Travel Blogs from Okawa
... 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.
I really, really wanted to go to Fukuoka, I'd heard that it was such an amazing city and almost like the Tokyo of the west of Japan. When I arrived at Hakata Station I was proved right, it was very much like Tokyo, extremely busy, bustling and looked like a load of fun!
... Spring, and the floats leave the Kushida Shrine at 4:59 AM and race for 5 Kilometer. I posted the video below as well as the result of videotaping to so close to the runners in one of the smaller streets.
After the festival I ran back to the apartment to change (see picture for the reason why...). Good timing on my part, because 10 minutes after I arrived it started pouring outside. Since the weather was not that great for the next 2 hours I decided to do all ...
... 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", ...
... and their belongings. Shadows left on walls, melted rosaries, and severe skin-melting burns.
The whole museum was sobering. It finished with a recap on which countries have how many nukes, and that was it. Just as I was leaving, a few school groups were funneling their way into the exhibit.
From there I walked down to ground zero, where you can see (encased in glass), a portion of the ground that was preserved after the blast. I took my time walking ...