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... t think windsurfing was legal on the big crater lake near the top of the volcano and that nobody he knew of rented windsurfing equipment on the beach near Chiringashima.
With that slight disappointment I inquired whether there might be bikes for rent here at the Ryokan. Oyama-san said not here at the hotel but that there are e-bikes to rent right at the train station. Well, my plan of course was to bike around the beach area and try to find a windsurfer, SUP, ...
... tatami path to our private room. I wish I had taken a picture of the room because it had an amazing wood carved table. We were then treated with a multi-course menu.
The rest of the time, Hiroko-San proceeded to cook and then cook more for us! She even made a special trip to the meat market to make Kurobuta Shabu Shabu. The Kurobuta pork is the most highly prized pork in Japan and comes from the ancient breed of pig known as ...
Today started with a train ride south to Kagoshima. This is the location where Erika's biological father lives. After reviewing the wind forecast and looking at the area via google satellite view, I thought we should have gone here yesterday. Well, we got here today.
Our hotel was easy to find, literally across the street from the train station so we got checked in and situated pretty quickly. As we had acquired some information about a beach near our hotel that might be sailable ...
WE DID: - Shinkansen (bullet train) from Fukuoka to Kagoshima. Tram and Ferry from Kagoshima to Sakurajima. - Tour bus around the major parts of the island including an observatory (closest you can go to the volcano) for stunning views. - Local bus to a hotel with a natural hot spring onsen, created by the heat from the volcano. Mixed gender (came with no bathing suits!). Not too sure of the protocol and the manager helpfully said 'use a towel' but we ...
... A+ for effort though.
Fortunately Nat was feeling well enough in the afternoon for us to go and try out the sand baths at Ibusuki, an hour's train ride down the coast from Kagoshima.
This was another lovely train ride, with views of the coast all the way along it, and the trees and plants slowly growing slightly more tropical the further south we went. Kyushu has two peninsulas at the bottom of it, and we could just ...