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Aka Island - Japan

With a population of only 330 people, Aka Island is one of the most beautiful and secluded places in Japan. The beaches feature healthy coral reefs, with plenty of diverse sea life. Between January and April, Humpback Whales can be spotted not far from shore, as they come to breed, and in summer, turtles come to lay their eggs on the sand. Kerama Deer are a unique species of deer that also live on the island. 

Guest houses rent bicycles to tourists, providing a great way to explore the forest further inland on the island. 



We officially left for our trip at around 1130 yesterday! We made it to Salt Lake City at around 230 last night.

Emmy has been really easy going so far. She took a two hour nap and hasn’t really complained at all.

Little Ricky has been really patient for the most part, aside from having a rough wake up from his nap and really wanting to get out a couple of times.

They colored, ate snacks, played with legos, played with their gears set and then we watched Home on Netflix. We made three stops total, the kids fell asleep around nine and stayed asleep while we put them in our hotel room.

Overall not a bad start to our trip!