Category: Japan

ON THE ROAD AGAIN – DAY 31


HIKING THROUGH YAKUSHIMA’S CEDAR FORESTS Yakushima is famous for its lush vegetation, precipitous mountains, waterfalls, temperate rainforests, and ancient cedar trees. Today we got to experience a little of each of these things with a visit to Shiratani Unsuikyo, or “Rain-cloud Valley”.     As glorious as the […]

Sakurajima, kogoshima

ON THE ROAD AGAIN – DAY 28


KICKING UP CLOUDS OF ASH ON SAKURAJIMA We were so entranced by Sakurajima,, the active volcano just 2km across the bay from Kagoshima, that we decided to spend today getting better acquainted with this noisy mountain. It was awe-inspiring, getting close to such an incredible force of nature. […]