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... It is close to the port from were I will take tonight the ferry to Okinawa.
This will be a 25 hour trip, after which I will soon after meet my wife Elisabeth again, who will fly in from Australia!
Well, next time you may hear from both of us from the lovely Island Okinawa, a place I lived with my family for four years, a place with many nice memories, nice to be there again and see what changed in the last fifteen ...
Just Japan now, off the beaten track, the best way to see it, with a guided and a small group of 11. Starting with Kyoto, an ancient capital off to beautiful towns offering lovely warm baths, even a fish spa! And the water just flows constantly through.
The fish nibble away at your feet, it's a lot of fun. Some peoples legs are black with baby coi, other people ...
... with a cloth cushioning as were the decor. The next carriage must have been first class as it looked more plush than ours. Some of the tour members managed to score those seats.
We stopped at several stations where the locals had put out stalls selling various local food or handiwork. The train only stayed for 5 to 8 minutes, so that was the only time they had to sell their produce. I ended up buying some vegetable tempura ...
... they were really poor quality anyway. We may consider buying a yukata (Japanese PJs) at our last stop at Sapporo.
Breakfast will be at 7.30am tomorrow. The weather forecast is for rain, possibly due to Typhoon Phanfone drifting off the southern coast of Japan. So far, we haven't experienced much in bad weather. It has been seriously hot and humid. We are scheduled to go on to four different trains tomorrow
Hiroshima, Kagoshima Hakata
Only one night in Hiroshima at a hotel right near the station The Sheraton a fabulous hotel very western and big rooms.
Our first stop was a walk thru the Peace Park which everyone should do including the politicians. Leith and I have done it twice so we went by ourselves to the Shukkeien Gardens.