Kurume Hotel Esprit
No availability found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
Photos of Kurume Hotel Esprit
TripAdvisor Reviews Kurume Hotel Esprit
Travel Blogs from Kurume
... The front entrance of the restaurant has a kind of vending machine where you select your choice of broth and additions such as eggs, spring onions and garlic. Once we had figured this out the machine presented us with two tickets for our meals. We we're shown to a booth with a privacy screen to allow you to slurp your ramen to your heart's content! On the table was a form to individualise ...
... s it turned into a dynamic dash. The ancient Yamakasas were very tall structures, representing historical and literary heroes through dolls and decorations, and were 10 metres high, but with the advent of electric poles, the Yamakasa is now smaller. Every 15 July there is a pre-dawn race around the town, with the floats pulled by young men, dressed in the loin cloth of old, being spurred on both at the front and back of the floats by 3 or 4 men sitting at ...
... up the street, but was unable to tell us what it was called (very little English, just very kind). It looked like a hard waffle-like biscuit, wrapped in seaweed and it too was very tasty. He was delighted we enjoyed it and went on his way.
We had a look around the Shrine and surrounds, and had hoped to explore the Kyushu National Museum but, unfortunately, it was closed.
We walked back to the station and boarded a ...
... 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 ...
... amazingly friendly as were the customers. We left, armed with the usual 'I'm a vegetarian' translations on a postcard and a good local knowledge of what to do in Fukuoka.
It was such a relaxed friendly atmosphere we could have stayed there all night, but were very disciplined and left after two beers which avoided a leaving party and arriving party on consecutive nights.