A calm run from Busan and we enter the country’s inland sea.
Our first stop is Moji, once an important international trading port – Korea, China and the outside world. Historic buildings line the waterfront, but our interest is the cherry blossoms, now peaking into full flower. This is why we came to Japan. We know we will see more in the coming days, but these specimens are fabulous.
Nobody does gardens like the Japanese, and when spring is sprung and the ‘chelly brossoms’ burst into flower it’s 100% visual beauty overload.
Then, the last thing you’d expect to do, we go to the Toto toilet museum! As we all know, Japan creates the most ingenious toilets, things of wonder and not a little trepidation as you wonder what’s going on down there. So we see a hundred years or so of toilets… riveting stuff, no?
I’ll share with you my favourite, a must have for the Harley aficionados.
Just like life, time runs too quickly and we are warmly sent on our way with a rousing number by the school band and a balloon release.
So, farewell to Moji, its cherry blossoms and dunny museum.