The Volcanic Island of Kyushu


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August 5th 2018
Published: August 5th 2018
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Dear All Greetings from the volcanic island of Kyushu. Well, actually, I believe all islands of Japan are very much volcanic, but Kyushu, in the south-western corner of the country, and particularly Beppu, where I’m at now, seems more so than elsewhere. Japan’s most active volcano, Sakurajima, just opposite the city of Kagoshima, in the far south of Kyushu, has been spewing ash ever since 195... Read Full Entry



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Somuri Steakhouse, BeppuSomuri Steakhouse, Beppu
Somuri Steakhouse, Beppu

It really did melt in the mouth
Somuri Steakhouse, BeppuSomuri Steakhouse, Beppu
Somuri Steakhouse, Beppu

Japanese wagyu beef is marbled with soft, melty fat throughout
Somuri Steakhouse, BeppuSomuri Steakhouse, Beppu
Somuri Steakhouse, Beppu

Probably the most expensive meal I've ever had (£46.25 at today's exchange rate). One of the many times I've also been happy that there is no need to leave a tip in Japan...!
Takegawara Onsen, BeppuTakegawara Onsen, Beppu
Takegawara Onsen, Beppu

Me in my sand bath!
Takegawara Onsen, BeppuTakegawara Onsen, Beppu
Takegawara Onsen, Beppu

Very useful Japanese onsen etiquette information (I hadn't known about the "no sitting on the bathtub's edges" until this point!)



5th August 2018

Very nice "hellish" experience! :D
I didn't go down there myself, I wish I had though, perhaps I'll get there next year. :) I did walk across the Kanmon Tunnel though. :)
5th August 2018

A "Hellish" Experience
But you did go to "Hel" in Poland though...! I've very much enjoyed Beppu :) Great to hear you walked the Kanmon tunnel!
6th August 2018

Spoiled for life
Once again you've found a location few travel to. Hot sand bath and premium beef make for an adventure. It sounds like the mats for beds are not that comfortable.
6th August 2018

Japan
Indeed, parts of Japan seem quite pristine in terms of overseas tourism. The hot sand bath, Japanese beef and futon sleeping were all very memorable experiences :)
6th August 2018
Oniishibozu Jigoku, Beppu

Full Japanese Experience
Soothing.
6th August 2018
Oniishibozu Jigoku, Beppu

Soothing
Indeed, very soothing for the traveller's feet!

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