Lonely Planet Kyushu & Okinawa is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you in this region. See where the last samurai made their last stand at Kumamoto Castle, recharge in a riverside rotemburo (outdoor baths) in Kurokawa Onsen or take a ferry to a simpler time on the living museum island of Taketomi-jima, all with your trusted travel companion. Begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Kyushu & Okinawa: Full-color maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - the history, the people, outside activities, the arts, the food, the architecture Useful features - includes Need to Know, First Time, Travel with Children, Eat and Drink like a Local, Skiing in Japan, Japan on a Budget, Hiking in Japan, Visiting an Onsen Covers Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Hirado, Kumamoto, Osumi, Amami, and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalize your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Kyushu & Okinawa is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled in this particular region of Japan. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Japan for a comprehensive look at all that the country has to offer. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.