Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands (9784805312339)

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Tuttle Publishing
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includes a large pull-out map; 200 color photographs and 40 smaller maps
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5 1/8 X 8

**Lowell Thomas Annual Travel Book Award Silver Medal Winner 2015**

Travel to the most inspiring tropical islands on the planet! Everything you need is in this one convenient Okinawa travel guide—including a large pull-out map.

Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands is the first comprehensive travel guide to the 150 sub-tropical island chain that stretches across 600 miles from Japan to Taiwan. These are some of the most stunningly beautiful islands in the world!

Trek up active volcanoes, soak in natural hot springs, enjoy pristine white sand beaches, and sample Okinawa's superb homegrown cuisine. Experienced author Robert Walker tells you how to get there, where to go, where to stay and what to do, including:
  • Ferry schedules and flights
  • Lodgings on all inhabited islands
  • Best beaches and surf spots
  • Hikes and nature walks
  • Sights suitable for families with children
  • Historical and cultural landmarks

Along with over 200 color photographs and 40 maps, this book provides essential travel tips to help tourists avoid costly mistakes. It also includes a large fold-out map of Okinawa and the Ryukyu chain with insets for the major islands and cities.

About the Author:
Robert Walker has traveled extensively throughout the Ryukyu Islands for 25 years and frequently lectures about them to groups around the world. He has visited all of the inhabited islands, even the most remote ones.