Eagle soaring above Sakurajima, an active volcano near the city of Kagoshima

Sakurajima just visible through the haze

Being a mountainous island, Kyushu has a LOT of tunnels

Turning Japanese in a Ryokan (traditional Japanese inn)...

Raw horsemeat.  "Oh, OK then"...

The crater and caldera of Naka-dake, part of the Mount Aso volcano

Hire car poses as superhero

When they don't build tunnels, they build great twisties instead

Takachiho gorge

Japanese maple