This morning, National Geographic Resolution cruised into Kagoshima Bay and made our first visit to the southernmost of the main islands, Kyushu. The scenery from the waterfront is dominated by the active volcano Sakurajima, just a short distance across the bay. Some of us made an excursion to this volcanic island and enjoyed a foot soak at one of the many hot springs, while others rode south to a beautifully preserved samurai town. In the afternoon, we all enjoyed a stroll through the lovely Sengan-en garden and the real highlight of the day, a performance by the Little Cherries. This fantastic jazz band of middle school students sent us off in great style.