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... some pretty large hills with some tunnels stretching 3 or 4 kms. Lots of forest and steep river valleys.
Fukuoka is the 5th largest city in Japan. Big and sprawling, but flat so easy to walk.
Did the obligatory sights - temples. Not so good though. Set amongst the high rise buildings and not in nice gardens. Afer Tochoji, Shofukuji, and Jotenji decided to give the rest a miss (easy decision) but have to admit I did walk past ...
... once I finally have an edible egg, that it was soft boiled. The center wasn't even fully cooked. Had it been an actual hard-boiled egg, things would have been so much better, and I wouldn't have wasted 6 minutes of my life with a single stupid egg.
There was a streetcar stop right in front of my hostel, so at about 7:30 I took the streetcar about 8 exits down away, to the atomic bomb neighborhood (not what its actually called). Let's call it downtown Nagasaki, whether ...
... to a 5 star hotel because of a crowded convention.
Oh, a funny incident happened on the way here; I board the modern Korean bullet train and quickly stuff my backpack and duffel bag on the open overhead racks as the aircraft-like cabin fills with people. As the train accelerates to its 120 mph clip I look around and notice all the people on the other side of the ...
... to contain actual relics of the Buddha. The grave of the second lord of the Kuroda family, who sponsored the temple, is to be found in a shady corner of the grounds, along with those of five of his highest placed retainers, who committed seppuku (hara-kiri) on their master's death - a common practice of the times, later outlawed by the Tokugawa shogunate.
We moved on from the temple to the harbour and then back to the hotel, following the canal which ...
... claim the jackets 'breathe' but obviously not fast or hard enough - must follow the Japanese example and buy umbrellas.
The limp to the pharmacy was slow and painful, but on arrival, the pharmacist was very helpful, speaking very good English, and I managed to get what I needed. Andy had found the location of a large toy store, via the internet, and we thought we'd visit that. However, walking was causing me so much pain we abandoned the ...
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