On the 16th of July, Japan had it’s national holiday known as ‘Umi no Hi’ (Day of the Sea). It was on this day, that I was given a chance to cruise around some of Kagoshima’s islands that lie just off the coast in a yacht. Summer was in full swing, with temperatures hitting 35 degrees in the afternoon, so we woke up early to beat the sun.
We had hoped we’d spot a few of the dolphins that often roam around the area, but didn’t have much luck (although we did see a baby hammerhead shark). Because the sea here in Kagoshima is a giant peninsula, the sea is calm and full of life.
Kagoshima’s islands, An Uninhabited Paradise!
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