Bike Tour Kagoshima to Minamata: Mercury poisoning
Rain would continue to be a challenge on the way to Minamata. It was also very hilly which didn’t help the cause. One night, I was riding up the hill and it got pretty dark and I could not find a place to camp and kept riding in the dark until I finally reached Minamata’s michi no eki (rest stop) where you can go inside and actually sleep legally. And this one had a couch and a few handicap bathrooms where I would wash all the dirt I had picked up along the way. I would ride 120km this day through hills and rain. It was the most distance I had covered so far. At the end of the day, washed and clean laying in my sleeping bag, is the best time of the day, especially with a full stomach and a beer in my hand. Good night Japan.