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Travel Blogs from Okawa
... Pollock caviar. Crazy salty but really good. Followed by more amazing food, skewers with chicken skin, chicken balls, pork, pork fat, beef and I'm not really sure about the other two but I'm sure it's probably for the best I don't know. Then for the final course a massive bowl of Ramen. Sorry forgot to get a photo of it before digging in. As the home of Ramen this of course was the best I've had this trip!! A great final meal for ...
... 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!
Caught a bus to Fukuoka - my rail pass is finished. Buses are about half the price of rail, although that does depend on whether you get a fast train ( Shinkensen), a super express, an express or a local train. I wanted to try the intercity buses and it was only a 2.5 hour ride anyway. Pretty good too.
Continually surprised by how hilly ( mountains!!!) Japan is, and how much is covered by forest. The trip from Nagasaki to Fukuoka ...