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... my way from here all the way north to Hokkaido would cost me and my Japan Rail Pass several days, not making it worth the effort anymore.
Making my way up this mountain I crossed a playground with kids playing who instantly and without fear started talking to me, some of them even knew some simple English. I squatted down and tried to make myself understood in the absolute bare minimum of Japanese I know and understand, but being on a playground surrounded on one side by ...
... 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.
... stop and steamed chestnuts at another.
The train had also stopped at Kareigawa and Osumi-Yokogawa stations, which are over 100 years old. It is amazing how well the timber had lasted. At the second station, they had this incredible piece of artwork. It had been painstakingly made by coloured sticks and on stepping back, it was a picture of the old railway station, a bit like the aboriginal got paintings.
On the way, ...
... are 5 Johns in this tour group, so it gets a bit confusing) had lunch at the small noodle place in the station. It was that small that I had missed it completely. The udon noodles there were delicious, maybe because we were starving by that stage. There was a roasted chestnut place across the road so I darted off to buy some. Not as large and not as tasty as the ones at the roadside diner that Shigeki took us to.
We were back ...
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 ...