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The Planning

Like all good adventures, it started with blue sky dreaming. We were finishing up our travels around Australia and were planning on heading back to Japan for another…

Day 75: Ferry to Hokkaido

This is it, the last leg of the journey. Tomorrow we will be back in Hokkaido. We boarded the ferry just before midnight, and learning from past experience…

tottori sand dune

Day 74: Tottori City (Tottori) – Maizuru (Kyoto) 177km

  It was still stormy when we woke up; it was nice to listen to the ocean last night, felt very nostalgic… It was going to be our…

izumo taisha

Day 73: Hagi (Yamaguchi) – Izumo Taisha – Tottori City (Tottori) 330km

Another day where there may have been lots of things to see and do, but we were fast running out of time (and had already run out of…

beppu

Day 72: Yufuin (Oita) – Hagi (Yamaguchi) 236km

Another chilly night in the van that required us to wear a little more clothes to bed than we were used to. It didn’t feel that long ago…

aso zan

Day 71: Takachiho (Miyazaki) – Yufuin (Oita) 148km

We survived the night in the freezing van.  The cold was not something we’d expected (nor prepared for). We arrived late last night at Takachiho, and were too…

sakurajima

Day 70: Kagoshima (Kagoshima) – Takachiho (Miyazaki) 246km

We arrived in Kagoshima City quite early (but at the scheduled time), which was disappointing because I wanted to have another bowl of that amazing ramen for breakfast. …

okinawa ferry

Day 69: Okinawa Ferry from Nago to Kagoshima

Today featured a 6AM wakeup, just to be sure that we made it to the ferry terminal in time, as we couldn’t afford to miss it again. The ferry…

okinawa

Day 68: Yaese (Okinawa) – Nago (Okinawa) 155km

It was a relaxed Sunday morning, starting the day with pancakes at our friend’s house.  We had a HUGE day ahead of us, so we didn’t waste too…

zamami island okinawa

Day 67: Zamami Island (Okinawa) – Yaese (Okinawa)

The original plan for today was to explore around Zamami Island again and then catch the ferry back to Kagoshima in the evening.  One (small) hiccup.  The ferry…