Kyushu trip: Obama onsen town 九州の旅:小浜温泉町

DSC_0421We just came back from a 5 days long Kyushu trip. Kyushu is a big island in the south west of Japan. The first night we spent at an onsen (hot springs) hotel in the small town of Obama, not far from Nagasaki. The hotel we stayed at was a classical old style Japanese ryokan, where you have tatami mats and sleep on futons, and get served Japanese dinner directly in the room. From our room we had ocean view and at the top floor of the building there were outdoor onsen to relax in while the sun was setting over the pacific.
DSC_0477DSC_0471And just as expected, the food was great. It consisted mainly of seafood and sometimes it was hard to identify what it contained. But as long as it’s tasty it doesn’t really matter🙂
DSC_0433 DSC_0425DSC_0438DSC_0451The day after our arrival in Obama we took a walk around the village. It stretches along the water and is very cute and comfy. And everywhere there are hot springs, not only all the onsen hotels but also small little ponds with onsen water for foot bath or similar.
DSC_0485 DSC_0501DSC_0556At one place just by the water, there was a little gathering of butterflies. They were all lined up, facing the same direction. I have no clue what they were doing… Does anybody know?
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We also find a nice cafe along the beach. I had melon cake, and it was so tasty! I don’t know why I haven’t thought about making that before. A project from when I come back to Sweden🙂
Walking around in Obama we found good view spots and cute temples. And I also found the sweetest little yellow car ever. I want one!
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In the afternoon the second day we got on the bus for Nagasaki. And along the way there were amazing views over the ocean, almost non stop. Also, there are plenty of terrace rice paddies – with which I have been fascinated for as long as I can remember. It was great to see some fore real, it looks so cute and genuine somehow…
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4 thoughts on “Kyushu trip: Obama onsen town 九州の旅:小浜温泉町

  1. I quite enjoy your trip blogs. You are one of my favourite blog hosts.

    That said, butterflies facing the same direction? They look like they’re all aligned to the wind, trying to stay cool in the noon day sun (their shadows are directly beneath them so they are presenting as little body area to the sun as possible). Now, they may be gathered together because that particular alignment provides more security against sudden gusts. However, I prefer to think that they come together out of a sense of camaraderie and friendship. Butterflies, after all, have feelings, too!

    1. Thank you! I quite enjoy your interesting comments who always include something new =)

      My friend told me that butterflies actually eat dirt, and probably that is what these guys are doing. And probably they are aligned to resist the wind, yes. But I prefer your explanation of friendship. Also they look really nice lined up like that. Maybe they wanted to provide viewers with a nice piece of artwork.

  2. One day, while talking to a photographer at Burrard Inlet, a large seal came out of the depth not ten feet away. He floated on his back and stared at the photographer who asked me, “What’s he doing?” Wish I would have told him the seal was providing, as you say, “a nice piece of artwork”.

    PS. Eat dirt? Then I guess they’d like my cooking :))

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