Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands: The First Comprehensive Guide to the Entire Ryukyu Island Chain by Robert Walker to be released on May 27, 2014. It’s billed as “the first comprehensive guide to the 150 sub-tropical island chain that stretches across 600 miles from Japan to Taiwan.” Here’s more from the blurb on Amazon:
These are some of the most stunningly beautiful islands in the world!
Trek up active volcanoes, soak in nature 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
Illustrated 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.