After a blissful early morning soak in one of the three private onsens at the Ryokan Yuko san and I went for a walk along the waterfront and came across a man harvesting salt from the bay. Loved the use of an old twin washer/ drier to spin off the excess water. We both came away with a fresh bag of Izu Peninsular salt that will last us for at least a year. Sea water is pumped into a large […]
Yuko & Shunzo Ura picked us up from the Mishima Station after another great trip on another one of Japan’s shinkansens. First stop after a fabulous drive through mountain passes was Puratto Park Rest Stop for a good lunch and then onto Toi on the Izu Peninsular to the Yagisawaso Ryokan. We got a great view of Mt Fuji in the evening.
Sakura-jima is one of the worlds most active volcanos. Located in Kagoshima Bay 8km west of Kagoshima City, population of half a million people. Sakura-jima has been erupting constantly since the 8th century While we were there it erupted frequently with steam of plumes of ash. Quite spectacular. We were to take the train to Kagoshima station to catch the ferry to the Island but missed our stop and ended up at Ryugamizu Station – in the middle of nowhere. […]
I am lucky again to be in Kyoto when the Kyoto Saga University of Arts their annual graduation exhibtion, “Saga Arts”. It was again held at the Kyoto Municipal Art Museum. Here are some pictures taken today. Sorry can’t tell you anything about them as it was all in Japanese (and surprise I still can’t read Japanese) Just enjoy the images.