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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 ...
... 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, there were canals by the side of the small streets, filled with the largest and fattest koi that I have ever seen. They must be fed very well. The buildings were old samurai buildings, reminding me slightly of the ones at Takayama, but at ...
... Japanese immigration as tomorrow we will be in South Korea. It's a bit of a line to get through and there are many mumbling sand rumblings but it has to be done! Then we hand over our passports so the South Koreans can authorise us to enter their country for all of 8 hours tomorrow. After some late lunch it's time for a bit of R&R for me, Glenn went to the gym because he just can't sit still. We went to the show which was dancing and singing by the ship's company. ...
... I asked if I'm in the right car and a tour of the trains facilities follows, giving any fare dodges a fighting chance but I'm not that cynical. Much. The hostel has put up a sign saying "typhoo approaches" this offers me no guidance or help. The hostel man offers nothing in the way of help so I take that as "it won't be that bad" despite continuous news footage and the slight panic of other foreigners. I meet some Spanish people and make a plan for tomorrow. Which is a ...
... 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.