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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!
... I took it as a compliment and moved on.
The following 3.5 hours became "how many shrines and temples can Christina see before they close at 5pm?" Well the answer is 10, well 11 if you count Gokoku Shrine. I ran around and saw 3 Shrines and 8 Temples. I got lost 5 times, mostly because I ended up walking into peoples homes by accident. I got bitten by probably a swarm of mosquitoes (they don't look as scary as China mosquitoes). At my last Shrine, I was tired, ...
... 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 ...
... thing. But the two notable items in Peace Park are the Fountain of Peace and the Peace Statue.
The Peace Statue is very impressive, at almost 30 feet tall. The man's right hand is pointing up to the heavens, his left hand points toward where the bomb dropped, and his face is supposed to be in deep prayer (prayer for peace).
The Fountain of Peace was actually just a pool of peace that early in the morning. I wonder if there was just no peace at that ...