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... 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 ...
... volcano and I get on it. It is really windy. I'm a little bit scared envisioning being trapped on a volcanic island with high winds. This I am sure will get me on the front page of the evening post. Rhian is not with me to offer advice so I reckon she would say "run" and pay, turn around and get back on the ferry! I get some strange looks but apart form being thrown into Molten lava there doesn't seem to be much to do. The journey back isn't as exciting but I do get my ...
After arriving in Kagoshima via Shinkansen I managed to get myself lost and wonder round the city aimlessly for about two hours! By the time I got to my hostel it was about 10pm so me and my Swiss friends ended up just sipping beer on the hostel roof and listening to the noise Kagoshima makes at night.
The next day we headed to Sakurajima, which is an active volcano just off the coast ...
... 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 ...