Resting in Kagoshima

After so many hundreds of kms and thousands of hiked metres of elevation, I think I had earned a rest. So I spent a few days in Kagoshima city not doing much. The highlight of this rest was probably playing Age of Empires: Rise of Rome with my brother on this Windows 95 looking beast. … Continue reading Resting in Kagoshima


Bonus Map 1: Kaimondake (Mini Mount Fuji), Kagoshima

I had read all about this mountain and was extremely keen to climb it. Probably just 3 minutes in, I was already completely drenched in sweat, mostly due to the start being extremely humid and somewhat like a rainforest. The rest of the hike was mostly scrambling over slippery, mossy rocks. So I didn't really … Continue reading Bonus Map 1: Kaimondake (Mini Mount Fuji), Kagoshima

Cape Sata (佐多岬) – Mission Complete (任務を成し遂げる)

Cape Sata (佐多岬, Sata Misaki) is the southernmost point of the mainland of Japan and my main objective. With overwhelming joy, I can say after 8hours of solid riding, +2,000m of elevation (1,300m of which was in the final 30kms) and a completed Halo audiobook, I managed to roll into Cape Misaki blaring my motivation … Continue reading Cape Sata (佐多岬) – Mission Complete (任務を成し遂げる)