Hotel Okura Fukuoka
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... for the whole trip, telling about the history of the area and pointing out interesting sites along the way. At times, he would sing some songs from the area as he poled. We passed by many houses along the shore, wildlife including herons, turtles, and ducks, and interesting monuments, statues, and flowers. We passed under 13 bridges, some so low that we all had to duck down very low in the boat in order to avoid hitting our heads. We were on the boat ...
... Finally we went to Haruyo's house for dinner where Haruyo had prepared some delicious Japanese food for us. Needless to say, we are eating a lot of good food here! We spent a wonderful evening along with Haruyo's husband Tadashi and her sister Harumi. Even though we all could not speak each other's language, we still were able to share stories, laugh a lot, and enjoy each other's company. It was a very special ...
... on the shoulders of up to 20 boys and men, a large and ornately carved wooden shrine floated between the beams, its sides draped in colorful cloth and gold bells. Inside the shrine were musicians hidden from view playing repeating melodic tunes with drums and tinkling chimes. On top of the shrine were long spindly plastic tubes covered in rainbow strips of paper that bounced with each step like the many legs of a spider. Men were also standing on top of the ...
... was closed by the time we arrived. We were greeted with boarded up stalls, wet concrete and the smell of fish. Then walked for 45 mins to a yatai (pop-up restaurant), which we'd read we really should eat in to experience the local cuisine and culture - it transpired we were walking in the wrong direction! You can imagine our euphoria to discover that - and then, to top it all off, it started to rain! ...
... of the country.
2) The train system just works.
Really well. Again, you probably knew this already, but it's not just that the trains are consistently on time. It's the little details, like signs telling you where to queue for the train doors, with alternate trains stopping in slightly different places so you can queue in the right place, even if your train isn't next.
Each of the ...