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Name: John Manolito Cantu

Gender: Male
Licensed Location: Amami Islands
Nationality: Australian
Guide Experience: 6-years
Guide Location: Amami Islands
Guide Languages: English or Japanese
Municipality of Residence: Naze City, Amami Oshima
Special Interests: Shochu, surfing, snorkeling, music, and the outdoors.


Let me be your guide and have the best adventure! A translator and distillery worker by trade, I have over 6-years' experience as a tour-guide and can customize all tours to your liking. From surfing to snorkeling, SUP, canoeing and fishing, or your choice of limitless scenic locations and fantastic restaurants across the island—anywhere is possible. Cultural tours such as dorozome (mud dyeing), shimauta (island songs), and the ever so good kokuto shochu distillery hop (island alcohol tasting!!!) also available. Get in touch to find out more.


Private vehicle (insured), rental (you drive), or public transport (local style). Bicycle, scooter, and motorcycle transport options also available (insurance separate at shop).

Contact Guide

Tell me what you want to do and I'll arrange a quote to meet your needs. See you soon!