Hotel New Otani Kumamoto
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... street in Hakata comprised of some 130 shops. We found some interesting shops where we bought some small Hakata type ornaments as well as an art print at at paper shop. We had our lunch at the shopping arcade at LA Hamburger shop. We had burgers, fries, beer, and coffee - an all-American meal. We made a short stop at a nearby shrine called Kushida Shrine. The Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival a renowned summer event in Hakata is dedicated to this shrine. Next ...
... fish cooked whole in a soy ginger sauce, sea urchin, and river eel. After lunch we wandered through the village taking some time to enjoy a beautiful Japanese garden outside of the restaurant, and an old European style home that belonged to an aristocratic family. The home in now used for weddings and receptions. We also toured quickly through a small museum housing samurai artifacts before taking a shuttle bus back to the train station. We took a ...
... for ages now and we hadn't had a place to make it so this was our opportunity. We found a butcher and he cut us off a small bit of beef to use. It looked so good and was really cheap. We went and got some cheap dinner and headed back to the hostel. A bit later Dave made the tataki and we sat and had it with some sake. It was delicious. So tender, just the best beef. It's unbelievable that such good quality beef is so ...
... When you arrive, the beds are packed away and they prepare them for you later. There was a low table and we had green tea, a teapot and a hot water container. Through some doors was a seating area, a bit like a conservatory. Then there was an outdoor balcony with more seating looking out into the forest. It was amazing. There were the traditional yukata robes and a little jacket that you wear when staying so we quickly changed. The ryokan had 6 private onsen for guests ...
So after a couple of days it was time to set off for my next stop which was to be Kumamoto which is in Kyushu the southern part of Japan, I had a rough plan forming for the next few days and it started with a day trip to Himeji before the long Shinkansen ride South to see the recently reopened castle which was quite a sight, it only reopened in the last few weeks after extensive repairs and restoration and made for an impressive ...