Toyoko Inn Nishitetsu Kurumeeki Higashiguchi
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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!
... but I wanted to see the Kushida Shrine again. The previous day, although I had been there for the Festival, it had been so crowded that I truly could not appreciate how peaceful it was. I'm glad that I ended up going again because I met a business man that on his was home from work stopped by to pray. We ended up talking and I spent a few minutes learning a bit about the Shinto religion.
This ends my little trip to Fukuoka. Stay tuned because Kumamoto is next!
... 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 woke up early this morning to get out the door early and exploring before catching my train to Fukuoka at 2pm.
This morning breakfast was graciously supplied by the hostel: a piece of thick toast, jam, and a "hard" boiled egg. This was the worst egg I've ever had to peel in my life. It took me about 5 minutes to peel it. Think about that, it may not sound horrible at first blush, but FIVE freakin' minutes, bit by bit, peeling off little specks at a time. Then I ...