Monday, 19 October 2015

Onwards to Kumamoto

Good Day all

Yes i'm back, i know its been a while since we last spoke, i was still in Nagasaki i had taken a day of rest and also a day with lots of museums, so no pictures. Anyway i'm back and i am in Kumamoto a really nice city so far, Also the way i got here was by bus, the first time i have used the bus system in japan and its cheap so i like it.

So onto Yesterday i took the bus from Nagasaki to Kumamoto which is around 3hrs so when i got here it was pretty late on so i never did anything apart from i met a really nice japanese guy who i spoke to for a good long while then we decided to go to a local onsen, which was the oldest in kumamoto and it was really good there was a sulphur pool aswell which is meant to be good for the skin, then we went onto the beers afterwards, so was a good night.

Then today i woke up pretty early and decided to head out to visit Kumamoto Castle, when i got there which was around 20mins walk from my hostel i thought that this was brilliant as there was nobody at all there, as such i took my time to walk around the grounds to visit everything on the castle grounds, But by the time i got to the main tower... oh the tour groups, so many tour groups. but i delt with the lots of people but taking my time still. i shall not be rushed. Kumamoto castle has been converted into a museum on the inside and around 5 stories tall a beautiful castle all in all.

After the castle i decided to head towards the Former residence of Hosokawa Gyobo, this is a really old House in which you can walk around inside which i found really cool. on my way back from all of this i decided to top in a park to sit, as i have been walking for 5-6 hours so needed rest. and in this park a very nice lady sat near by and offered my a rice cracker that she had made herself, it was really good super tasty, also very out of the blue. and that my friends is my day. so far.

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Oh forgot to mention this place this was a little shopping area with food vendors as well, it looked very old fashioned.

See you all next time