Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Monday, April 25, 2022

Exploring Kyushu, a never ending story, part 14

So much to see.....

Right now it truly is Sakura All Over the Place.
What a sights. What a happiness.
Of course this scenery is in Yanagawa, hometown for our rental campers.

Our customers speaking out.
Showing plenty of satisfaction.
Thank you so much.

Our rental RV Toyota Coaster AUCKLAND at rest and settling in for the night.
Clean and safe restroom @ 1 min walk, hotspring/onsen @ 10 minute.

Just because.
At one of the zillion picturesque rest-stops.
Also good for a stroll in the neighborhood.

Kyushu Road Trip. Plenty of space and scenery.
Picture says it all.

This is " here ", but could be anywhere in camper friendly Nippon.
Don't you agree with the great view from the pilot house?

Yappari Selfie.
Waiting in line for the red light.
Time for some reflection.

Even driving the Expressway should be on your trip-list.
Otherwise you miss out on scenery like this.

Billie Bee Bus and crew had a relaxing sleep at this Michinoeki in Yamaguchi ken.
All ready now to go out and explore the day.

Yappari Holy Mackerel.
Is it true? Tonight's dinner is sashimi?
Yep !!
It's one of the perks when you live in a fishing harbor.

Yappari Tatsukushi Marine Park.
When we were in Shikoku we took this glass-bottom boat ride. Money well spent.
During our own boat travels we have seen many-many awesome coral places. This was a sweet reminder of the underwater beauty out there.

We had a relaxing sleep.
Aren't the road stations awesome? Perfect for a campervan road trip.
But of course : Courtesy manners do apply!

Marijke in Picture Wonderland.



Monday, April 11, 2022

Exploring Kyushu, a never ending story, part 13

We like to share with you 
what we like to do.
Some more Billie Bee On the Move pictures.


Yappari Beppu.
Normal sighting in the city of Beppu.
Nothing to worry, just releasing some steam by Mother Earth.
Come and visit Kyushu.

Yappari Hoarfrost.
Be There !! to experience this frozen dew phenomenon.
Often found in spring at higher altitudes, like here at Mt.Kirisihima in Kagoshima.

Yappari Sakura.
Still thinking about that camper road-trip in Kyushu this spring?

Catching the last rays of winter.
Spring, we are ready for you !
As seen at Ariake Sea.

Round-trip into the Heart of Kyushu.
Those days we campered around with a Toyota Estima.
It was fun, but our Billie Bee Bus has more comfort.

Yappari Camper Paradise.
Truly, Japan is a camper paradise. Not only out in nature, but also at parking areas like this, it's superb.
Manners do apply, like: don't bbq and make trouble to other people.
Btw, isn't that some amazing infrastructure?

Yappari Camper.
Still contemplating what to do for your annual leave?

Thought you would like to know what our backyard looked like ;-) In this case Aso-Kuju National Park.
So...what do you think?

Yappari Snug.
Birdwatching from the inside of the camper bus.
All the more cozy πŸ˜‰

Yappari Capsule Hotel.
Japan is famous for its capsule hotels. But be assured, a stay in one of our campervans is so much more comfortable :-)
Rental camper, way to go.
(Location: Kochi Prefecture, picture by Marijke)

Yappari Plum Blossoms.
It's white and pink all over the place.
Happy colors to lift us out of the winter mood.

Yappari Bamboo η«Ή.
It's not only Kyoto that has beauty (but for sure it has the crowds).
This magic bamboo forest is located in rustic Kagoshima.
Sublime camper country !

Yappari What's-up.

Yappari Road Trip.
It's not always blue skies and sunshine.
But it's definite very comfy to take a camper road trip in Mysterious Shikoku.

Yappari Castles.
Flashback to our trip in Shikoku.
Kochi Castle.
Always rewarding to walk the surroundings of a Japanese castle. These lords knew how to settle regarding of location and architecture.

Yappari Go Rural.
During our camper road trip in Kagoshima, we spotted this unfortunate mailbox. Not doing too well.
Due to the digi-mail virus?
Odaijini – γŠε€§δΊ‹γ« (γŠγ γ„γ˜γ«)
Get better soon, neh.

Yappari Go Rural.
Look what we found next?
A Yellow Mailbox. What a treasure and still on duty :-)

Yappari Go Rural.
By now we have been Out and About (as in traveling the globe) 
for almost 40 years.
Grateful for all the postal services around the world.
Happy to see this JP mailbox reminding us of yesteryears.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Exploring Kyushu, a never ending story, part 12

And the Journey Continues.

Visiting some of the Hell-Hotpools in Beppu, Oita Prefecture, 
should be on your camper road trip.
Plenty of free parking area.
Fun-to-do things like cooking your own meal 
at one of the hot-spring-steaming restaurants.

And then suddenly ..... you spot this temple gem.
Ain't that a pretty location?

Look at that weather: winter sky.
Coffee break at one of the superb rest areas along the Kyushu Expressway.
What a pleasure to be on a road trip with our camper.

Now and then it's time to treat yourself to a lunch meal. High quality and good value to be found.
Who says traveling in Japan is expensive?

On your list for Shikoku should be the Shimanto River.
And see those famous submergible bridges for your self.
Spectacular views are guaranteed.

Shimanto River.

Who prefers to potter in a crammed shower in a campervan when there are soo many magic hot springs and spa's available ?
BTW, this one in Shikoku charged us a whopping Y350 pp.

Magic times exploring the inside of Shikoku.
Where is everybody?

See here one of those treasured locations in Kyushu where you can just sit..... and dream away from all of it.
Suizenji Park in Kumamoto.

Winter scenery.
Perfect season to explore our amazing Onsen Island 



Sunday, March 6, 2022

Exploring Kyushu, a never ending story, part 11


This time in History: 2009.
We were with our sailing yacht Alishan 
on the Kinabatangan River in Borneo, Malaysia
Sweet merry memories.
This year's Christmas will be where?
Anyway, it's the honor of Billie Bee Bus to take us.

Driving along nicely in Kagoshima and suddenly you get this spectacular view.
Time for a picture.
And a coffee.
That's quality time for us.

If your camper road trip takes you to Kumamoto City, 
make sure you'll visit Suizenji Park 
and sit down to enjoy a cuppa O-Cha with this amazing view.

That's what it's all about.
Drive, see and park away from all the hustle and bustle.
(picture by one of our customers)

Wintery Scenery.
You don't want to miss out.

It's cold but this is wintery scenery you'll enjoy.
BTW, all our campers have Webasto FF heaters installed.

This time in History: Mt Unzen, Nagasaki.
Those early mornings, best light there is.

That's all for now.


Friday, February 18, 2022

 Click on the link and see Marijke's amazing pictures about our winter trip to Shikoku