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Nearing Fukuoka Castle Ruins  
   

Nearing Fukuoka Castle Ruins

A Rainy Weekend in Fukuoka, Japan: Part II

February 1st 2010
The next morning it was still overcast and raining on and off, so we gave the 'hogs' a rest, grabbed the umbrella, and opted to walk/take the metro. Our first stop was Ohori Park, a large, gorgeous, park with a pond in the middle of it. The pond was previously used as a moat for Fukuoka Castle (whose ruins we visited later in the day). After walking a semi circle around the pond, we found the ... read more
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