Chisun Hotel Hakata
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WON'T YOU TAKE ME TO RETRO TOWN?*
Kitakyushu is the 13th largest city in Japan, but, aside from Space World, it gets hardly a mention in my collection of guidebooks, maybe because it has heavy industry, including a large steel plant. Surfing the internet to discover something worth visiting in Kitakyushu, I happened to find a PDF of a …
... It was the perfect warming comforting dinner after a long day. The broth was rich without being fatty and the addition of the fresh garlic was delicious. We were also pleased to have finally mastered eating an egg with chopsticks!! It was so yummy we ended up ordering a refill noodles between us! Another day mostly travelling over we retired to bed looking forward to our trip to Miyajima Island ...
The displays were very interesting with English translations, which was great. It is hard to be involved if no translation is available. Many of the rooms had the various samurai suits of armour, which I always enjoy looking at but, unfortunately, there was also a request not to take photographs of many of them.
The exhibition then went on to more modern times, including a replica of Japan's first car, and the setting had a very ...
... up the street, but was unable to tell us what it was called (very little English, just very kind). It looked like a hard waffle-like biscuit, wrapped in seaweed and it too was very tasty. He was delighted we enjoyed it and went on his way.
We had a look around the Shrine and surrounds, and had hoped to explore the Kyushu National Museum but, unfortunately, it was closed.
We walked back to the station and boarded a ...
... evenings bar, we managed a pleasant conversation despite the owners not speaking any English. Bizarrely we told them all about our travels, and what we were hoping to see in Japan. In return they told us all about Koi fish, sumo wrestling and the tsunami.
All this was somehow achieved using sign language, miming, pointing and a pen and paper. It was like playing real life Pictionary - an odd but very enjoyable ...