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... in the windows with English titles. The food turned out to be OK but not great. I was quite disappointed since I had had my heart set on ramen, a Fukuoka specialty but there were no ramen places that I could find here. We left the restaurant and spent about an hour browsing through shops and buying a few things then headed back to the hotel. We were almost at the hotel when John reached in his pocket to discover to his horror ...
... 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 ...
Hi Ann-Marie, Joy, and Tama, We have been having the most wonderful time in Japan! There are so many memorable moments every day. Our 10-day tour at the beginning was really fantastic - we saw so many beautiful and interesting places, learned a lot about Japan, and met many wonderful people. we stayed in amazing hotels and ate delicious meals everywhere. One of our best days of the trip so far was our arrival day ...
... 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 ...
... deciding to commit to finding a yatai in the main area (so close to giving up!) and asking A LOT of people on the streets to point us in the right direction, we found some yatai and dived in the only one with seats, which actually was empty (perhaps due to the wrestling posters plastered on the facade - didn't really have walls! - and the rather scary looking one-eyed bar man/chef). There was no English ...
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