Hotel Monterey Lasoeur Fukuoka
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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 ...
... sumo tournaments the calibre of Rikishi(athletes) improves as the day goes on and the audience number follows a similar pattern. When I arrived at 9am there were around 20 people in the whole arena. But as the day went on it gradually increased until around 3.30pm when the main fights began. Sumo is like most Japanese ancient arts in its use of strong rituals, such as respect for your opponent, ...
... its famous ancient cedar trees, some of which are between 3,000 and 7,000 years old!! We climbed mountains, gazed at waterfalls, snapped a photo shoot with the local wildlife and got wet (the locals say it rains 370 days a year). One of the forests we hiked through is famous for inspiring part of the film Princess Mononoke (I'm sure I've told everyone this already but it was one of the most magical places I have seen). After exhausting ourselves and enjoying a quiet ...
... 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 ...
... 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.