English tourist guidebook on Okinawa published

English tourist guidebook on Okinawa published

The English tourist guidebook on Okinawa Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands.

April 25, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Singapore-based Tuttle Publishing Company published an English tourist guidebook on Okinawa Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands on April 24. The book targets foreign tourists visiting Japan and Okinawa. The company plans to publish 16 countries and regions around the world, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates.

An Okinawa resident American Robert Walker who has been living in Okinawa for about 15 years, wrote the book. Teaching at the University of Maryland University College Kadena Air Base, Walker visited 150 islands, including the mainland of Okinawa, the Yaeyam islands, Yoron Island, and the Satsunan Islands.

The publisher printed the book on A5 coloured paper with 287 pages.

Written from the viewpoint of foreigners, the book provides information on each island’s transport, hotels and restaurants, history and culture, sightseeing areas for families and nature walk areas.

It explains the history and significance of Okinawan turtleback tombs. It also tells readers how to make Goya chanpuru.

The appendix of the book is a foldable map written in English.
The book is selling at Junkudo Shoten Naha Branch, Ryubo Book Center and Miyawaki Shoten Kokusai Street Branch. The price is 2,500 yen, including tax.

(English translation by T&CT)

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