Plaza Hotel Tosu
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... suite on the 33rd floor.
The club lounge at the hotel proved to be a sad joke, as was the lacking service.
Still, we're in the 3rd biggest suite in the hotel, for free (points).
Dinner was an ordinary pizza. As we dud not have time to go out, we just hung out by the hotel and inhaled the beautiful views of the sea and the Fukuoka Tower.
Tomorrow morning we're off back to Seoul in South Korea, for the final two days of our adventure.
... Sadly I only got to spend a few hours here as I transferred back to Tokyo from Fukuoka. My two Swiss friends spent a few says in Fukuoka as they sailed to Korea from its port and I sort of wish I could have stayed a little longer because it looked like they had a great time!
... were not allowed, but I took a picture of the pamphlet for you!
On my way out of the park towards the metro, I passed by a family that seemed to be lost. I was quite amused to see the father turning the map around in a circle, as if that would help him find his way. I gave them a hand on figuring out where they were, and when I was about to leave he said "You speak really good English for a Japanese". Seriously?!? I could have sworn I asked him earlier " Are y'all ...
... more and give them a quick glance as I strode by.
Walked to the Fukuoka Castle Ruins and Ohori park as well. Quite a long hike but passed through the main central area (Tenjin) on the way so "saw the town". Not so amazing although the Canal Shopping Arcade was OK (next to the Tenjin area). It was built in the mid 1990's and is a bit futuristic even now. Has an impressive fountain too. Like all the other malls and arcades there ...
... or isn't.
I hopped off, crossed the street, and saw a giant escalator which went up about three stories. What was beyond it, I had no idea, until I got up there. But I assumed correctly that it took me where I wanted to go, "Peace Park."
Peace Park is full of little statues (my hands just instinctively typed statutes, I had to correct it... thanks law school) and sculptures, each representing something to do with peace. I attached a picture of some large ...