Kagoshima Plaza Hotel Tenmonkan
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I arrived in Kagoshima, and had a pleasant walk from the train station to the area where my hotel is located. I had been warned by a tripadvisor.com review that the hotel has a narrow street frontage and is easy to pass by and miss. Then my difficulties began--I realized that every map I had showed south at the top, and that I …
... t think windsurfing was legal on the big crater lake near the top of the volcano and that nobody he knew of rented windsurfing equipment on the beach near Chiringashima.
With that slight disappointment I inquired whether there might be bikes for rent here at the Ryokan. Oyama-san said not here at the hotel but that there are e-bikes to rent right at the train station. Well, my plan of course was to bike around the beach area and try to find a windsurfer, SUP, ...
... the world!!! Hiroko-san was very nervous about how Miki would react. However, when she did, Miki was certainly shocked but she took it very well. Which is a wonderful reminder that sometimes we worry too much about how someone may react to finding out about things and oftentimes - yes, not always - it all works out for the better.
So finally back to this trip. We left Kagoshima and took the train to Yamakawa station where we were going ...
... ready pretty quickly to check things out. After about a 5 minute train ride and a 40 minute hike we arrived at Iso Swim Beach. There was almost no wind on the beach but a wind line was approaching and it looked like it might be possible in a few minutes to kiteboard. The sea here is impressive and in the middle of Kagoshima bay is a giant smoking active volcano! Yeah, no kidding, this thing is discharging ash probably as I type! We caught a few pretty good pictures of the bay and ...
25th April 2015
In the morning we briefly met the couple that owned our hostel in Nagasaki. Typically this was just as we were leaving so we didn't have time to chat to them properly, but they seemed like a fun couple.
They'd been on a short break to Tokyo to see Paul McCartney perform, and had also been to the Studio Ghibli museum. The husband certainly looked the part – very tall and skinny and looking very chilled ...