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We checked out of our hotel in Hiroshima and took a street car to the bullet train to Fukuoka.
Arriving to the city, we did the mistake of taking the green bus to the hotel. It took it 75 minutes to travel 5 km. We wanted to kill the driver. :)
We arrived at the huge hotel and checked in. We weren't upgraded at first from our executive deluxe room on the 30th floor, but after a chat with the front desk manager, we were upgraded to a gorgeous ...
... 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!
... The officer let it go since the address was correct. My one big problem came when he asked for my departure date and flight information. Oh no. O_O..... I didn't have one. I swear the man gave me a "I'm disappointed in you" look. Thankfully he cut me some slack because it was my first time there. Hahahaha even though I told him that I was leaving around the 10th of August he still game me a 90 day Visa.
One quick stop through the Visitor's Center and I was on my way ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...