Dolphin Watching and Japan’s Longest Foot Bath.

The waters between Shimabara and Amakusa on the island of Kyushu, Japan offer incomparable dolphin watching. So we travelled down there, to an area called Kazusa, to take a boat ride to catch a glimpse of these beautiful dolphins in their natural habitat. Over 300 wild dolphins live in the surrounding sea and the dolphins swim freely all year round. There are many boat tours that offer services to take visitors out to sea, approximately a 60 to 90 minute ride from the mainland.

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Our boat ride. Very small but I liked it better than being cramped with many more people and only looking through a window! We had plenty of room and rode in the front!
Our boat ride. Very small but I liked it better than being cramped with many more people and only looking through a window! We had plenty of room and rode in the front!
Steve.
Steve.
Me.
Me.

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Fin...yikes!.. :)
Fin…yikes!.. 🙂

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Swimming below us.
Swimming below us.

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Tons of tour boats gathered in this little area to spot dolphins.
Tons of tour boats gathered in this little area to spot dolphins.

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After dolphin watching, we stopped in a small town called Obama, to visit the country’s longest foot spa at Obama Hot Springs. Obama Hot Springs boasts the best water supply and temperature in Japan. The 105m long foot spa is equipped with facilities including food steamers, water-cooling stones, seated foot spas, walking foot spas, and foot spas for pets!

Part of the town.
Part of the town.
View of some of the town from the hills.
View of some of the town from the hills.

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Obama Hot Springs.
Obama Hot Springs.
Side view.
Side view.

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Side view of the length of the hot springs.
Side view of the length of the hot springs.
Steam your own veggies and eggs.
Steam your own veggies and eggs.
They have these towels for sale here, haha.
They have these towels for sale here, haha.

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People enjoying the hot spring.
People enjoying the hot spring.

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Seated foot spa area.
Seated foot spa area.
It was hotter that ever!!!!
It was hotter than ever!!!!
Cooling stones.
Cooling stones.
Eggs cooked from the hot spring water sold at nearby shops.
Eggs cooked from the hot spring water sold at nearby shops.

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Our roots will forever be from here, America, born and raised. Yet, life requires us to move more frequently than we care to count. Whether living stateside or abroad, you can always find us traveling somewhere. We scout out places that you only think you can dream of one day seeing and we seek out those that aren’t found in guidebooks. We then bring them to life here in our travel memos, so hopefully, one day you too can visit them or at least be able to live vicariously through us. This blog isn’t just about crossing off places from a bucket list. It’s about absorbing and learning how other cultures grow and fit into the same world that we do. Life is short and the world is big. Enjoy and get out there!

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