Hotel Route Inn Saga Ekimae
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... suite on the 33rd floor.
The club lounge at the hotel proved to be a sad joke, as was the lacking service.
Still, we're in the 3rd biggest suite in the hotel, for free (points).
Dinner was an ordinary pizza. As we dud not have time to go out, we just hung out by the hotel and inhaled the beautiful views of the sea and the Fukuoka Tower.
Tomorrow morning we're off back to Seoul in South Korea, for the final two days of our adventure.
I really, really wanted to go to Fukuoka, I'd heard that it was such an amazing city and almost like the Tokyo of the west of Japan. When I arrived at Hakata Station I was proved right, it was very much like Tokyo, extremely busy, bustling and looked like a load of fun!
... Castle Ruins. The castle was within a huge park, and it was truly peaceful walking around in the light rain. I managed to take a few pictures of various sites, some with the help of very kind people. Following the castle, I ended up at Gokoku Shrine simply because I had not found the entrance to the Fukuoka City Art Museum. I must have been lucky because when I left the Shrine through a different entrance the museum was in front of me across the street. ...
... 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 ...
... observatory. Under dull lights there were two vending machines. I was thirsty, so I chose the drink that gave me the most for the same price as the others. Of course, it tasted like ****. It was some sort of weird tea or coffee thing, but either way there was no sweetener, and a bitter aftertaste. I walked back, waited a couple minutes for the lift to leave, then rode back to the bottom while I took a quick video of the city view.
I walked about a half hour ...