Saturday, January 6, 2018

On the Move with RV Auckey Dokey in Kyushu.

The week between Xmas and New Year 
saw us cruising the roads in central Kyushu.

Yes, that's right: Countryside.

As part of exploring and promoting 
RVing in Japan.

And because we just like to be On the Move.
Be it with Alishan,
Esther or now with
 Auckey Dokey.

At 3seven77 in Yanagawa, Fukuoka.  
Indeed, we are ready for it.

First stop at Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto.
Top Spot. 
Clean toilets, hotspring and 
nice & cheap restaurants in walking distance.
Like so often in Japan: free parking 

Of course part of the trip was dedicated to birdwatching.
Luxury, it could be done form inside Auckey Dokey.

But we also saw other interesting sights:

This was at our second overnight stop.
Again, free of charge, clean toilets and yes !! in front of a hot-spring.

The only traffic trouble we had was a 15 minute delay due to mountain road construction work.

 We paid an other visit to Takachiho Shrine and of course...

 Takachiho Gorge.
Parking at the gorge is always a problem. 
For sure the size of Auckey Dokey didn't help,
so we parked at Takachiho Shrine and took a pleasant 
 20 minute walk to the gorge.

 3rd Overnight stop was just to the SE of Mt Aso.
Again, yes, free of charge, clean toilets, 
and next door to a hot-spring.

We had a ball of a time, for sure helped by 
**4 days of awesome weather,
**a marvelous RV supplied by 3seven77.
**It was definite off-season and hence very little traffic.
**This part of Kyushu is very isolated, super to explore.

** Great RVing conditions in general as only can be found in Japan.
Clean, safe & full of nature and culture.
We will be back.

Some numbers:
Auckey Dokey drove 450 Km, paid 4000 yen in total for Express Way use, and drank 8000 yen of diesel (included using the heater at night).

See a short YouTuby HERE.


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