Steam escaping from a volcanic pond
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I thought this next one very pretty.
It is rather large. From the toriis at the rear of the photo, you can take a path up the hill to a pleasant view.
This was an off season weekday, so not many people took advantage of the "foot onsen"
Obviously. the red pond
In another city, we saw some rather remarkable displays of mums. Most are beautiful, some are a bit "over the top"
Mum bonsai display
Pink "Fuji" mums
Mum roofed pagoda, not in full bloom yet
We continued along southern Kyushu, ending up in Kagoshima, which has a subtropical climate. Palm tree lined avenues and lots of flowers. Kagoshima used to be an island, but a couple of centuries ago an eruption filled the straight and joined it to the Kyushu mainland.
Basalt ridges along the coast
Sunset on the beach, Kagoshima
We left for Yakushima, which I will talk about in my next post.