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  • Day18

    Tag 17 Kagoshima

    April 27, 2018 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Der Vulkan hatte gestern solche Freude über unsere Ankunft, dass er gleich explodieren musste und uns reichlich mit Asche beschenkte. Wo ihr mit dem Blütenstaub zu kämpfen habt, haben wir es mit der Asche zu tun😉. Selbst im Mund spürt man die Asche, da die Zähne richtig knirschen. Auf den Autos sah man das Ausmass auch gut. Ganz eindeutig sieht man es auf dem Foto wo ein Mann den Rasen mäht. Morgen ist eine Wanderung zum Vulkan angesagt. Mal schauen ob er uns mit der Asche verschont. An alle Mamis und Gottis... keine Angst. Ist absolut üblich und gewöhnlich hier😊Read more

  • Day17

    18 Tag Kagoshima

    April 28, 2018 in Japan ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    Heute haben wir einen Ausflug auf die andere Insel gemacht. Es war sehr cool. Es war ein sehr schöner Weg, und es gab auch coole Tiere, wie zum Beispiel diesen Vogel auf dem Foto. Ab und zu hatte der Vulkan auch sein Ausraster
    🌋🤯. Und am Abend sahen wir noch eine Show. Die war sehr cool aber wir haben leider keine Fotos (schade). Und Delfine haben wir auch gesehen von denen ich ein Video schicke

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  • Day19

    Tag 18 Kagoshima

    April 28, 2018 in Japan ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    Nachdem wir am Morgen unser Bettenlager aufgeräumt haben, erwartete uns der Vulkan Sakurajima in seiner vollen Pracht vor unserem Fenster 😍. Wir machten uns auf den Weg und umwanderten den Vulkan. Nun sind wir müde zu Hause und werden bald unser Raum in ein Schlaflager umwandeln. Natürlich erst, nachden wir es als Wohnzimmer und Küche genutzt haben😂.
    Bitte geniesst für uns die feinen Erdebeeren, Aprikosen, Wassermelonen und Bratwürste (Wunsch von Patrik). Das ist hier alles einfach unbezahlbar und wir würden jetzt viel dafür geben in diesen Genuss zu kommen.
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  • Day16

    17 Tag Kagoshima

    April 27, 2018 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Heute waren wir viel unterwegs. Auf dem weg zu einem Park sahen wir ein interessantes Cafe. Es war sehr cool und man hatte einen schönen Ausblick. Danach ging es weiter. Diesmal wirklich in den Park. Wir machten eine harte Wandertour, aber es war trozdem lustig, weil mein Papa wiedermal den Clown gemacht hat. Als wir oben ankamen, hatten wir einen tollen Ausblick auf den Vulkan (der gestern ausgebrochen ist🤮).

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  • Day72

    Yakushima Island

    May 21 in Japan ⋅ 🌬 15 °C

    The forests on Yakushima island are said to have been the inspiration for (my favourite) one of Hayao Miyazaki’s anime movies “Princess Mononoke”. That and the fact that there’s great hiking on this small island fixed the idea of taking the rather long journey south firmly in my head. Since the trip was my idea, planning it was on my court as well. Hence, not a lot of planning went into it. (Jo says: what a lie! Tom read about 10 blog posts about where to go and what to do)

    Yakushima is a 25km diameter island south of Kyushu which can be reached in 2 hours via Jetfoil ferry. We chose the date of the ferry based on the weather forecast on a Tuesday. And boy, was that a good idea. On the train down south we heard the news that 300 hikers had to be rescued from the mountain trails due to torrential rain falls over the weekend. While tragic for the hikers (noone was injured) this event set the scene for a truely unique experience for us.

    Our plan was to go on a three day hike staying in remote and free mountain huts. We were going to rent a cooker and sleeping mats in town, everything else was packed in our backpacks. However, after the lady in the information ascertained us that the main trail to the mountain is closed due to the heavy rain fall, we decided to take the earlier bus instead of renting the equipment first and just do a short walk. So we thought.

    After about an hour of walking we were told that all the trails are in fact open. So what do you do. Stick to the plan and look for a hostel in town or just go for it and figure out how to turn Udon noodles into food without a cooker later? Exactly, uncooked Udon it is if it means an awesome hike like this one.

    The false information dished out in the town center meant we were walking on a normally super busy trail through a magical japanese forest by ourselves!! I think the photos speak for themselves.

    Food-wise, luck was on our side in the end as well. A group of four senior hikers joined us in the small shelter and graciously shared their cooker with us after a bit of chit chat.

    After a fairly short night we got up with the rest of the group at 3:30am and made our way towards the summit of Mt Myanoura. 2 hours later we appreciated an unobscured 360 degree view from 1936m above sea level. A brief 6 hour stroll later we were back at the bus stop happily avoiding another night on a wooden floor and actually uncooked noodles and headed for Myanoura town. (Jo says: Luckily, the local hostel still had two beds available. And a Japanese bath tub to rejuvenate our tired legs. ) The island not only offers prestine hiking but also amazing natural Onsen (hot springs) on the rocky beach which we enjoyed on our last day.

    Stats (approx)
    Total elevation gain 1300m
    Cumulative elevation gain: 1900m
    Total time: 13h

    Jo says: Three days of sunshine on an island where according to a local “it rains 35days a month”. In German I’d say: “vom Glück geküsst”. Thankful for how lucky we are!
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  • Day15

    16 Tag Naoshima/Kagoshima

    April 26, 2018 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Heute habe ich eigentlich nicht viel gemacht. Ich habe nur meine neuen Aufträge bekommen und am Banhof fand ich sogar noch ein sehr spezielles Fanta. Diesmal war es lecker.


  • Day9

    Mt Sakurajima and Kagoshima

    April 17 in Japan ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    A somewhat lackadaisical start to the day - we had to wait to be called for Japanese immigration but we were group 10. We waited for the best part of an hour after docking and they were only at group 5 - so we thought 'sod it' and headed out anyway.

    We got the ship's shuttle bus into town from where we bolted for the Sakurajima ferry. Sakurajima is an active volcano on almost it's own island in the bay of Kagoshima, although cloud was so low today it was difficult to distinguish that from the smoke. The island's sightseeing bus was just across the road from the port and toured up to the highest viewing point through windy country roads. The sightseeing route was pleasant enough from the bus but with low cloud and a bus only every half hour, we decided to stay on for the whole route and enjoy the scenery.

    The Sakurajima visitors centre had lots of interesting information about the volcano and also monitors current volcanic activity. The last major eruption was 1914 when the flow actually joined the volcano to the peninsula. This year, there has been 58 eruptions, of which 33 were 'explosive eruptions'. The resulting fertility of the soil apparently makes Sakurajima famous for its production of giant radishes, the biggest weighing in at 31kg with a model provides in case you needed one!

    Heading out the back of the centre and aiming for the lava trail, we came across a public foot bath and had to have a go - shoes off, socks off, feet in, feet immediately out followed by lots of swearing and laughing at the immense heat! It took us a good five minutes to be able to keep our feet in, to the amusement of the locals. When we eventually got our, we had beautiful bright pink shins - akin to a third degree scald!

    Briefly afterwards we took a jaunt along the lava trail, looking at the huge lava rocks left from previous eruptions and looking over the bay to Kagoshima before returning on the ferry to the city itself.

    Here, we took just a brief shopping trip in the downtown area. We were heading initially for the Meiji Restoration Museum but time got the better of us.

    Our final day at sea tomorrow before we dock in Yokohama on Friday. A final day of relaxing!
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  • Day43

    שמפו משרף דקלים

    September 13, 2016 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    אז אני לן במקום שקורא לעצמו Green Guesthouse.
    חשבתי שזה סתם שם, אבל מתברר שבמקלחות יש רק שמפו שעשוי משרף דקלים ומים.
    באופן מפתיע, זה עושה את העבודה.

  • Day43

    מקדש שינטו לזכר... חתולים

    September 13, 2016 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    מקדש שנבנה לזכר החתולים האהובים של הסמוראים שבאו איתם למסעות בספינות ולא חזרו.
    לא עובד עליכם.
    זה מקדש שינטו לחתולים.

  • Day42

    בסיס בתוך ההר

    September 12, 2016 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    אז מתברר שהיה פעם בסיס צבאי ממש בתוך ההר. הבסיס עצמו כבר, מן הסתם, לא בשימוש. זו אחת הכניסות לבסיס.

    זה די מגניב, כי באחת האנימות שראיתי גם היה בסיס צבאי בתוך ההר הזה. חשבתי שזה בדיוני, אבל מתברר שזה יותר נאמן למציאות משחשבתי.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Kagoshima-ken, Kagoshima, 鹿児島県, 가고시마 현

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