Nishitetsu Inn Fukuoka
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Today we said goodbye to our lovely hosts on Yakushima and Made our way back to the ferry port dropping off our little car on the way. The sea was a little choppy on the way back and we could see from the weather report that the temperature had dropped on the mainland in our absence. We took a taxi to the station on arrival and boarded a train to Fukuoka. Back on the shinkansen we were again treated ...
... to it all. Quite reminiscent of Shanghai in the 1930's.
There was also an interesting exhibit about the Hakata Gion Yamakasa, which is a local festival in this area. It's origins are based on festivals that used to occur in earlier days to pray against diseases, especially in the face of the hot, steamy summers. The Yamakasa (float) used to be part of a quiet festival with the huge structures paraded through the various districts, but sometime in ...
... attendant came to our rescue, pointing out that we needed to change platforms for the next train. We finally got onto what ended up being a special train to Dazaifu, beautifully decorated, and solely devoted to taking passengers to Dazaifu, which we found was the end of the line.
Dazaifu is a lovely little town, especially around the train station. It owes its name to an office called the Dazaifu or Government-General ...
We chose Fukuoka as a starting point in Japan, as it was a short plane hop from South Korea, and it took us into South West Japan. This created a straight line route up towards Tokyo via other major attractions using the fast rail networks.
We were both excited to be in Japan so we left the hotel happy to walk through the streets and parks people watching and absorbing a totally new culture, rather than using ...
Today was my final day in japan so I decided to use the free bike rental token I'd been given by my hostel for staying for 3 nights. Although there isn't much of specific interest in Fukuoka I found that it was a great city to cycle around. It has a couple of nice parks, one of which has a huge lake in the middle and a small Japanese garden which were both ...