Hotel Monterey Lasoeur Fukuoka
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... views flying past the window. Fukuoka had a lightly feel to it and lots of nice looking shops and cafes. There is a distinct French influence with croissant shops and patisseries. Our hotel was very posh and we felt a bit scruffy in our walking gear... After a freshen up we headed out for some dinner. We had heard this was the birthplace of tonkatsu ramen and that the place to go was ...
The displays were very interesting with English translations, which was great. It is hard to be involved if no translation is available. Many of the rooms had the various samurai suits of armour, which I always enjoy looking at but, unfortunately, there was also a request not to take photographs of many of them.
The exhibition then went on to more modern times, including a replica of Japan's first car, and the setting had a very ...
... which was established around 1300 years ago and which ruled all of Kyushu for some 500 years.
One of the main attractions is the Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, dedicated to Sugawara Michizane, the God of learning and it is apparently very popular with those praying for academic success. The shrine was constructed in 1591 and is surrounded by lots of beautiful trees, including many plum trees.
On the way to the temple, ...
... evenings bar, we managed a pleasant conversation despite the owners not speaking any English. Bizarrely we told them all about our travels, and what we were hoping to see in Japan. In return they told us all about Koi fish, sumo wrestling and the tsunami.
All this was somehow achieved using sign language, miming, pointing and a pen and paper. It was like playing real life Pictionary - an odd but very enjoyable ...
... fix of my favourite Japanese dish, ramen noodles, in a place which was a self proclaimed 'ramen stadium' which is apparently one of the best in Japan. I picked up a few final presents and had a last go in one of the Japanese arcades before heading back to the hostel to sort my things for the flight. Tomorrow I fly to Bangkok, Thailand arriving around 2ish local ...