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Travel Blogs from Saga
... suite on the 33rd floor.
The club lounge at the hotel proved to be a sad joke, as was the lacking service.
Still, we're in the 3rd biggest suite in the hotel, for free (points).
Dinner was an ordinary pizza. As we dud not have time to go out, we just hung out by the hotel and inhaled the beautiful views of the sea and the Fukuoka Tower.
Tomorrow morning we're off back to Seoul in South Korea, for the final two days of our adventure.
I really, really wanted to go to Fukuoka, I'd heard that it was such an amazing city and almost like the Tokyo of the west of Japan. When I arrived at Hakata Station I was proved right, it was very much like Tokyo, extremely busy, bustling and looked like a load of fun!
... apartment. I was lucky to find a small traditional apartment near the subway station. I managed to get there in one piece only because the Japanese are the nicest and most helpful people I have ever met. One lady game me directions outside the metro, and when I realized that I couldn't use my phone, a passerby let me use his to contact Shinichi-san, my landlord.
The actual apartment is tiny. I posted more pictures below, but what I loved the most was the bedroom. ...
... many shoppers - not sure how all the shops survive. Canal City also has a floor ( well nearly a floor) of restaurants that are just Ramen noodle places. You only go to that food area if you want Ramen!!!
The castle ruins were....... !!!! Just the stone walls around where the castle was are left. So can you call that "castle ruins"? Quite a big site, and where the "castle was" there are sports facilities ( tennis courts etc) and ...
... top. He had a rifle strapped around his chest, and large tranquilizer bullets on his belt. He offered me a sidearm and whistle for the duration of my visit at the top, should anything happen. I was allowed to stay at the top as long as I liked. The lift would leave every 15 or 20 minutes. I declined the sidearm but took the whistle. I didn't need to accidentally shoot anybody at the top and get in trouble with the authorities before I get back to start classes.