Kirishima Kanko Hotel
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... determined to reach my booked hostel. The fitted lights on my bike were good enough, to see the roads up and down the mountains.
Once upon a time, I run a marathon in three to three and a half hours, I run one hundred kilometres in ten hours, which I thought was my limit!
Not anymore, 15 hours it took, until I finally checked into my hostel, the masochistic feeling gave very soon place to a very satisfying one, which makes ...
... for a place to stay the previous night I got a reply from someone in Kagoshima who couldn’t put me up this night, but would be happy to put me up tomorrow. As I had to crash here anyway, I asked her if her offer still stood for tomorrow, to which she replied yes!
Having sorted out my sleeping arrangement for the next few days eased my mind some, allowing me to doze off without any trouble, although I’m guessing having a bit too much alcohol in my system didn’t hurt that ...
... t seem to fancy.
We felt very privileged and were treated very well in the ryokans, I'll miss Japan.
We also enjoyed the 7 samurai home village, with bonsai and the intriguing kanakasi airplane fighters museum with photos of all of them. They looked so young and an old man giving a talk about it, still a lot of interest, after all these decades. No photos allowed.
... 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 ...