Hi! Let's start with continuation from day 17.
I arrived in Shimabara and cycled towards Nagasaki city. When there was only 16 km left, I thought I was almost there. But starting from there, it was uphill all the way. About 2 km away from the city, it became downhill, but I had to hold mmy breaks all the time..
In Nagasaki, I went to Nagasaki station, because usually netcafe's and bicycle parking are near the station. To my surprise, there was no bicycle parking, and no netcafes. Nagasaki is apparently bit diffrent from other cities in Japan, especially when it comes to bicycles..
Anyways, I just parked my bicycle in front of the netcafe I finally found and had some rest. The next day I went for some sightseeing. The old and new china town. It was raining heavily, so I decided to stay one day more, to climb a nearby mountain, Inasa. So I did, climbed the mountain and stayed one more night in Nagasaki. and yesterday, I left Nagasaki to go back to Kumamoto and onward. on the way I thought I'd go to Unzen, which seemed to be famous for some reason. There were some amazing hot springs there, you could see the steam and smell the sulphur.
There was a risk of being late for the ferry, so I decided to stay at some hotel on the top of the mountain, even though I knew it would be bit expensive.. 6000 yen with Japanese breakfast. and that was cheapest, and most hotels didnt even have rooms for only one person.
Last, I'll give you some pictures.
Eggs boiled in the hot spring.
Now, I'll continue my trip to Kumamoto, and from there towards Shikoku! Bye!
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I spend splendid two days in Kumamoto, mostly thanks to my friend.
We went to Suizenji park on the day arrived
After that we went to Kumamoto castle
The picture actually taken by my friend few weeks before though.
Here are two pics I took later on day 15: a crab in the middle of the road(it started escaping really fast when i took the photo)
and some really weird car
Next time I'll post from Nagasaki, I hope!
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On day 13, I decided to stay one more night in Fukuoka, because my friend send me a message that we could go eat somewhere that evening. So we went and it was fun!
Then yesterday, I left Fukuoka. I first thought I would go Saga.. But then I thought that I could make it all the way to Kumamoto, about 100km or so. Well, I maybe could have managed.. But the weather wouldn't agree. The head wind was really strong and it was raining..
So, about 40km before Kumamoto, I went to a local supermarket, to change o some dry clothes and get something to eat. The shop owners(I guess)
were really nice, I got hot cancoffee for free, and they told me that if I wanted to go, there is an Onsen(hot spring) nearby,
which is open until morning.
I made my way to the Onsen
Bathed well and slept in the hall and used the massage chair a lot. Then 7:30 am, the cleaning started, and I went to the entrance to wait for the rain to stop. Here some pictures I took while waiting: a rabbit. There were a lot of them.
And just some scenery with the very low rain clouds..
The rain should stop around midday.. so about 3 hours to wait. See you!
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I've been in Fukuoka for few days now.. I'll just leave these here for now:
Nice big hotel room for just 3200 yen:
Some "old weapons shop" window
Famous dish of Fukuoka: Motsunabe
Picture with the the customers and owner of the motsunabe restaurant, I'll tell you later more about it maybe
That's all now, See ya!
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Hi, I'm in coin laundry again.
On day 8, I travelled forward and reached Ube. Here's pictures I took on the way to Ube:
And this is the netcafe I stayed at Ube
On day 9 I went on and finally reached Shimonoseki, city where the passage to Kyuushuu is.I could see Kyuushuu on the way
Then, I found the tunnel. It costs 20 yens to go through by bicycle... kinda funny. Anyways, I went down by elevator, and saw this
The tunnel to Kyuushuu! In the middle, there was border of Fukuoka and Yamaguchi prefectures. So I took my first steps in Kyuushuu in the bottom of the sea...
Last two pictures from Kitakyuushuu. The sun was actually hot red but my camera sucks..
Now I'll continue to Fukuoka!
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