Kanko Hotel Kobayashiso
Travel Blogs from Kurume
We checked out of our hotel in Hiroshima and took a street car to the bullet train to Fukuoka.
Arriving to the city, we did the mistake of taking the green bus to the hotel. It took it 75 minutes to travel 5 km. We wanted to kill the driver. :)
We arrived at the huge hotel and checked in. We weren't upgraded at first from our executive deluxe room on the 30th floor, but after a chat with the front desk manager, we were upgraded to a gorgeous ...
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!
... apartment. I was lucky to find a small traditional apartment near the subway station. I managed to get there in one piece only because the Japanese are the nicest and most helpful people I have ever met. One lady game me directions outside the metro, and when I realized that I couldn't use my phone, a passerby let me use his to contact Shinichi-san, my landlord.
The actual apartment is tiny. I posted more pictures below, but what I loved the most was the bedroom. ...
... 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 ...
... Though I never went in because it too was closed, and I never came back to enter, the entrance is constantly open to the public. You walk into a large circle surrounded by nicely trimmed trees to shield you from the noise and view of outside. This walkway you enter takes you to the right, circling around this massive circular pool. You walk all the way around this pool, which is something like 19 meters in diameter, until you can enter. This slow walk around the calming ...
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