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Travel Blogs from Kurume
... many shoppers - not sure how all the shops survive. Canal City also has a floor ( well nearly a floor) of restaurants that are just Ramen noodle places. You only go to that food area if you want Ramen!!!
The castle ruins were....... !!!! Just the stone walls around where the castle was are left. So can you call that "castle ruins"? Quite a big site, and where the "castle was" there are sports facilities ( tennis courts etc) and ...
... 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 ...
... to a 5 star hotel because of a crowded convention.
Oh, a funny incident happened on the way here; I board the modern Korean bullet train and quickly stuff my backpack and duffel bag on the open overhead racks as the aircraft-like cabin fills with people. As the train accelerates to its 120 mph clip I look around and notice all the people on the other side of the ...
... to find an Andersen's (as per Ueno) cafe, where we broke our fast with a bacon and (runny) egg, toasted sandwich and as much coffee as you can drink included. Stomachs full, we ventured up a main street towards the harbour and soon came across the Tochoji Temple, housing the, now, second largest wooden seated Buddha in Japan.
A lovely lady guide showed us around the temple and through 'the hill', a passage under the dais on which sits the statue. In ...
... has been a brick, so I hope I can find something to do tomorrow that will compensate.
This site is offline tomorrow, for planned maintenance apparently, so we might not be able to blog. That being the case, we change location to Kyoto on Wednesday and will do our best to put on anther entry as soon as we can.
Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible and we thank you for your patience and continued interest in our humble efforts.
Other places to stay in Kurume
339 Higashimachi, Kurume | Hotelfrom $80
34-2 Higashimachi, Kurume | 3 star hotelfrom $53
29-10 Higashimachi, Kurume | Hotelfrom $46
18 Hiyoshimachi, Kurume | Hotelfrom $48
3-93-4 Tenjin, Kurume | Hotelfrom $65
16-1 Mutsumon-machi, Kurume | Hotelfrom $54
1-6 Tenjinmachi, Kurume | Hotelfrom $43
15-3 Mutsumon-machi, Kurume | Hotelfrom $14
900 Higashikushiharamachi, Kurume | Hotelfrom $136
2-14 Chuomachi, Kurume | Hotelfrom $60
87 Kushiharamachi, Kurume | Hotelfrom $79
17-30 Mutsumonmachi, Kurume | Hotelfrom $25