Japan, May 2014: Day Fourteen

27th May 2014

Chilling out before heading into town for some dinner; our first impressions of Kagoshima have been exceeded on further exploration. I woke at 5am to catch the sun rise from behind the volcano and I can’t wait to see the photos on something bigger than my phone! We eventually got up about 9:00 (nothing opens much before 11:00 anyway) and hopped on a streetcar from the station opposite our hotel….

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Photo: Sakurajima, Kagoshima

26th May 2014

It looks like a scene from Lord of the Rings, a smoking Mount Doom with the Eye of Sauron looking on; obviously this isn’t LOTR or indeed some CGI image of Middle Earth. There’s no Photoshop or fancy exposure techniques involved here – the hardest part of taking this photo was getting my ass out of bed at 04:30 to see the sunrise. I’m sure many people could do a…

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Japan, May 2014: Day Thirteen

26th May 2014

We were sad to end our stay in Takayama, but after a couple of days we’d kinda seen all there was to see and whilst being waited on hand and foot may be for some, we were looking forward to becoming independent again Leaving the mountain town behind, we were heading as far south as the Shinkansen will take us. Once at Nagoya, we took the short trip to Osaka…

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