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Aso to Kagoshima, a 235 km journey, the longest and at the same time the last bike ride on mainland Japan.
Leaving Aso early in the morning, as soon the sun gave light, I knew to have a long day ahead of me. Temperature of below zero, the ice rubbed of the seat of my bike was prove to that, I did ride down the hill towards Kumamoto.
Leaving the nice scenery of the mountains behind me, I came across hidden roads in some of ...
... people around me, certainly the ones I was sharing the common room with. Eventually, though, one of the birthday party-goers came up and talked to me, making my stay here instantly feel like I was part of a family affair rather than idly whiling away my hours in this hostel. I do not have much experience with hostels, but wonder whether this is a common occurrence. I don’t think it is, and therefore attribute it to the Japanese hospitality and generosity.
When I ...
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 ...
... stop and steamed chestnuts at another.
The train had also stopped at Kareigawa and Osumi-Yokogawa stations, which are over 100 years old. It is amazing how well the timber had lasted. At the second station, they had this incredible piece of artwork. It had been painstakingly made by coloured sticks and on stepping back, it was a picture of the old railway station, a bit like the aboriginal dot paintings.
On the way, ...
... the SL Yamaguchi-go and left Tsuwano by 3.48pm. We got back to Shin-Yamaguchi station by 5.30pm to relieve Takako of her luggage sitting duties. We had to buy some dinner for the train ride to Kagoshima at the southern tip of Kyushu island. There wasn't much around the station as far as food was concerned. Joseph settled for a sandwich and a dessert whereas I had a bento box of rice, salmon, pork pattie, some pickles and a small pork ...