Back to Japan again, continuing with photos from my trip to Kagoshima last December.
An ashiyu is a Japanese foot bath; a very pleasant way to spend time sitting outdoors, enjoying the garden at the inn we stayed at. There are two kinds of bath you can see here - a typical hot-spring fed one, and one filled with hot volcanic sand.
I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!