Hotel Select Inn 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!
... seen tatami mats before, but I had never stepped on them. No one ever mentions the light sweet scent of igusa straw. The bathtub was also a bit of a surprise. Think vertical, not horizontal. It was pretty great to sink into the hot tub the next day after the festival.
Well my first official day in Fukuoka started with a bang at 3AM. I didn't do it on purpose, but my arrival coincided with the last day of the Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival. This is a celebration in ...
... 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", ...
... water flowing over the edge of the pool, is meant to calm your mind and put you at peace before you enter. At night, though I didn't see it, there are 70,000 tiny fiber lights built into the surface of the pool that light it up to signify the 70,000 victims of the bomb. Lastly, there are two large walls of glass that jut up out of the pool, and they point to the bomb's epicenter, not far away.
I finished my walk around the beautiful pool and by the time I got back ...