks Kazaguruma, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2018

kodama sama

Thank you to join our tour,and to write a review.
Our mission is to have all guests enjoy the tour.
We appreciate that we met you.And if you come to Japan again someday, or if you like Japan more, I am sure that our work is a success.
Thank you so much for the wonderful time, I had such a good time.

Takafumi Hoshi
Shu Otani

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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

This is my first attempt in diving into water basin of the Pinaisara Falls!! Trekking is far difficult than what I thought, but with leading and guidance of Takafumi Hoshi, we beat it! Kayaking is such fun! The group had good vibe! I really enjoyed it!!

This is surely one my top two favourite local adventurous tour in my travel journey.

A must-not-miss trip!

Plus, thanks Otani’s travel info which impressed me a lot! Thanks for all warm hospitality!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Shu O, オーナー at Iriomote Island Kayaks Kazaguruma, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2019

Thank you for your great review.
We Kazaguruma's guides are always studying English.Recently, many foreign tourists have come to Iriomote Island. But they can hardly communicate English in Iriomote Island. We would like people who can not speak Japanese to have fun at Iriomotejima.
Please come back again someday.
Thank you.

Shu Otani

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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Kazaguruma is an excellent well organized tour shop to visit the real nature of the Iriomote island. The tour I joined was half day canoeing through the mangrove and half day canyoning. Otani san answered my questions politely, and our guide Daichan was super entertaining. I will recommend both to foreigners and Japanese locals.
不安や質問についても丁寧にお答え頂きありがとうございました!ガイドの大ちゃんのおかげで安全で思い出に残る自然体験となりました。

Date of experience: October 2018
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Shu O, マネージャー at Iriomote Island Kayaks Kazaguruma, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018
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Yoko Nさま

先日はマングローブカヌー&キャニオニング体験ツアーにご参加いただきありがとうございました。
7月、8月は本州の川と違い、温水プールのような「ぬるさ」があり、水温の高さが川遊びをしている時の安心感にもつながるのですが、今回はいかがだったでしょうか。水に慣れるまでは大変ではありませんでしたか。
夏休みシーズンとは違い、「ぬるさ」がなくなってきた西表島の川ですが、フィールドは真夏にはない、「静けさ」があったのではないでしょうか。誰もいないフィールドで周囲を気にせず岩の上から飛び込む、滝に打たれる。こんなことが10月下旬に気軽に体験できるのは日本では西表島くらいではないでしょうか。

まだ西表島には遊ぶポイントがたくさんありますので、またぜひ遊びにいらしたくださいね。楽しみにお待ちしております。
ありがとうございました。

西表島カヌーツアー風車 代表大谷

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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

This is one of my top-rated adventurous journeys in my life! Kayaking in mangrove was kinda fun! Trekking up to top of the waterfall is kinda difficult to me. Thanks for Otani’s attentive guidance and help as well as lovely teammates’ support, finally beat it! Enjoyed so much to swim and dive into the waterfall basin! My first attempt!

Really appreciate the every detail and arrangements in the journey. They cooked us meat noodles as well as Japan snacks and tea to enjoy after finishing each challenge!

This is for those with adventurous heart/ go beyond your comfort zone. Highly recommended it!

I had so much fun! Thanks so much!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Shu O, オーナー at Iriomote Island Kayaks Kazaguruma, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Dear So L

Hi.Thank you for joining our tour. I'm very very glad you to be able to enjoy that.I think you will like Iriomote-jima more,if you come to this island again.

I wish your trip were great! Thank you.
Shu Otani

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