Kurume Washington Hotel Plaza
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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!
A little authors note first: I'll be writing a lot more information in each picture so be sure to click on them. Also each post will cover my entire stay in that city. Fukuoka 7/14 - 17Th.
To say that I was bouncing off the walls is putting it mildly. I have been waiting well over 10 years for this and it's finally happening. I was ready 2 days prior with 2 contingency plans in place if my route to the HK Airport didn't pan out. It's a good thing I had the for sight ...
... 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 ...
... top. He had a rifle strapped around his chest, and large tranquilizer bullets on his belt. He offered me a sidearm and whistle for the duration of my visit at the top, should anything happen. I was allowed to stay at the top as long as I liked. The lift would leave every 15 or 20 minutes. I declined the sidearm but took the whistle. I didn't need to accidentally shoot anybody at the top and get in trouble with the authorities before I get back to start classes.