Hotel New Otani Hakata
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- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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We had a very nice buffet breakfast at our hotel this morning. At 9 am Kumiko Asami arrived in front of the hotel in her little green Suzuki to pick us up and take us to the train station where we met Haruyo Handa and Kazuko Yamaguchi. Haruyo had arranged for us to spend a day going to nearby Yanagawa City and Dazaifu. We all purchased our tickets which included the return trip train ride, bus, and lunch. The train to Yanagawa took about 45 minutes. ...
... tea and sweets. Following this, I made the presentation of our gifts from JKH to the group. The ladies were so thrilled with the plaque and the boxed engraved pen sets that I gave to each of the members. We spent a very enjoyable time sharing stories and asking questions of each other. The ladies proudly showed us some of the other amazing projects that they had created and had on display on the walls and ...
... due to enter the water at 3. It was now 2, plenty of time to eat some delicious fried and fatty festival food. I ate Yakisoba (literally "fried noodles"), bacon wrapped rice on a stick, french fries, fresh lemonade, cheese balls, and a kiwi parfait that the kind women spent a good five minutes on perfecting it so it looked exactly like the picture. Totally worth the wait.
We ran into other JETs and friends that were attending (including two of the girls ...
... near the hotel (suggested to us by a guy James asked in the street, who placed his hand on James' waist while speaking - he talked for a while!) and the lady recommended some umeshu (plum wine) for Millie - very sweet and very delicious. She also laughed at our Japanese but was helpful enough to correct our terrible pronunciation and put up with our practising. All in all, a mediocre day finished with a great ...
... 8211; even though they are not expected to be there. Others have just left the key in view on the door for us when we arrived.
14) Unless you are near a market, a good range of fresh fruit is tricky to come by.
The local supermarkets have a small selection of dodgy-looking bananas and maybe an apple at best. The best way we have found to get some worthwhile fruit is to buy jellies with fruit in them! Tasty ...