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Sep 10, 2011 - Fukuoka - Hakata Port

After Hiroshima I knew that I wanted to start looking into getting into South Korea and that there were several Ferry options between the two countries. I found a nice website dedicated to travel anywhere in the world by train, ferry, and sometimes by bus and explains everything in detail. This site is called Seat 61. This has been one of the most useful sties for me so far and listed three different Ferries from Japan all with very different options. The slowest and therefore the cheapest Ferry takes over 15 hours and of course has more...

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Jan 11, 2011 - Fukuoka

Stayed here for only one night to get the Ferry to Busan in South Korea. Had an amazing dinner where you boil you own food, delicious as per usual, we will definitely miss the food in Japan...as well as everything else about this amazing country!

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Apr 14, 2010 - Dazaifu, Kyushu

Just outside Fukuoka lies Dazaifu, now a tranquil little village a bit off the beaten path (walk, Hakata station, subway, walk, local train, change trains, walk), but for 500 years the political, military and administrative capital of Kyushu and the first line of defense against the Mongolian invasions. Of the beaten path for tourists that is, the Japanese were flocking on their 'Omairi' (visit of the shrine) into the Tenmangu Shinto temple. Many are donating a small amount, bowing twice, then clapping twice and folding their hands in front...

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Apr 12, 2010 - Fukuoka, Kyushu

Kyushu island, the southern most of Japan’s main islands, is considered most influenced by foreign cultures, being closest to Korea and China and for centuries the only place where western, namely Dutch, traders were allowed to maintain a trading post (in Dejima, Nagasaki). Dejima constituted the only window on European developments for over 200 hundred years of Japanese isolation and ‘Hollanders’ became the generic name for all Westerners. Fukuoka, now Kyushu’s main hub, was voted the 16th most livable city in the world, so probably not a...

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Apr 10, 2010 - Entering Japan: little things you cannot help but notice

In the weeks to come I hope to discover how Japan is different in many respects of customs, culture and character, but right from the start there are these little things, maybe not that important, but just different. Bowing: When the bus (to go to Tokyo’s other airport) arrives the attendant positions himself at the designated spot and formally bows to welcome the bus and the same again when it leaves. Smiling. : Have not seen many people smile in public yet. Sleeping: You can put your train ticket visibly in a small pocket on the chair in...

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Nov 15, 2009 - Fukuoka - Nov 13-15

November 13, 2009 We had a completely nothing day today, really. The tram to the station in Hiroshima was straight-forward, the train ride of an hour or so flew by and the 15 minute walk to the hotel was direction-followingly easy! Having checked in and then popped out to have a walk around and get some lunch, the heavens opened and we spent much of the afternoon either in the common room or our hostel room listening to the pitter-patter on the windows. How grim! After boring ourselves senseless from a non-hangover-induced laze around, we...

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Oct 17, 2009 - Visa Run - Fukuoka, Japan

Well, as mentioned in my last note when I returned to Korea I was told that the visa I thought I had to get into, and work, in Korea. Since I didn't have a valid visa I was given a tourist visa to enter the country. My first order of business was to contact my Korean supervisor to get some answers but he was in America so I wasn't able to get any information until the Wednesday of that week (the week after I returned from my trip). He talked with the immigration officer and was told that because I left the country without the proper...

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Korean Adventure

Jul 15, 2008 - Fukuoka--Yamakaza Festival

Nos levantamos a las 4 am para ver el Yamakaza Festival, un festival anual en Fukuoka donde grupos de gente semi-vestida cargan andas en una especie de carreras por la ciudad. Montamos bicicleta hasta un sitio adecuado y nos encontramos con Yumi para ver el festival. Pasaron varias andas con miles de gente gritando "Oisa! Oisa!" mientras corrian cargando estas cosas en los hombros. Interesante. Se nota que son japoneses, porque hasta en dias de festival, todo el mundo va a trabajar despues como si nada.

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Jul 13, 2008 - Fukuoka

Regrese a Fukuoka, y salimos en la noche con Ruth, en bicicleta, a encontrarnos con unos amigos suyos (Tomoko a.k.a. Crazy T, Yumi, etc.) en un restaurante. Todo muy rico y muy japones. Despues fuimos a Round 1, un "entertainment center" a la japonesa, que es como un sitio gigante de como 7 pisos repleto de pinballs, juegos electronicos, internet, karaoke, restaurant, canchas de deportes, dardos, y hasta sillas de masajes. Pagas y te puedes quedar el tiempo que quieras. Jugamos un monton de juegos, tocamos guitarra electrica, nos hicimos...

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Jul 10, 2008 - Pusan - Fukuoka (JAPON)

Tome el ferry Camellia de Pusan a Fukuoka (o Hakata) en Japon, junto con Loic. El ferry era un hotel 5 estrellas flotante. Tenias tu colchon que lo extendias en el piso (con un bloque de madera como almohada!), pero el barco tenia restaurantes, miles de areas comunes, sauna, casino y hasta karaoke. Todo muy comodo. El viaje duro toda la noche, como 7-8 horas, pero al llegar a las 6am tuvimos que esperar hasta las 7:30 a que abriera el puerto para poder bajar! Unos japoneses simpaticos nos llevaron en su carro a la estacion de tren, donde me...

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Mar 30, 2008 - Now that we're in Fukuoka

We're taking it easy. After having McDonald's we're hanging out at an internet place. Which is good for you: Jump to full entry

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Jonas & Jonathan

Mar 21, 2008 - Fukuoka

Ich bin heute in Fukuoka auf Kyushu im Sueden von Japan angekommen. Ich mag den Namen sehr, vor allem wenn ihn so ausspricht, wie es die Briten, Amerikaner und so tun wuerden. In Fukuoka gibt es einiges zu sehen. Das sind aber vor allem Tempel und Einkaufspassagen. Ich irre aber ein bisschen umher und bekomme heute nicht viel von all dem zu sehen. Dafuer gibt's einen Spaziergang am Rande des Hafens und um den - bzw. unter dem - Freeway.

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