A glimpse of a Kagoshima Winter.
The day-to-day vibe of the southern part of Japan, Kagoshima (鹿児島) is a stark contrast to the hustle and bustle of the big cities like Tokyo.
A place where there is a blend of what you would find in the big cities such as the large department stores, many chains of Family Mart and a sea of vending machines, and a more relaxed/laid-back suburban areas close by to the city centre.
One of the close-by natural sightseeing just a ferry ride off of Kagoshima is the Volcano park/island, Sakurajima 桜島.
Hunger is not an issue in Kagoshima. Plenty of Japanese cuisines to choose from, including souther specialities of Japan, like Horse Sashimi. But fear not, sushi trains (in our case Mekkemon Sushi 廻る寿司 めっけもん) are plentiful to fall back on for the less adventurous.
As with Japanese public transport, perhaps the most efficient and reliable on planet Earth, Kagoshima can be reached via Shinkansen. Much scenery to view whilst onboard the 300km/hr machine.