Sightseeing

Date

Dec 2016

 

Water Buffalo Cart Rides

My parents and the kids do not know how to cycle, so we booked them on the water Buffalo Cart Rides which is a must do on Taketomi island.  Luckily they had the whole cart to themselves.  According to my sister they went around the village while the driver sang a song along and playing on their sanshin (Okinawan stringed instrument). The kids really enjoyed this experience.

Water Buffalo Cart Rides

Water Buffalo Cart Rides

Water Buffalo Cart Rides

Water Buffalo Cart Rides

Water Buffalo Cart Rides

Water Buffalo Cart Rides

Water Buffalo Cart Rides

Water Buffalo Cart Rides

The buffulo needing to pee

The buffulo needing to pee

Off they go

Off they go

Setting off

Setting off

Cycling around Taketomi

While the kids and elders hoped on the Water Buffalo Cart, the kidults all hopped onto a bike. We chose our own bikes and they all had a basket on the front for putting our belongings there.  It was pretty hard cycling on sand at some p[arts of the island, and be prepare to think where to cycle to or you will be going in circles.  There are cars coming by once in a while so stay alert! Sunglasses and hats/caps are recommended to protect you from blazing sun.

My brother in law after choosing his bike

My brother in law after choosing his bike

Other tourist cycling

Other tourist cycling

Exploring the little village

Exploring the little village

My mum on the bike

My mum on the bike

Water Buffalo Cart Rides passing by

Water Buffalo Cart Rides passing by

A shrine

A shrine

Around the village

Around the village

Greenery

Greenery

Cycling away

Cycling away

Cycling

Cycling

Pretty

Pretty

Taketomi

Taketomi

Details

Around Taketomi

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