Ibusuki Bay Terrace Hotel & Spa
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... get the idea, I thank him and walk off. A while later he taps me I eh shoulder. To be fair I'm ready to stab him with my nearly acquired umbrella. He offers me a lift. Hmm. What to do. He seems harmless enough and I do have my umbrella, I'm also twice the size of him. I've heard this sort of thing is common so I agree. His car is like mine. Full of rubbish. 10 minutes later we "chatted" about places and he pulls up at the aquarium, I don't really want to go here but it's ...
... chewy udons. His favorite! This trip definitely is a nice preview of his Japan study trip when he graduates from Middle School in 3 years. He has genuine interests and a knack with foreign language, always cracks me up!
We had to take a short hike after dinner, just to digest a bit of the sumptuous lunch! The "creek" nearby has become a stream with torrents of muddy water.
Afternoon we had 3 hours free shopping trip at a local mall. ...
... as it joined up to the mainland in the 1914 eruption ( on the east side so it still looks like an island and you need to get a ferry to go to it from Kagoshima). It has 3 main peaks, the main one being Naka-dake at 1060 meters but only the south one (1040 meters) is active. Luckily for me climbing is prohibited!!!!! I was able to take it easy - do a leisurely bus ride to the lookout points and then a bike ride around part of the island. A nice afternoon.
Had a ...
... at the volcano in the bay. The evening was nice. I tried out a Sushi restaurant and spent the meal talking to a friendly old Japanese gentleman in his broken English - far better than my non existent Japanese - while his wife looked on as we drank more beer than was probably good for him. And now I'm back at the hostel about to call it a night but first trying Mitake, which is a brand of Sweet Potato ...
... The Kamikaze program was a useless sacrifice of brave Japanese airmen. War is bad.
We next drove in the still pouring rain to Chiran Gardens. Here one can look at the exteriors of old Japanese Samurai warrior homes. The best feature was going into the beautiful gardens of seven of the homes, as well as walking in the lovely walkways which joined them. The rain, however, literally and figuratively dampened our appreciation. We gulped down a free cup of green tea ...
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