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Complete darkness turns into twilight as I open my eyes due to the shouting alarm clock next to my face. I roll around a bit and tell myself I need to get up, else I'll fall asleep again. I don’t think anyone will have any difficulty imagining what that’s like, so I won’t bother with an amusing simile.
I try to deftly grab my toiletries but fail, instead tapping the bag holding said toiletries with my hands as if I’m playing hacky sack, almost falling ...
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 ...
... relic of the past.
We spent about 2.5 hours at Tsuwano but honestly, we could have stayed here for much longer. It was a rush just trying to get to the Taikodani Inari Shrine, which is one of the five greatest Inari shrines. We had to go through several tunnels of tori gates before reaching the shrine, up the hill. It was well worth the effort.
Along the way, ...
... spotted deer lying on the beach against the warm sea wall.
The deers were a bit of menace since they were very keen on one's ice cream or other food. My stick came in handy to shoo them away.
We celebrated Leith's birthday in style that night. Owen had organized a group meal at a Okonomiyaki restaurant for the 30 of us. This style is where a ...
... 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 ...