Bungee Jumping
May31

Bungee Jumping

Today Matt and I went and jumped off a bridge. It was probably one of the scariest things I have ever done. I thought it was worse than jumping out of an airplane. We lived to tell about it and that is what is important 😉 I do have a few fun photos to...

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Yoshino River – Rafting
May28

Yoshino River – Rafting

So our last day we wanted some adventure. I found a place online that was in English for Whitewater Rafting called Happy Raft. We decided to drive and see if we could get in the next day. Not only were we able to book a full day rafting trip, we also got to stay at a guest house! Also staying at the guest house were 2 girls from Holland. The girls and I were sitting around talking and Matt cooked dinner. A few of the tour guides and...

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Sand Dunes Tottori
May28

Sand Dunes Tottori

We got to Tottori where the sand dunes were and set up the tent and ran off to grab a few beers and watch the sun set. We took a walk out on the sand as the sun was setting. We didn’t get a prime spot but we didn’t have much time to scope it out. Once back at the camp, we started cooking dinner. A girl came over and brought us Japanese food. We invited them over and we exchanged food and sat around trying to talk but...

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Mount Aso
May28

Mount Aso

We got up early and made our way towards the active volcano. I got to see livestock for the first time in Japan, hence the horse and cow photos. It felt like I was finally in the country! They weren’t letting people hike when we got there so we had to wait about 30 mins. We were the first ones to hike up it but you can also drive so by the time we got to the top, there were plenty of other people and when we left there was even...

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Shimanami Kaido
May28

Shimanami Kaido

One of the things I KNEW I wanted to try to get in this trip was to bike the Shimanami Kaido. It runs 70km which is about 43.5 miles. We only did about 50km of it which is about 31 miles. We did 2 days (there and back) so it ended up being around 62 miles in 24 hour period. It is a group of islands connected by bridges that has a bike/walking path with rent-a-cycle terminals. At our lunch stop on the first day (you can see the pic...

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