Toyoko Inn Hakata-guchi Ekimae
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... asking you to select strength of broth, spiciness, noodle softness and extra orders. Once this was filled in you press the button and a hatch opens. You can't see your server but a polite hand appears to take your sheet and then a few minutes later it returns with your dinner! The ramen was by far the best we have ever had and the odd experience of ordering and eating in the booth made it lots of ...
... I think it would be a fabulous festival to attend - it looked fairly fast and furious.
Fukuoka was practically destroyed as a result of bombing raids in WWII and it is a very modern and interesting city. While it is large by our standards, there are not many really tall buildings and the city has managed to develop a really pleasant atmosphere. It's busy but not hectic. We have really enjoyed our time here.
Tomorrow we travel to Oita.
... up the street, but was unable to tell us what it was called (very little English, just very kind). It looked like a hard waffle-like biscuit, wrapped in seaweed and it too was very tasty. He was delighted we enjoyed it and went on his way.
We had a look around the Shrine and surrounds, and had hoped to explore the Kyushu National Museum but, unfortunately, it was closed.
We walked back to the station and boarded a ...
... evenings bar, we managed a pleasant conversation despite the owners not speaking any English. Bizarrely we told them all about our travels, and what we were hoping to see in Japan. In return they told us all about Koi fish, sumo wrestling and the tsunami.
All this was somehow achieved using sign language, miming, pointing and a pen and paper. It was like playing real life Pictionary - an odd but very enjoyable ...
... fix of my favourite Japanese dish, ramen noodles, in a place which was a self proclaimed 'ramen stadium' which is apparently one of the best in Japan. I picked up a few final presents and had a last go in one of the Japanese arcades before heading back to the hostel to sort my things for the flight. Tomorrow I fly to Bangkok, Thailand arriving around 2ish local ...