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... interested in Japanese garden landscape, thou the highlights of visiting the residence/garden was sampling all the treats. Pastry stuffed with yellow yam, purple yam, pig themed pastry, all the yum yum treats. Alex and I had our share of sampling before taking a peek of the residence.
Lunch is another highlight, the good thing with group tour is one gets fed quite well. With the rainy day like today, my hope of jumping in the salt water pool ...
... Kagoshima in the evening. No museums or temples though as they were all closed.
Day 2 in Kagoshima and it was an early morning bus to Chiran - about 40 km south of Kagoshima. This town is known for its collection of restored samurai houses, tea (green of course) and the Kamikaze Peace museum.
It was Chiran's airbase that was the point of departure for most of the kamikaze flights in WWII. They call them "tokko", not kamikaze, although interestingly the ...
The reason I came to Kagoshima was because it was described as laid back. Also there's an active volcano in the bay. I spend most of the day here I had walking. First I checked out the Senganen-en Gardens. The highlight here for me was the walk up the hill at the back. Then I headed back into town and made my way up Shiroyama Park which overlooks the city. After that it was down to the harbour for a beer while ...
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Kagoshima (“The Southern Gateway To Japan”), Japan
Our ship was docked when we awoke. I looked expectantly out our window. What was this? Rain?! Yes, a steady rain. On the pier were 15-20 raincoat-clad and umbrella-bearing Japanese waving bright orange flags to greet us. We watched the gangplank being positioned. Then a piece of carpeting was placed on the ground at the base and a man used a plastic sprinkler can to ...
Kagoshima is the largest city in southern Kyushu. Things seem a bit less formal here than in Tokyo, and the region (originally known as Satsuma) has always been independent-minded. The Musuem of the Meiji Restoration is about the role of Satsuma in opening Japan to Western technology and culture. In 1865, the Satsuma clan illegally sent a group of its best students to England to study British technology, culture, and language. At the ...
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