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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 ...
... 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 John (there 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 ...
... Japanese immigration as tomorrow we will be in South Korea. It's a bit of a line to get through and there are many mumbling sand rumblings but it has to be done! Then we hand over our passports so the South Koreans can authorise us to enter their country for all of 8 hours tomorrow. After some late lunch it's time for a bit of R&R for me, Glenn went to the gym because he just can't sit still. We went to the show which was dancing and singing by the ship's company. ...
... trying to work out what I'm going to do when I get somewhere. The lady at information says to follow the tram tracks so I ignore this and follow the river. I go past some "birthplace of" people they are clearly proud of but I have no idea who they are. They've gone all out on tourist information even though there's very little to see. The river gets me no where so I admit defeat and ask for directions. He (and his wife) google maps it, goes on and on in Japanese before ...
... and takes about twenty minutes by ferry to get to. The volcano has thousands of small eruptions every year, all though these rarely result in flowing lava. When we arrived on the island we decided to hire some bikes and cycle the 6km trip to the viewing point on the side of the volcano. The bikes we got were from the Sakurajima Visitor Centre and were actually really good Giant bikes which cost 2000 yen for ...
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