The sun was baking down already as we coasted down the mountain on our bikes. Not really tired, we climbed up the newly opened Mayuyama Road back up to our car. We spent the afternoon sightseeing lazily around Shimabara, an interesting little city with a walled castle, a samurai street and houses and a free hot spring footbath, which felt great in spite of the afternoon heat. A sign above it said the water was good for healing cuts, so we splashed it all over our roughed-up legs and forearms. It stung quite a bit.