Sunday, July 24, 2022

Exploring Kyushu, a never ending story, part 16

Lost but Not.

This shows such a good example of what you can expect 
when you Go Rural Kyushu @ your camper road trip.
Just park and take a walk.

Birdwatching at Mt Kagamiyama Park.
Did you see that one just fly over?
Btw, this is Karatsu Bay as seen from the look-out deck. 

Nice place to visit.

Yappari 13 Meter.
As you may or mayn't know, 
we live on board of sailing yacht Alishan, Taswell 43 (13 meters length).
The other day Alishan had 13 meters of Toyota Coaster for company.
Pretty 3some.

Also know as drying fish, done on a sunny day.
Scenery at a rural fishing village.
The beauty of a camper road trip.

Our Toyota Coaster rental camper.
A little longer but a lot less high.
Perfect size for exploring Kyushu and beyond.

Yappari Pink.
In a few weeks time, the Heart of Kyushu will turn pink.
If you are into hiking and staying in a campervan, this is the magical combo as it allows you be Up and There early-early in the morning.

Yappari Sunset.
This is the kind of sunset-scenery you can expect to encounter 
during your Kyushu trip.
Camper rental, way to go.
Picture @ Marijke


Sunday, July 17, 2022

Exploring Kyushu, a never ending story, part 15

Yappari Spirited Away.

Today's scenery came straight from the anime movie.
An enjoyable hike.

Yappari Onsen.
Definitely we can recommend this place.
Great hot-spring annex DIY Jigokumushi steam cooking.
Nearby some great hiking and sightseeing. Fun times guaranteed.
Houreinoyu in Kumamoto.

Yappari Jigokumushi .
Steam cooking a nice meal.
Great fun and... so tasty.
Our favorites: Shrimp, egg, sweet potato and loads of veggies (all byo).
Houreinoyu in Kumamoto.

Yappari Land's End.
You can't drive any further west on mainland Japan.
Billie Bee had to be there :-)
Miyanoura on Hirado.

Yappari Pond Mirror.
All so near, all so far.
Plan for today?
Hike that peak, the view at the top must be awesome.
Come along?

Can't get any better.
Hike to that peak and a take well deserved bath afterwards.

For sure the more interesting places to explore are in the " off the beaten path " areas.
Like here in rural Saga Prefecture.
How to get there?
Well, by campervan. No schedule, no stress.
Way to go.

Yappari Totoro.
Billie Bee camper Bus really wanted to have his picture taken together with TOTORO chan.
Both are kind-of cute, don't you agree?
Oops. We got a wee bit lost ;-) but it's somewhere in Kumamoto Prefecture.

Yappari Wishes.
Well wishes can always be found at shrines.
So pleasing to see this tradition to continue.

Yappari Forest Bathing.
For your camper road trip, make sure you add a stroll in one of the National Parks in Kyushu.
Ahhh, so refreshing.

Yappari Rest Stop.
Our Toyota Coaster camper is here seen at rest at one of the many very convenient stops in Kyushu.
At the upper part of the Kuma River in Kagoshima Prefecture. Recommended camper country to visit.

Yappari Fresh Air.
Need some fresh air?

Yappari Koinobori.
Fly a Fish.
This time of the year " the sky " is full of them.
Scenery as seen in Saga Prefecture.

Yappari Narita Airport.
Oh yes, we do One Way Rentals.
What a way to go. And see it all.
Like for this customer who started at Narita, 
then drove all over Japan and finished the camper trip in Fukuoka.

Yappari Torii.
Just after sunset. Speechless.
Picture by Marijke.

It's fun going off the beaten path. But then suddenly ......

Ahhh, that's really too narrow to take the campervan.
So park outside the village and go for a stroll.
Enjoy " still old Japan ".
You'll luff it.


Flashback to the Good Times
 we had when we were cruising around with our sailboat Jan Haring 
at the San Blas Islands, Panama.
1985 !!