In January we took Esther the RV
for a weekend spin around
Mt Tara in Saga ken, Kyushu.
This part of Japan and especially at this time of the year
it is off-the-beaten-track.
Nice and quiet.
First day was exploring birdlife near the Ariaki Sea, next day was land-inwards.
There are truly zillion of soaking options in Saga ken, so of course we enjoyed a wonderful bath at one of the hot-springs.
Slept a peaceful sleep at the parking lot near a playground park (super clean toilets),
and woke up next morning to a wintery wonderland with snow at the higher altitude roads.
(Both hotspring and parking area are along route 444,
not far from each other).
Typical mountain road...
1 car at a time.
The sudden change in weather made it into a magic scenery.
Esther the RV.
Small, cozy and multi purpose.
The fields across this valley have some tea crops.
So now you know how Iced Tea is grown ;-)
Luff those roof constructions.
Things you see when driving around Saga ken....
...and things you eat in Ureshino, small town famous for its hot springs and.....
Wake me up any time!!
See Marijke's blog for the birding part:
Exploring Kyushu by RV,
Way to Go.