Dormy Inn Hakata Gion
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... Later on in the day I headed to the Fukuoka tower and found a beautiful beach there, the first real beach I'd been to in Japan. I cycled along by the beach for a while having earlier visited the Hawks town mall and had some nice curry udon noodles. After avoiding the rush hour traffic(just) I returned the bike and headed into the canal city mall for dinner. I had ...
Today I got to see one of Japan's most interesting cultural activities, Sumo. Having timed my trip to coincide with the November tournament in Fukuoka(1 of 5 tournaments in Japan each year) I was pretty excited to see this event so I headed down to the Fukuoka Kokusai centre early to avoid missing out on tickets. It turns out it wasn't really necessary as when I got there, there were lots of tickets ...
... die with the other.
We took a taxi to a pedestrian mall and wandered through the shops. We did see the typical tourist junk venues but places local frequent. Our taxi driver spoke English well, and was concerned we would not be able to get back to the ship. He wrote directions for us to give the next driver.
The goodbye and sail away featured precision Japanese drummers. They were upbeat and energetic. It was a wonderful ending to a nice ...
... a splendid dockside farewell — a troupe of drummers and flute players entertained us with a very spirited performance. Everyone was on deck to cheer and applaud these energetic young people. They drummed us away while we saluted them with three blasts from the Amsterdam’s horn.
... impact – August 9, 11:02am was on display with clothes, roof tiles, bottles and plates that had been mutilated from the super heat given off by the blast. A life size replica of the atomic bomb itself, aka Fat Boy was on display as well - very appropriately named. It was interesting to learn that Nagasaki was not even the original target for the atomic bomb, with the first target Kokura being cancelled due to poor weather conditions. Even the first pass ...