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Travel Blogs from Kirishima
... s , which without my newly updated map finder, I never would have discovered. Sometimes this pads literally seem to direct you into private peoples home, even through cemetery, but it always proved to be the correct way.
Further down south, mountains became the scenery again, not one mountain, many mountains!
I do not mind to climb, but of course your average speed starts to slow down, and your timetable to reach your ...
... it probably doesn’t, seeing as it’s inanimate (duh)).
Walking through Kagoshima, I decided to make my way up a mountain (okay, it was probably only a hill, but it looked like a mountain to me, hailing from Hollandia, as the locals call it) and took a few pictures. Here I saw something Kazumi in Kyotanabe already mentioned: Japan is dying, its population is in a decline. He told me of his parents’ house in the absolute centre of Osaka. They are looking ...
Just Japan now, off the beaten track, the best way to see it, with a guided and a small group of 11. Starting with Kyoto, an ancient capital off to beautiful towns offering lovely warm baths, even a fish spa! And the water just flows constantly through.
The fish nibble away at your feet, it's a lot of fun. Some peoples legs are black with baby coi, other people ...
... t finish it since we had lunch at 3pm and had been snacking on chocolate and ice cream on the steam train. No wonder I have put on 1Kg since being in Japan.
I plugged myself onto the iPod with a talking book and pretty much fell asleep after dinner. We arrived at Kagoshima at 8.04pm and made our way to the hotel next door. The room is much smaller than our previous ones but still bigger than the Kawasaki Nikko Hotel.
Next day (Sunday) we had the restored steam train #58654 from Kumamoto to Hitoyshi then
SL Hitoyoshi from Hitoyoshi to Yoshimatsu
through rural Japan stopping 2-3 times at lovely wooden 100 yr old stations. Some stations had food available such as Nashi pears and tempura vegetables
Unfortunately the day was wet, light rain fell nearly all day, the tail end of a ...