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... views flying past the window. Fukuoka had a lightly feel to it and lots of nice looking shops and cafes. There is a distinct French influence with croissant shops and patisseries. Our hotel was very posh and we felt a bit scruffy in our walking gear... After a freshen up we headed out for some dinner. We had heard this was the birthplace of tonkatsu ramen and that the place to go was ...
Today it was fine. It is surprising how it lifts your spirits when it is not raining. Not that we have let it stop us exploring, but it was good to not worry about getting soaked. Still very cool though.
With the help of a young attendant at the railway station, we found the bus to take us to Fukuoka Tower. We thought it might be an ant-climax after the TOKYO Tower, but we were very impressed with the structure and, even though it wasn't sunny, we ...
... to watch workers in the many small shops lining the street to the temple, making umegae-mochi which is a sweet rice cake with bean jam, and a local specialty. We went into a lovely little shop, with beautiful gardens (but it was too cold to sit outside). I ordered a coffee and a umegae-mochi, which was quite delicious. A young man sitting at the next table and who had been watching us, then handed us another delicacy that he had ...
... cater to males seeking drinks and attentive conversation. The hostesses will light cigarettes, pour drinks, offer flirtatious conversation, and sing karaoke to entertain customers. Hostesses can be seen as the modern equivalent of geishas, providing entertainment to individual and groups of business men.
Of note, these are platonic establishments frequented by men and women.
Once we had returned to ...
... tarmac before the pilot changed his mind and hit the gas hard to take us up and away from the airport. We were informed over the tannoy in broken english something about the pilot and wind, I guess we will never know what his drama was.
Anyway, after 30 minutes of circling with a very nervous K, we landed on a different runway relieved to be on Japanese terra firma. That was the last flight ...