Kirishima Kanko Hotel
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... means there is less than 2 knots of wind. Oh well, it was a beautiful day in a very interesting place nonetheless.
With a bit more hiking and eventually a cab ride, we made it back to our hotel and got cleaned up (I was covered with something that looks and feels like volcanic ash). It didn't take us long to agree on what we were going to eat tonight. Tonkatsu and Shabu-Shabu are the specialties of the region. The where was up for debate with Erika wanting to walk 2.4km to a ...
... t understand whether he meant to keep the towel on in the water or simply shield ourselves when getting in. Being body conscious Brits we went with the former and luckily we were the only ones there. However, there were plenty of boats in the nearby sea! - Ferry back to Kogashima and a trip to the Aquarium. WE ATE: - ekibento on the train - ramen noodles WE LOVED: - Witnessing the volcano erupt as we were about to get the ferry there - cue a very nervous ...
... was so good we had to go in.
The welcome we received was almost overwhelming. One of our guidebooks mentioned that he'd 'never received such a hearty, back-slapping welcome than in Kagoshima,' which we'd not really noted before but it really rung true.
The staff were so friendly and jovial, asking us where we're from and giving us tips about the best places to go in Kagoshima. They also gave us some bandanas to wear and ...
... ash, apparently the biggest danger is landslides as when it mounds up then rains it causes major slides, there are many " dams" and terraced areas to let it flow naturally back into the bay, it must be a bit unnerving living amongst it as I'm not sure how they know what is a normal eruption or if it will be a big event? Anyway after an interesting day, making it back on the train and dinner back in Kumamoto it was time to pack up for my next stop at ...
A lot of the slower trains (or local trains) often mean a couple of transfers on route, and it is a pain to have to go up and down stairs with the backpacks, although most stations do have elevators.
To date, we have found any bus trip longer than three hours has a comfort stop within two hours. The bus often stops where there is food available, as well as the lovely heated-seat loos.
Once you get the hang of how to buy the bus tickets, and ...