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Pop Does Unzen and Kumamoto

January 6, 2011

The next day, we tried to go to Unzen.  Unfortunately, it was a weekend, and the fall colors were just perfect.  Say wha!?  Yeah, normally that’s a good thing, but it meant that everyone and his dog was out at Unzen driving up to the top to check out the fall colors.  There was a two-and-a-half hour wait just to get up to the parking lot and viewpoint, so we turned around at the gate and went down the mountain a different way.  Because of this detour, we ended up finding a nice little waterfall.  The road to get back to this was a tiny one-track road with pull-offs and treacherous ditches/boulders/cliffs on all sides.  It seemed like we were going nowhere, but then we found this.

Yeah, it turned out to be a much better spot than I originally thought.  After that we took the ferry across to Kumamoto.

We hit up Kumamoto Castle before heading home.

The next day, we went to Yakushima!

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