My original trip to Kagoshima City was cut short because of Typhoon Goni, but I didn’t want to let a little rain and wind keep me from enjoying myself, so I stayed the weekend after my two-day orientation for sight seeing, Uniqlo-shopping, and making new friends!
Islander Observation: The atmosphere of the city is so different that my island! Amami Style is so low key compared to Kagoshima Style. Tenmonkan is swarming with girls in cosplay, yukatas, and the line for Purikura was nearly out the door. I didn’t take any pictures of people dressed up because I didn’t want to be That Gaijin Girl, but the shopping districts in Kago City seemed like Baby Harajuku. Cool to experience, but I much prefer my down-to-earth island style. Flip flops and fedoras rather than platforms and wigs for me, please.
17-6 Nazesadaikumachō, Amami-shi, Kagoshima-ken 894-0005, Japan