Kumamoto and Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan

  From Aso we drove straight to Kumamoto which was not too faraway. Kumamoto is famous for 2 things: it’s black bear cartoon and the Kagoshima castle.
Kumamoto castle is one of the top 5 castles in Japan but actually it was destroyed by fire during the civil war in the 19th century so this is a rebuilt 1960s version.  The castle was featured in Tom Cruise ” The last samurai “. The castle is much more impressive on the outside than inside, but you still need to pay the entrance fee to get a good view since the grounds are quite large.

We had a cheap  sushi dinner. It was ok, nothing spectacular. But the fish testes sashimi ( white squiggly things) was delicious.



Then the next day we went to end our road trip in Fukuoka. My parents went shopping while I found a nearby bouldering gym to burn off all the food I ate. Then I flew to see M in Tokyo.

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