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Travel Blogs from Kurume
... this is where the castle was"
Ohori Park is quite big and has a nice lake to walk around, but is really just a park with trees (nice in the autumn). It was pretty deserted although it was Thursday and some people have to work.
Because I was so close to Nishijin Shotengai when I went to Ohori Park, and my map guide said "a lively market street filled with vendors selling fresh fish, vegetables and fruits from carts", ...
... I reached the clouds.
On the rest of the ride up, and the start of my ride back down, I felt like I was in Jurassic park. There was nothing but thick green trees and shrubbery surrounding my glass-walled lift, as I stared down at the cables disappearing into the dense fog. The lady operating the lift made announcements over the intercom, which surely alerted any nearby dinosaurs of our whereabouts. I hopped off at the top and was greeted by an employee who was stuck ...
Softly lit river tour boats glide across the placid canals passing banks lined with tiny bamboo food stalls each releasing a cloud of steam carrying the aroma of freshly cooked seafood. Young musicians line the canal banks next to a few costumed mime actors.
This is a lay-over stop at this lovely seaside resort city and I was not disappointed when I was forced ...
... she explained that the dark passage represented our path through life, never knowing what may come and the iron ring is attached to the heart of the Buddha, who can offer you guidance. Having missed the ring, I think we all know where I'm going!
Also in the grounds is a five story pagoda, each story representing one element of which the Buddhist universe is constituted i.e. from bottom to top - soil, water, fire, wind and sky. The golden dome atop the pagoda ...
... claim the jackets 'breathe' but obviously not fast or hard enough - must follow the Japanese example and buy umbrellas.
The limp to the pharmacy was slow and painful, but on arrival, the pharmacist was very helpful, speaking very good English, and I managed to get what I needed. Andy had found the location of a large toy store, via the internet, and we thought we'd visit that. However, walking was causing me so much pain we abandoned the ...
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