Onsen Hotel Nakahara Besso
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... or dingy but Erika got super excited when he mentioned the word e-bike. We had rented a couple of bikes in Harlingen, Holland last summer and Erika was super stoked that her e-bike rental allowed her to keep up with me easily. Of course on this particular day all they had to rent were e-bikes so she wasn't going to get the advantage of battery assist while I used a traditional manual bike. We rented these 2 e-bikes for 4 hours and took off on a ride. It didn't take us long ...
... picked up. I didn't know who was going to be there. I thought it was likely going to be Hiroko-san only but all three of them were there!!! Hiroko-san, my father and my sister, Miki!!!! It was such a wonderful surprise and they all met the big Gaijin (foreigner) Brian.
From the very beginning they made us feel so welcome. I had mentioned that Brian really liked soba and they took us to the restaurant where they make the soba on site. ...
Unfortunately the wind was too light to actually pull me up on a board in the water but I thought I might as well connect up my lines and fly my kite on the beach to dry it out (this takes a whole lot less wind). At any rate, I put my big 15m kite away a little damp over a week ago at Ichinomiya Beach near Tokyo and I haven't had a sunny day or lots of space in abundance until today. It definitely seemed like I should use this sunny, not very windy day to my advantage. The wind ...
... dressing-gown-kimono and circle-lens glasses!
After saying our goodbyes, and finding Chris a shiny new pair of sunglasses in Nagasaki station, we got back on the train again (our second set of rail passes started today so we can afford to make long, inefficient journeys again, yay!) and headed for Kagoshima, at the southern tip of Kyushu.
The local Limited Express trains in Kyushu are a bit ...
and hedges of residences and the forested hillsides in the distance.
Unlike some other samurai districts, it is also free of telephone poles and parked cars that would detract from the historic atmosphere.
A group of travelers walk between residences and gardens
Seven gardens attached ...