Green Rich Hotel Kurume
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... 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.
... Sadly I only got to spend a few hours here as I transferred back to Tokyo from Fukuoka. My two Swiss friends spent a few says in Fukuoka as they sailed to Korea from its port and I sort of wish I could have stayed a little longer because it looked like they had a great time!
... The officer let it go since the address was correct. My one big problem came when he asked for my departure date and flight information. Oh no. O_O..... I didn't have one. I swear the man gave me a "I'm disappointed in you" look. Thankfully he cut me some slack because it was my first time there. Hahahaha even though I told him that I was leaving around the 10th of August he still game me a 90 day Visa.
One quick stop through the Visitor's Center and I was on my way ...
... more and give them a quick glance as I strode by.
Walked to the Fukuoka Castle Ruins and Ohori park as well. Quite a long hike but passed through the main central area (Tenjin) on the way so "saw the town". Not so amazing although the Canal Shopping Arcade was OK (next to the Tenjin area). It was built in the mid 1990's and is a bit futuristic even now. Has an impressive fountain too. Like all the other malls and arcades there ...
... is why the statue had to constantly pray for peace. Maybe when the Gods answer his prayer, the Fountain turns on? Anyway, I trudged along. Off to find the A-Bomb hypocenter, visit Nagasaki's Atomic Bomb Museum, and see the Peace Memorial.
Not far from Peace park, though up an unpleasant hill, sit the Atomic Bomb Museum. It opened at 8:30am, so I had to wait for about 20 minutes. I used this time to walk around the entrance to the "Hall for the Atomic ...