Medipolis Ibusuki Tenjunoyakata
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... chewy udons. His favorite! This trip definitely is a nice preview of his Japan study trip when he graduates from Middle School in 3 years. He has genuine interests and a knack with foreign language, always cracks me up!
We had to take a short hike after dinner, just to digest a bit of the sumptuous lunch! The "creek" nearby has become a stream with torrents of muddy water.
Afternoon we had 3 hours free shopping trip at a local mall. ...
... as it joined up to the mainland in the 1914 eruption ( on the east side so it still looks like an island and you need to get a ferry to go to it from Kagoshima). It has 3 main peaks, the main one being Naka-dake at 1060 meters but only the south one (1040 meters) is active. Luckily for me climbing is prohibited!!!!! I was able to take it easy - do a leisurely bus ride to the lookout points and then a bike ride around part of the island. A nice afternoon.
Had a ...
... at the volcano in the bay. The evening was nice. I tried out a Sushi restaurant and spent the meal talking to a friendly old Japanese gentleman in his broken English - far better than my non existent Japanese - while his wife looked on as we drank more beer than was probably good for him. And now I'm back at the hostel about to call it a night but first trying Mitake, which is a brand of Sweet Potato ...
... The Kamikaze program was a useless sacrifice of brave Japanese airmen. War is bad.
We next drove in the still pouring rain to Chiran Gardens. Here one can look at the exteriors of old Japanese Samurai warrior homes. The best feature was going into the beautiful gardens of seven of the homes, as well as walking in the lovely walkways which joined them. The rain, however, literally and figuratively dampened our appreciation. We gulped down a free cup of green tea ...
... emerging from it. The Kamikaze Museum is filled with copies of the last letters the pilots wrote before their fatal missions, headbands they wore, messages from their colleagues, and personal effects. Most of the photos of the pilots show smiling faces, even in photos taken the day before their missions. There were little sticky notes on some of the photos--all in Japanese, some handwritten, some printed. I wonder what they ...
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