I’m slightly disoriented…waking up from a less than ideal night’s sleep on an uncomfortable couch floating along the ocean will do that to you. Still, I managed to shake off the grogginess long enough to figure out where I was and were I needed to go.
Kagoshima is located in Kyushu, the most southwesterly of Japan’s main islands. It was from there that I had to find my way to Nagasaki, also located in Kyushu. Japan has one of the most state-of-the-art high-speed rail systems in the world (and certainly my favorite), the Shinkansen. It is also extremely expensive, especially for someone traveling on a backpacker’s budget.