Marine Palace Kagoshima
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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 ...
... road shouldn’t be a 6 hour trip during at least heavy rain, maybe a bit of typhoon.
A cheaper and easier option would be to find a hostel for one night and then see what I do tomorrow. Still at the desk, I request the onna no hito to direct me towards Kagoshima’s cheapest establishment, at the same time getting in touch with the host I had planned for that night to tell him of my change in plans.
I walked to the hostel, checked in, threw my stuff down, ...
... 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.
We had an earliesh breakfast at about 6.45am. We didn't have to be at the station till about 8.30am but Owen said to be there 15 minutes earlier. Anyway, we checked out of this very nice Sheraton Hotel and got to the station by 7.45am. There were a few from the tour already there.
We caught the 8.42am shinkansen to Shin-Yamaguchi arriving there at 9.28am. From there, we caught the steam engine train, the SL Yamaguchi-go, to ...
... set out about 1620AD by the Lord of the area. They only occupy about 40000 sq ft but have everything, water complete with little islands, the arch bridge, and little miniature moutains, everything so compact. We had a lovely lunch there in the sun. The gardens were heavily damaged after the atomic bomb but have now been completely restored.
Then back on the tram down to the Miyajima ferry terminal. It is ...