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Travel Blogs from Ibusuki
Aso to Kagoshima, a 235 km journey, the longest and at the same time the last bike ride on mainland Japan.
Leaving Aso early in the morning, as soon the sun gave light, I knew to have a long day ahead of me. Temperature of below zero, the ice rubbed of the seat of my bike was prove to that, I did ride down the hill towards Kumamoto.
Leaving the nice scenery of the mountains behind me, I came across hidden roads in some of ...
... floor as I do. Defeated, I head downstairs to the bathroom in order to fix myself up for the alarming amount of traveling I have in store for me today.
Breakfast. Mmm. One last day of Akemi’s breakfast and then on to pastures hopefully as green as I have them now. I say a quick goodbye to everyone present, I did a proper one the previous night, and pack up my huge bag as the rain starts to fall down. Kazumi offers me a lift to the station and I eagerly accept.
... t seem to fancy.
We felt very privileged and were treated very well in the ryokans, I'll miss Japan.
We also enjoyed the 7 samurai home village, with bonsai and the intriguing kanakasi airplane fighters museum with photos of all of them. They looked so young and an old man giving a talk about it, still a lot of interest, after all these decades. No photos allowed.
... canals by the side of the small streets, filled with the largest and fattest koi that I have ever seen. They must be fed very well. The buildings were old samurai buildings, reminding me slightly of the ones at Takayama, but at a much smaller scale.
We tried to find a place for lunch but gave up in the end. We were back at the train station by 3pm and I happened to mention to Joan that we hadn't had lunch. She told us that ...
... stuff' is cooked in front of you very like teppanyaki both are cooked in front of you on a stainless steel plate howver the latter has a much finer range of dishes.
If you read the link above it doesn't mention the cabbage but it was part of our dish together with pancakes and other bits.
On the way we spent time on a steam train from Yamaguchi ...