Over 1,5 years in Japan! Time for another video. Some scenes are already from last year, so I hope you don’t mind o.O!
I just recognized, I don’t show Tokyo any more…. So next video should be more about Tokyo I guess 🙂
Tokyo, Shibuya // Okinawa, Ishigaki // Nikko, MTB // Niseko, Skiing // Shimoda, MTB // Mt Yufu, Hiking // Kyushu, Waterfall
In march we already travelled to Kyushu. Unluckily it was raining almost all of the time. So we decided: let’s try again this Obon week (Summer holiday in Japan)
Reasons? Even with rain Kyushu was beautiful and we wanted to spend some more time outside of the van, as well we wanted to check out another Camper van in Fukuoka (VW – yeahhh!), to add to our “collection”.
We started our trip by driving to Lake Biwa, close to Kyoto, Japan’ largest freshwater lake. Around Moriyama, there are some nice, stony beaches with barbecue areas, where you can spend your day.
After spending a night on a hidden parking area close to the Okayama port (not a good idea – because I got noisy due to the fisher boats at 5:00), we travelled one day to Naoshima island, to visit the Art projects. If you are somehow interested in Art I would recommend to go there! We brought our own bikes, but you can also rent bikes at the port and do the whole tour of roughly 14km by bike.
And Naoshima Bath house (I♥湯) looks a little bit weird, but Is a nice contrast to other typical Japanese onsen.
Golden week – Time for Holiday! By Ferry we went to Kyushu, Kagoshima. Weather should be really nice… But once again the rain is traveling with us. But anyway, we had a nice time on our road trip trough Kyushu.
As almost whole japan, Kyushu area as well, is easy to reach by train. But you should be aware, that you will always travel with the crowd! Kyushu has a lot of nice, lonely and hidden placed, much easier to reach by car. That is why we got stucked in the south, where we started our trip. One week is just not enough to take the round trip. AT the southern end of Kushu, we found nice waterfalls and hiking spots, where we could stay easily on the parking area with our camper van. So we started close to Miyazaki and drove with several stops to Kagoshima and further to Nagasaki.
Some highlights we passed on the way: Hanza River, Minami Kyushu Coast, Mt. Aso Area, Oyama Onsen, Mini Island close to Ibusuki, Takachiho Gorge, Futatsu shrine, Lake Ikeda, Kamikawa Otaki Park & waterfall….