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 were on sale. Our next stop ...
... fish cooked whole in a soy ginger sauce, sea urchin, and river eel. After lunch we wandered through the village taking some time to enjoy a beautiful Japanese garden outside of the restaurant, and an old European style home that belonged to an aristocratic family. The home in now used for weddings and receptions. We also toured quickly through a small museum housing samurai artifacts before taking a shuttle bus back to the train station. We took a ...
So after a couple of days it was time to set off for my next stop which was to be Kumamoto which is in Kyushu the southern part of Japan, I had a rough plan forming for the next few days and it started with a day trip to Himeji before the long Shinkansen ride South to see the recently reopened castle which was quite a sight, it only reopened in the last few weeks after extensive repairs and restoration and made for an impressive ...
... 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 ...