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Asia » Japan » Fukuoka » Fukuoka March 28th 2015

Nach einer arbeitsreichen Woche hatte ich heute ein wenig Zeit in die Kirschblütenfeststimmung einzutauchen: sehr besonders und bezaubernd :) Morgen geht es dann auf nach Tokio........ read more
Im Matsuri Park
Schloss im Matsuri Park
Eine japanische Braut

Asia » Japan » Fukuoka » Fukuoka March 23rd 2015

Lazy sunday.... und zum ersten Mal so richtig genervt, dass ich einfach nichts rund um mich verstehe :)... read more
Sonnenuntergang im Ohori Park
Aussicht vom Nishi Park

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Asia » Japan » Fukuoka » Fukuoka March 17th 2015

.... war es Zeit für einen Strandspaziergang :)... read more
Fukuoka Tower

Asia » Japan » Fukuoka » Fukuoka November 6th 2014

Am 4.11 bin ich um 5:30 aufgestanden, um so früh wie möglich nach Mishima zu fahren, um mich mit Haga-sensei zu treffen, der eine Hakone Besichtigung geplant hatte. In der Aula des Hotels wurde ich von einem Weihnachtsbaum begrüßt, und ich dachte, dass in Europa es jeder zu früh findet, wenn im November die Schokolade verkauft wird. 10 Minuten später habe ich ein Ungetüm von einem Baum in der Eingangshalle einer Firma gesehen. In Mishima war ich kurzzeitig orientierungslos, doch glücklicherweise war mein Führer für den Tag gleich zur Stelle. Er hatte geplant eine gesamte Rundfahrt um das Hakonegebiet zu machen. Das Wetter war ein schöner angenehmer Herbsttag und ich habe zum ersten Mal die richtige Herbstfärbung Japans gesehen. Es ist wirklich sehr schön, aber ich habe mir gedacht, dass wir das auch haben könnten. Unsere ... read more
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Asia » Japan » Fukuoka » Fukuoka October 9th 2014

FINALLY…. Sunshine and Fukuoka, Japan Note: We are at sea and the photos do not want to publish! Will send photos of Fukuoka when we get to shore. 7am in full sunshine, for the first time in more than 2 weeks, we came into the beautiful Port of Hakata in Fukuoka, Japan on the Sea of Japan. If I knew any Japanese at all, I might consider moving here part of the year. It is a city of 1.2 million but feels smaller. The streets are all tree lined with old interspersed with modern high rises. Yes, there are 7-11’s, Kinkos, Mc Donalds and all the things you’d expect to see in any large city but there are also beautiful stores, parks, Shinto Shrines and clean spacious beaches. The first place we visited this morning was ... read more

Asia » Japan » Fukuoka » Fukuoka October 6th 2014

Washi Paper, Magnolia Leaves and Thatch Roofs What a bonus that we did not go to Tokyo! Although I’m sure Tokyo would have been amazing, we traded it for a very special treat about an hour and half into the mountains outside of Kanazawa, Japan. Our day started at 8:30am with a trip into the misty mountains east of Kanazawa. It was raining when we left the ship but slowly became a light to heavy mist as we made our way on the modern toll ways and eventually on a mountain road toward Gokayama, Japan where amazingly beautiful papers have been made by hand for the last 1200 years. The paper is made from Mulberry bark and Hollyhock and goes through a long process of steaming the bark then stripping it, snow bleaching it by hanging ... read more

Asia » Japan » Fukuoka » Fukuoka March 24th 2014

Weekend Adventures Hiroshima, Fukuoka, and Kure Friday 3/21 We went into Hiroshima and did some shopping and went to some restaurants. With my rail pass expiring on Saturday, this was a chance to make sure I pick up the omiyage that I needed. It was raining during the day, but we mostly stayed in the covered shopping streets and managed to stay mostly dry. In the evening, we went to a vegan café, a rarity in Japan, and the food was really good. Saturday 3/22 We went to Fukuoka early in the morning and went to Space World, an amusement park somewhat reminiscent of Disneyland’s Tomorrowland. We called Brandon to wish him a happy birthday, as it was still his birthday in Utah, from the amusement park. It was really good to ... read more
Space World
Venus GP
Zaturn Roller Coaster

Asia » Japan » Fukuoka » Fukuoka March 13th 2014

March 13, 2014 Dazaifu I made it to Dazaifu easily after my misadventure yesterday. It was a bit of a walk from the train station in a light rain, as I walked around the rural outskirts to the east side of the city, planning to pass through the area east to west and catch a different train station home. It was a pretty walk, though, with the clouds hanging low on the mountains and whips of clouds rising from the densely forested hills. After at least an hour of walking, I made it to the Kyushu National Museum, a magnificent blue glass building the rose out of the forest as I descended down a hillside. The first floor exhibit was free of charge, and I examined some displays of archeological sites and an exhibit of wood ... read more
Clouds Rising From Forest
Kyushu National Museum
Taiko Bridge




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