The area in Tenomakan that I'm staying at.
Sakurajima from Kagoshima port.
Shin-hato Battery used to fight off the English in the 19th century.
In front of World Kagoshima Aquarium.
In front of Dolphin Port shopping complex.
Tonkotsu ramen (made from boiled pork bones) famous in Kyushu from Fukuoaka.
On my walk to the Chuo station area.
This is the beginning of the riverside historical walk.
Birthplace of Sago Takamori.
Samurai house front.
The backside of the samurai house.
Bronze statue of Okubo Toshimichi.
Statue of Satsuma students dispatched to the west.
Monument commemorating St. Francis Xaiver's stay in Kagoshima.
Staue of Shimizu Tadayoshi.
On the Shiroyama promenade up the mountain.
Sakurajima as seen from the Shiroyama observatory.
Kagoshima from the Shiroyama observatory.
13 stone statues of the Buddah.
Memorial to the retainers of the Satsuma domain.
Kagoshima (Tsuru) Castle ruins.
I went back to the area near Chuo station to have dinner at the Yatai Mura (vendor stall village).
I settled on this place, the tencho (store boss) was surprised and relieved that I spoke Japanese.
One of the house specialities was sashimi so I got tai (amberjack or yellowtail) on the tencho's recommendation.
The other speciality was jidori chicken (a special breed of free range chicken something like Kobe beef). The tencho recommended it raw, but I wasn't feeling so adventurous tonight, so I got it cooked instead.