Hotel Okura Fukuoka
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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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 ...
... chanting and a great public respect for the best athletes. This was shown most when I was ushered away from walking across the path of one famous fighter(the biggest person I've ever seen!). It was probably partly for my safety as if I had bumped into him I would have been crushed! The Japanese went crazy for him and I saw middle aged women walking away giggling with glee. Most clashes ended with one ...
... how all the delicious food is made (from my dish-washing station at the end of the kitchen) and we even get to try a lot of it during staff meals and during events. The two weeks we spent here literally flew by and we helped to host a wedding and live music event during the last lunar eclipse! And since we loved the place so darn much we decided to spend another two weeks here as our last wwoof host in Japan.
At this point I am getting rather far behind in ...
... and heard about some of their many rituals and beliefs (bordering on superstition—many rituals are performed to keep the evil spirits away or to conjure blessings). This is indeed a different culture...diversity makes for a much more interesting world.
Fukuoka Day 2
Steve: Solo traveller studying to be a corporate lawyer in London, Steve stayed in our room in Hiroshima and joined us in our travels.
Alistair: House mate, friend and Anime enthusiast, with three prior visits to Japan under his belt, his sound understanding of Nihongo (Japanese Language) made him the Japanese Master.
David: My other friend and house mate who was far too tall for Japan, David ...