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... but it simply won’t sell. He tells me the taxes are also quite steep on property, which is why most Japanese do not want to inherit their parents’ houses if they know they can’t sell them. Kazumi was hoping that AirBnB might be a way to solve both vacancy and improve tourism, but as most Japanese do not invite strangers into their homes this proves to be much easier said than done.
Here, in this corner of Kagoshima, all the houses built on these hill ...
... 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.
... 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 ...
... the shrines at the cemetery are all covered by individual roofs, even some of the livestock are under cover. It is extremely hot today and very humid , it had rained again overnight and was raining this morning when we woke up. Back to the ferry, it's time to get back to the shuttle and the ship. While we are looking at the volcano from the ferry, there is a big puff of grey smoke that billows into the air. That must have been a big burp! Back on the ship we are required ...