I will be traveling to japan next year and have narrowed down the places I will be visiting. I plan on flying into tokyo and then going south visiting certain cities until I get to the ryukyu islands and okinawa. After that I am flying to bangkok, thailand.
I was thinking it would make more sense to fly to bangkok from the ryukyu area instead of returning to tokyo and flying to bangkok, but a flight to bangkok is twice or more the price from ryukyu and okinawa area than from tokyo! Even with the return flight factored in from tokyo to the islands and back, it is still cheaper to go back to tokyo in order to fly to thailand. make sense? I know it's kind of confusing.. thanks for your help!