Welcome to Seken, gateway to Katamegi and the inner region. In this update, I will show Seken from a tourist perspective - from landing to takeoff.
5 minutes later, we have decended and are now on final approach, our airliners wheels practically skimming the greenery and crops below us. Then, through the intercom - "Flight attendants, please prepare for landing." I brace myself. This is it - the moment i've been awaiting since morning.
A few minutes later, we are on the ground. As i exit the gate and say arigato to all of the friendly staff, i look back at the plane. I can't believe im finally here. The feeling is overwhelming.
Wow, only 10 minutes after arriving I have made it through customs... Thank god that it's much faster if your a japanese citizen!!! Anyways, I better check in at my home for the next night, the Marriot Grand Seken - Supposedly the nicest hotel in the region.
Ok - After a quick clean up and a bit of roomservice at the hotel, its time to make use of my little time in Seken before I explore other places throughout the island. First, I think i may visit the National Theatre of Katamegi - as it is said to be one of the most amazing sights throughout the whole of Katamegi AND its very close to the Mt. Kitemajuro trail - a hike i have been long awaiting.
WOW! Amazing. Absolutely Amazing. Okay, Its getting kind of late so i better start the hike up to the historic emperor's summer residence now on the Mt.Kitemajuro trail.
Uhhhhhhhh.... So tired
The hike was beautiful but uncomparable to the summer house. Probably the most peaceful place I have ever been.... i mean, growing up in downtown Osaka is hardly quiet! Anyhow, i am starving, so I think I may just go back to the hotel and chill for the night. But to sign off, I'll leave you with some photos of town.