On our way to the Kirishima mountains (part of Kirishima Geopark) we made a stopover at Hitoyoshi to enjoy a river-rafting with “Land Earth”. Dried and well rested we had to gain some elevation the next day. After more than 1000 vertical meters we arrived at Ebino-Kōgen. We stayed in nearby Kirishima Onsen where we enjoyed the Onsen and the delicious food. From there we made an easy hiking tour around the Ōnomi caldera-lake the next day .