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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 ...
... in the area. We passed by the moat and stone wall of the Fukuoka Castle, built by the local lord to honor the number one lord or shogun. The castles were built of wood and burned a long time ago. For almost 1200 years, a castle festival, Yamakasa, is held and decorative floats featuring depictions of gods, samurais, historical figures and mythical creatures are the highlight. There is a competition for the best float and it remains on display at the ...
... from car horns. The Japanese have been very courteous (lots of bowing) and friendly in their own reserved way.
After one more sea day, we were in Fukuoka. It was a glorious, sunny day, in the high 60’s, perfect for exploring this ...
... when plotting the best walking route.
The major road gave us a pleasant walk for the remainder of the hike as the view started to tease us through the passing trees. A bus drove past us heading down the hill which we could have taken to go up in the first place had we not opted for the hike instead. We walked for 20 minutes or so longer before reaching the observatory just in time for sunset, which were unfortunately completely obscured by ...