Hotel Welview Kagoshima
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... to leave. Thus, we left trying to show as much appreciation as possible.
As the distances weren't particularly large we decided to walk back to the Ryokan. Although we had ridden bikes all over town earlier in the day, it was now dark and everything looked a bit different. I was pretty sure I could get us back to the hotel but I had enough trepidation to keep me a bit on edge. As we neared the tidal canal that would lead us back to the hotel a young woman was ...
... tatami path to our private room. I wish I had taken a picture of the room because it had an amazing wood carved table. We were then treated with a multi-course menu.
The rest of the time, Hiroko-San proceeded to cook and then cook more for us! She even made a special trip to the meat market to make Kurobuta Shabu Shabu. The Kurobuta pork is the most highly prized pork in Japan and comes from the ancient breed of pig known as ...
... beach was so light I had difficulty even launching my kite (less than 4 knots of wind). There wasn't an enormous amount of room to run with it either so I had to run to the waters edge and then drag the kite back up the beach about 6 times before I got it in the air. Once I got the kite fully inflated and up to the zenith (directly overhead), the wind completely shut down for about 2 minutes and my kite tumbled forward right out of the sky. When this happens, I know its time to go home ...
It was around this point that we noticed Kagoshima was also very dusty, with deposits of black dust piling up along the pavements and roads.
We're going to visit Sakurajima properly tomorrow, but we got some excellent photographs from the port.
At Dolphin Port itself, there was a small festival set up with music and what looked like local dance groups performing on a stage, with a few ...
and hedges of residences and the forested hillsides in the distance.
Unlike some other samurai districts, it is also free of telephone poles and parked cars that would detract from the historic atmosphere.
A group of travelers walk between residences and gardens
Seven gardens attached ...