Hotel Okura Fukuoka
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- Swimming pool
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... The rest of us took a train from Hakata Station to Michiko's office building. This building is the city headquarters for a number of departments including health and mental health. We went to the 8th floor of the building where there is a public share space where we met 6 students and their parents. Kumiko Asami also joined us here. We had a nice reception, where we were given a souvenir book of the Spring tour and Sachiko ...
... we hopped onto a bus that took us to the starting point of our boat ride along the network of canals that flow through the city. It was a beautiful sunny day - perfect! There were about a dozen of us that filled the river boat called "donko bune" and we set off on a quiet peaceful journey along a very picturesque route. The boat was propelled by a man in traditional dress using a long bamboo pole. Our "driver" kept up a steady dialogue in ...
... 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 ...
... told me about the festival), and followed them to some prime seats just a couple feet from the river's edge on some concrete raisers built into the ground. Gathered up and ready (the group of glaringly obvious foreigners haha) we could hear the drums to signal the floats coming down the street on their way to the river.
First of all, let me just say they did NOT joke when it came to the size of the floats... they were gigantic... Two thick wooden ...
... 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! ...