Monthly Archives: Saturday December 31st, 2011

31.12.2011 Kagoshima

Grateful and very happy I arrived at my destination, Cape Sata, this morning at 11:30 a.m. after five months and having walked for 2900 km in good health, and good shape! About two kilometers before the finish, the reception committee consisting of Mr. Tsuyoshi Isechi, Mr. Motokazu Nishimura, Mrs. Mikiko Morita and Mrs. Takako Kagoroku … Continue reading »

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30.12.2011 Kagoshima

Today is the second last day of my trip „Hiking through Japan“. I could not have been a better day! Sunshine, a beautiful scenery, lots of kind people, approaching me on my way, and bringing me presents. Thanks a lot for your support! Tomorrow, I will go for the last leg of my journey down … Continue reading »

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29.12.2011 Kagoshima

On my way to Minamiosumi I paid a visit to Mr. Yamauchi (pic. 2). Masahiro Yamauchi, who also was at yesterday’s dinner, told me about his music hall and barber shop, and because I was very curious, he showed me. When I took leave, I moved on into the direction of the sea. I had … Continue reading »

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28.12.2011 Kagoshima

At 5:30 a.m. the alarm clock woke me. I plunged into the day as if I was starting for a marathon run, since I had to cover a long distance of 35 km today. After two hours, I met a very kind gentleman, who offered me something to drink (pic. 2). Thank you very much! … Continue reading »

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27.12.2011 Kagoshima

In the morning I took a short stroll through the city of Miyakonojo, and passed by the town hall. There, I met Mr. Okazaki (pic. 2), who welcomed me, and provided me with some local specialties of Miyazaki. He wished me well for the few remaining days of my journey, and I felt really grateful … Continue reading »

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26.12.2011 Miyazaki

Today the weather was still good, but we had a strong cold wind blowing. All day long I thought about how to plan my next days and distances, because I still would like to reach Cape Sata within this year on 31st December. At the Green Hotel, I got good advice from the two kind … Continue reading »

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25.12.2011 Miyazaki

I enjoyed a hot bath in the morning, as well as a homely breakfast, and then set out into the direction of Aoidake. Again, the weather left nothing to be desired. The route took me uphill, into some higher elevations, where I had booked myself into a beautiful Onsen hotel. This last week I really … Continue reading »

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24.12.2011 Miyazaki

Today I walked from Shintomi to Miyazaki. Having arrived there, I went for the tourist information to get directions towards the Miyazaki Kankou Hotel. I had been invited for a complimentary stay there by Ms. Mayumi Ishii. Thank you very much for this very welcome Christmas present! When I got to beautiful Miyazaki Kankou Hotel, … Continue reading »

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23.12.2011 Miyazaki

The weather is still amazingly good, pure sunshine, no wind, while Northern Japan is tormented by raging blizzards. It is already very cold up there, and here, at the Eastern coast of Kyushu, we still have 10° C. As I had yesterday covered quite a distance, I took it easy today, just enjoying the merry … Continue reading »

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22.12.2011 Miyazaki

I had been walking for about 10 km when I saw a car coming up to me I had not seen before (pic. 2,3). Inside was an elder gentleman. I said hello, and he asked me where I was heading to, so I told him. Believe it or not – he mentioned in our short … Continue reading »

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