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Travel Blogs from Ibusuki
... where we were staying. It is a family owned setup and we were greeted by the owner and his wife and children. They spoke very good English and were very friendly. Our room looks a bit like a log cabin with an outside porch lookingnoit into the forest. There is also an outside bath enclosed with an open top and window into the trees. We were ready for bed at this point and drifted off listening to the forest ...
... kamikaze pilots". It is located on the site of an airbase from where the pilots took off for their final missions.
Towards the end of World War II, the Japanese armed forces resorted to suicide attacks, in which pilots would deliberately fly their planes into enemy warships. It was hoped that these attacks would repel the Allied Forces just like the "divine winds" (kamikaze) dispersed Mongolian invasion forces in the 13th century. The formal name ...
... at the UN.
Last night we had something truly unusual happen. About 1:15 AM our cabin door opened and closed loudly. Judith woke me up with a panicked—“There is someone in our room!”. More than a little groggy I got to my feet to investigate. The bathroom door was partly open and sure enough, there was a man in our bathroom—he was peeing. He was about my age, and ...
... behind. I don't know how many times to have come to altitudes of more then one thousand meters or more, to get down again to sea level again.
For a while it was summerly warm again, jumpers and trousers could be stowed into the bags again, towards the night and specially up in the heights, the cold came back and so the jumpers.
Well, regardless of all that, my mind was focused to reach Kagoshima, my legs did not mind and I ...
... 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.