Aso Farm Land, the amazing hobbit village place to stay at in Mount Aso
the largest suspension bridge in Japan- KoKonoe Yume Ootsurihashi
half way walking I dashed all the way back because my leg were shaking, no idea how in the world I join the height-afraid group
I wonder if you have one of those days- you wanna post something but everything was against you. As a sum up why I haven’t upload a post awhile as the writing seems everlasting, and the product I wanna shoot simply disappear. You’ll know what I am saying when that post is up, ha.
Sorry that I said my previous post was my last Japan post when I realized there are some more pictures in a folder that I’ve totally forgotten. (this is what happen when you pass 25? 😐 )
Kumamoto is where we started our journey and went clock wise around the area. It is in the northern part of Japan most southern island- Kyushu. The dry crisp country air simply dump out whatever toxic I brought from the city in exchange of enrich empower vibe. And fresh from the cow dairy milk to warm up the cold shivering body.
I recalled senior year exchanging in West Virginia about my host family asking me “Are you a mountain person or a beach person?” With no doubt, I said “the beach”, because I love water, the ray of sunshine, and on the other hand- I was having a miserable time getting sick of twisting and turning around the mountain everyday. We lived on the top of the Appalachian, which the top isn’t like a cherry on top of a cake, but a plateau with houses, dairy/cow/horse farms, cornfields. And everywhere you go- you are still in the mountain.
This was taken in the mountain range of Mount Aso, in and out of Aso Kuju National Park, which is the largest active volcano in Japan, among the largest in the world, and did had its shake and small eruption this summer. We didn’t get to go on the cable to view the center of the crater, as it’s still active, and the air was above dangerous level to see it’s lively living itself that day. My Mom said she was here 20 years ago, didn’t get a chance to ride the cable, and here she is standing here again at the same spot and not able to go on a ride again. I told her: perhaps you have to be here 20 years later again 😛
We stayed at Aso Farm Village in a surprise, a hobbit living village surrounded by the quiescent mountain and countless starry stars. I think I have a thing for hobbit house, stayed in a hobbit house in Bali as well 😂
Our trip to Kyushu was actually all out of an incident as I suddenly have leaves and we literally just pack and go. We went on a tour group, which wasn’t a thing I am familiar with nowadays as I opt for planning travel itinerary by myself (with excel and timetable, a bit insane…but with flexible schedule.) However countryside kind of things, we think we made a nice choice to go on tour, as it’ll be a burden for us to go from one place to another, and the transportation would just literally cost too much time.
Looking back at these pictures, and the time I had at Mount Aso. I started out the window looking with awe and kept on telling my Mom: this looks like when I was in WV, and this and that, and all those mountain stories suddenly came lifelike in front of me. That’s when I realized and remembered my Mom (aka host Mom) said: “Well, the mountain will call you back.” I never really know what she meant back then, she just said “where ever she go, she felt that in the end- there is no place like the mountain.” And I suppose it’s the lush green, serene feeling the mountain bring about to a person, and calm down the chaos in life.
“Are you a mountain or a beach person?”
Wonder what yours would be 😉