ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Kumamoto New Sky
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We decided to take today as a recovery day so we slept in a little and went for a leisurely breakfast before heading out from our hotel. We were able to walk to all of our destinations today. Our first stop was the Hakata Machiya Folk Museum. This museum introduces the daily life and culture of Fukuoka City during the Meiji and Taisho periods. Craft products and souvenirs such as Hakata Ori (folk woven textile) and Hakata dolls are ...
We had a very nice buffet breakfast at our hotel this morning. At 9 am Kumiko Asami arrived in front of the hotel in her little green Suzuki to pick us up and take us to the train station where we met Haruyo Handa and Kazuko Yamaguchi. Haruyo had arranged for us to spend a day going to nearby Yanagawa City and Dazaifu. We all purchased our tickets which included the return trip train ride, bus, and lunch. The train to Yanagawa took about 45 minutes. ...
... inn) place at Ito about an hour and a half south of Tokyo that had space, happy days I booked up a place in Tokyo for a week and then this place which got me around Golden week, too long in Tokyo for my liking really but beggars can't be choosers eh? So with a few more unglamorous travel chores done like laundry etc I had a chance to have a wander around Kumamoto, visited the customary castle which had some Samurai type ...
... and art pieces are on show inside. We also ran into another couple celebrating their marriage and they allowed us to take a photo of them. The bride was wearing a beautiful kimono.
We finished off, what was a long day, by riding the loop bus around the town before getting the tram (trolley car) back to our stop and walking back to our hotel.
Hope the sun keeps shining. We had our jumpers off for the first time in weeks!
A truly great day.
... Also wonderful to experience the generous Japanese hospitality. We then headed to shinjuku, a station that 3 million people pass through every day. A shock to the system to be back in tokyo that's for sure. We found shinjuku goen park to find the famed cherry blossoms. The Cherry blossoms were stunning and the overcrowding was insane! An intriguing cultural phenomena. We ...