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... 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.
... vege gardens. Every now and then, the cabins filled with smoke. We were warned to close the windows as soon as we entered a tunnel, and to open the window as we exited. However, people in the next carriage did not do that and the smoke ended up filling our cabin too. We had to close the adjoining doors. We couldn't even see into the next cabin as it was so smoky.
This steam train had not been able to run for quite a few years. Owen was not even sure whether it would ...
... see more! First stop is the lookout to see the volcano up close. There are parts of the volcano that are still active and so we are advised to keep an eye on it at all times. The haze clears momentarily so we get to see its rugged beauty. Our guide for this trip only speaks Japanese so she has booklets that she has prepared with the explanation of the main things we will see. The drive is very interesting. The roads are extremely narrow. Due to the rich volcanic soil there ...
... 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 ...
... a some food and a few beers and met two local Japanese girls who showed us round the night-life and took us to some traditional Japanese bars where we ate Japanese BBQ and drank Sake which was pretty cool!
If you're in Southern Kyushu go and spend a couple of days in Kagoshima and visit Mt. Sakurajima. Kagoshima also has a really good looking aquarium with Dolphin shows, which I sadly never got to see.
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