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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!
... Spring, and the floats leave the Kushida Shrine at 4:59 AM and race for 5 Kilometer. I posted the video below as well as the result of videotaping to so close to the runners in one of the smaller streets.
After the festival I ran back to the apartment to change (see picture for the reason why...). Good timing on my part, because 10 minutes after I arrived it started pouring outside. Since the weather was not that great for the next 2 hours I decided to do all ...
... to walk the extra mile and check it out. Well either I went on the wrong day, or at the wrong time, or don't understand the word "lively" as I should have saved my shoe leather. It certainly wasn't lively and the street wasn't exactly packed with vendors but I did count three carts so I guess the "carts" bit was correct.
Also checked the water front area out when I was reserving my ticket to Busan. So that's it for Japan. Next stop ...
... entrance, the lady had just unlocked the door to let me into the museum.
Once I entered the exhibit, it was dark inside, with a quiet ticking sound persisting, like the second hand on a clock. And then I see in a class case on the wall, a clock which was pretty smashed up, but it's very clear that it was 11:02 when it stopped working, the exact time the bomb was dropped. A few wall clocks like this exist in the museum. The next room showed the heaps of twisted metal ...
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