Hotel Taiyo Palace Annex
Travel Blogs from Satsumasendai
... behind. I don't know how many times to have come to altitudes of more then one thousand meters or more, to get down again to sea level again.
For a while it was summerly warm again, jumpers and trousers could be stowed into the bags again, towards the night and specially up in the heights, the cold came back and so the jumpers.
Well, regardless of all that, my mind was focused to reach Kagoshima, my legs did not mind and I ...
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 ...
... are 5 Johns in this tour group, so it gets a bit confusing) had lunch at the small noodle place in the station. It was that small that I had missed it completely. The udon noodles there were delicious, maybe because we were starving by that stage. There was a roasted chestnut place across the road so I darted off to buy some. Not as large and not as tasty as the ones at the roadside diner that Shigeki took us to.
We were back ...
Next day (Sunday) we had the restored steam train #58654 from Kumamoto to Hitoyshi then
SL Hitoyoshi from Hitoyoshi to Yoshimatsu
through rural Japan stopping 2-3 times at lovely wooden 100 yr old stations. Some stations had food available such as Nashi pears and tempura vegetables
Unfortunately the day was wet, light rain fell nearly all day, the tail end of a ...