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... this is where the castle was"
Ohori Park is quite big and has a nice lake to walk around, but is really just a park with trees (nice in the autumn). It was pretty deserted although it was Thursday and some people have to work.
Because I was so close to Nishijin Shotengai when I went to Ohori Park, and my map guide said "a lively market street filled with vendors selling fresh fish, vegetables and fruits from carts", ...
... off into the dense fog that covered the walkway. I was heading for the observatory. Why? I have no idea. It was the only thing up here worth seeing if nightmares aren't your thing. Before I knew it, my sidewalk turned to dirt, and the clearing began to narrow. I used my hand to push aside the overgrown plants as I trudged through to the pointless lookout. I stopped when I heard something off to my right. I was surrounded by green and fog, unsure which direction I was facing. ...
... up at my bags. I look behind me and the man and his 10-year-old son are doing so as well. Odd. I get up and see a huge beetle the size of my thumb, clinging to my bag. He is charcoal grey with sharp white stripes, and has long branch-like legs. Of coarse there are no windows to throw it out of, and really will not hurt anyone – poor thing is just scared - so I ...
... in the 13th Century. Luckily, Andy is a trusting soul and agreed to the change.
Today dawned bright and clear, not a cloud in the sky and the temperature soon climbed into the mid-twenties. My toe felt better enough to do some walking, so we set off to explore Fukuoka. The train station has a big shopping mall attached to it and there are many cafes and restaurants, in addition to lots of shops. We decided to go there for breakfast and ...
... has been a brick, so I hope I can find something to do tomorrow that will compensate.
This site is offline tomorrow, for planned maintenance apparently, so we might not be able to blog. That being the case, we change location to Kyoto on Wednesday and will do our best to put on anther entry as soon as we can.
Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible and we thank you for your patience and continued interest in our humble efforts.