Hotel Leopalace Hakata
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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 ...
... These floats weigh a ton and are carried by teams of men. The Kushida Shrine was founded in 757. Here the local people continue to pray for prosperity and good health. We saw many locals perform the rituals, which begin with hand washings.
We visited Fukuoka Tower, a city landmark, standing 767 feet tall and covered with 8,000 half-mirrored panels. The tower functions as a broadcast antenna for radio and TV stations. The tower is a must ...
... 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.
... under the centre of the explosion).
As we ate our lunch a constant stream of school children would visit the hypocentre, marked with by a black monolith with outgoing circles to memorialise the blast waves. They would bow their heads, present some cranes and sing a song before moving out the way for another bus load of school children. Eventually the waves of children stopped, allowing us to walk up and take some photos. Another monument statue ...