Travel Blogs from Kagoshima
... Kagoshima in the evening. No museums or temples though as they were all closed.
Day 2 in Kagoshima and it was an early morning bus to Chiran - about 40 km south of Kagoshima. This town is known for its collection of restored samurai houses, tea (green of course) and the Kamikaze Peace museum.
It was Chiran's airbase that was the point of departure for most of the kamikaze flights in WWII. They call them "tokko", not kamikaze, although interestingly the ...
The reason I came to Kagoshima was because it was described as laid back. Also there's an active volcano in the bay. I spend most of the day here I had walking. First I checked out the Senganen-en Gardens. The highlight here for me was the walk up the hill at the back. Then I headed back into town and made my way up Shiroyama Park which overlooks the city. After that it was down to the harbour for a beer while ...
... completed by an Australian couple with whom we had eaten previously. On that occasion, the eight of us at that time had the the most stimulating table conversation of the entire voyage. Tonight’s discussion ranked second to that evening’s. We have immensely enjoyed meeting and talking with a wide variety of people on this cruise.
We finished the night with a Showroom “Variety” performance by the comedian and pianist/violinist we had enjoyed ...
... a story about how the pilots were cheerful on the outside, but the night watchman noticed that, on the night before their missions, some of the pilots would pull their blankets over their heads and cry, and when the girls from the local school came to tidy up the pilots' huts, they noticed that the pillows where the pilots who had gone out that day were wet with tears.
How does it feel to lose a war and to realize that ...
... moments to walk around town and get feel for the place.
I must say there are tons of eateries here i'm quite impressed. It is really quite well developed a lot of arcades, and a massive train station. Tomorrow i am using my last train pass for a final long local train ride in ...
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