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August 8th 2018
Published: August 8th 2018
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Dear All Greetings from Fukuoka, the largest city on the island of Kyushu, and at just over 1.5 million people, the sixth largest in Japan. It is definitely an urban centre, it’s been good to have arrived here, and although there really isn’t that much to see and do in the city itself, it’s been a great place in which to spend my final three nights in Japan. Indeed, this is my last stop on ... Read Full Entry



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Dejima Island, NagasakiDejima Island, Nagasaki
Dejima Island, Nagasaki

Could this be a caricature statue of a Dutch tradesman?!
Train from Nagasaki to FukuokaTrain from Nagasaki to Fukuoka
Train from Nagasaki to Fukuoka

I had the front seat - during station stops, the glass was frosted
Train from Nagasaki to FukuokaTrain from Nagasaki to Fukuoka
Train from Nagasaki to Fukuoka

As we were travelling, the glass became clear again! Great front row seat views!
Gofuku-MachiGofuku-Machi
Gofuku-Machi

"Gofuku Town" - an area in Fukuoka. Be careful how you pronounce it...!
Random SquareRandom Square
Random Square

Just any old square, in Fukuoka!
Fukuoka by NightFukuoka by Night
Fukuoka by Night

Naka-gawa River - that is actually a star in the top-right corner of the photo. My new camera seems to be able to take good photos of the night sky!
Fukuoka by NightFukuoka by Night
Fukuoka by Night

Towards my Capsule Hotel for the night
Fukuoka by NightFukuoka by Night
Fukuoka by Night

Getting closer I think
Fukuoka by NightFukuoka by Night
Fukuoka by Night

Here it is - on the eighth floor of this central building, in the neon-light bustle of Fukuoka
First Cabin Capsule Hotel, FukuokaFirst Cabin Capsule Hotel, Fukuoka
First Cabin Capsule Hotel, Fukuoka

This was my pod for the night, F23, on the left
First Cabin Capsule Hotel, FukuokaFirst Cabin Capsule Hotel, Fukuoka
First Cabin Capsule Hotel, Fukuoka

My capsule for the night
First Cabin Capsule Hotel, FukuokaFirst Cabin Capsule Hotel, Fukuoka
First Cabin Capsule Hotel, Fukuoka

Floor map - F23 highlighted in red, right in the middle
First Cabin Capsule Hotel, FukuokaFirst Cabin Capsule Hotel, Fukuoka
First Cabin Capsule Hotel, Fukuoka

My capsule the next morning, after a fairly good night's sleep
First Cabin Capsule Hotel, FukuokaFirst Cabin Capsule Hotel, Fukuoka
First Cabin Capsule Hotel, Fukuoka

Like any other ordinary building from the outside - somewhere there, on the eighth floor, was my 2m x 2m x 1m (roughly) capsule for the night



9th August 2018

Shame we miss each other
Would have been a pleasure to meet up with you in Japan, I have a feeling we would have had a great time together. Enjoy Korea too my friend, it's been a pleasure to read about your time in Japan!
9th August 2018

Indeed a shame...
Indeed it is a shame that we have missed each other in Japan. I also believe we would have had a good time together. Still, I look forward very much to reading about your upcoming travels there. Just arrived in South Korea - so far it seems so different, but looking forward to exploring further.
18th August 2018

Sadness over comes you
So glad you've found comfort and pleasure in Japan. A nice wrap up. I feel like you might go back some day. I'm glad you've enjoyed flitting around Japan on sonic trains. You've visited a dose of history and it seems to have left an impact. Travel is an amazing education. We always think we know about something but there is always more to learn.
18th August 2018

Japan
Thank you Merry! I really did enjoy Japan, there was something magical and spiritual about the country for me. It will leave a lasting impression I'm sure.

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