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Aso to Kagoshima, a 235 km journey, the longest and at the same time the last bike ride on mainland Japan.
Leaving Aso early in the morning, as soon the sun gave light, I knew to have a long day ahead of me. Temperature of below zero, the ice rubbed of the seat of my bike was prove to that, I did ride down the hill towards Kumamoto.
Leaving the nice scenery of the mountains behind me, I came across hidden roads in some of ...
... the Dutch dike houses to shame in the way they are built, yet over a quarter of them are uninhabited. This is the other side of Japan, where all the teenagers are moving into the big city centres, taking up jobs in some kind of service industry or other and are not producing food for Japanese tables. Kazumi told me that the Japanese are extremely lacking when it comes to self-sufficiency. They import most of their food and other raw materials. We think of Japan as a beautiful country, ...
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 ...
We had an earliesh breakfast at about 6.45am. We didn't have to be at the station till about 8.30am but Owen said to be there 15 minutes earlier. Anyway, we checked out of this very nice Sheraton Hotel and got to the station by 7.45am. There were a few from the tour already there.
We caught the 8.42am shinkansen to Shin-Yamaguchi arriving there at 9.28am. From there, we caught the steam engine train, the SL Yamaguchi-go, to ...
... to explore the north part of Kyushu (the south island of Japan). These days it is connected to the main island by Shinkansen and tunnel but in the past it was by conventional train and ferry. So there is a very good train museum commemorating this period. I am not whether to pleased or not but we saw a steam engine in immaculate condition the same age as me. I am not in a museum yet.
On the way back we had ...
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