Nar3: Japan

Kyushu: Day 4 (Jan 3)
Posted on Sunday, January 11th, 2004 at 7:30am by Brett.
(Sunday, January 11th, 2004 at 9:30pm Japanese Standard Time)

I woke up and had another big breakfast. Sei's dad was back off to work, and would be gone for the rest of my visit.

After breakfast, Sei's grandpa, Shu, and I went to see a live volcano. Though Japan has many, this was my first time seeing one. I think the name of it was Nekodake. It was pretty cool.

The drive there was about 2 hours. Japan's roads are quite unlike American's. They're narrow...You wouldn't believe some of the places I saw. There were a few times where either we or the oncoming cars had to stop, put it in reverse, and go like that until the road was wide enough to pass. It's a bit scary at times.

Japanese roads are just below proper torture for those who get car sick. Luckily, I am not one of those people. Even though, they were making me feel just a bit weird in the stomach. The roads go up and down, and back and forth, and curve and wind and dip and weave mercilessly.

When we finally got to the volcano, it was SOOOOOO cold and windy. There are some pictures of it in the gallery. We were up pretty high, but it didn't really bother me because there was enough ground around me.

That took about all day. By the time we got home, we were all pretty worn out. A good dinner and a bath later, I was ready for bed.

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Yes, Driving is amazing by dalecam [2004/11/01 09:19 ET]
I made a video of a drive like that, but haven't really looked at since I was in Japan. I remember having cars as close as a few inches while going fairly fast. I remember a fire truck coming once and there was really no where to go, so it just had to creep along.