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I knooowwww. All I could think about when walking around Ginkaku-ji was that it looked like an amazing landscape to live in. And thanks for the liking spree on my page btw :P

patriceism asked: Hi William! Appreciate the follow! And, thank you for making me see the world through your blog!

Likewise :) How have your days been recently? I see you live in a city with lovely waterfalls. :)

The Koi I saw at Ohori Koen were the biggest I saw while in Japan - between three and four feet long. I saw that nearby were a few stalls where people could buy food pellets to feed to them, so that explained why. 

The Koi I saw at Ohori Koen were the biggest I saw while in Japan - between three and four feet long. I saw that nearby were a few stalls where people could buy food pellets to feed to them, so that explained why. 

Japan Travelogue: March 20th - Fukuoka (p.2)

Ah, the subway. The first test on my travels. I had rarely taken the subway in England, so I was apprehensive about how to use it in Japan. I looked above the ticket machines to see that station names were written in English as well as Japanese, along with a letter and number combination signifying the stops. This made things a lot easier for me. Hakata station was two stops away, and was within the group of stations that cost 250 yen. Unlike in England, where you have to search for the specific station you want to go to, the stations in Japanese subways are priced in groups. This also made things a lot easier. I inserted a one thousand yet bill pressed 250 icon on the screen to get my ticket. Feeling relieved, I collected my change then passed through the ticket gate.

The train wasn’t especially busy, which was a relief as I’d been worrying about inconveniencing people with my suitcase, even though it was small. I decided to stand out of the way next to two business man, rather than sit and take up space. Two stops later I got off the train and head back up to the surface.

Hakata station is far bigger than the vast majority of train stations I had been to in England. Whereas most of the ones back home, even in some  cities, only have a few platforms and maybe a couple of shops or coffee stalls, Hakata contained platforms for the JR train line, the Shinkansen (bullet train), coaches and busses, and the subway, which I emerged from to see thousands of people walking with purpose in all directions. It also contained a number of shops within the station area, and even an eight floor department store on one side of the building. With the huge variety of shops, restaurants, and even an arcade, you could comfortable stay in the train station all day if you so desired. I, however, did not. I dragged my suitcase over to a vending machine to purchase some water and place myself out of people’s way. I needed to rest. I had got little sleep on the plane, and my headache had gotten worse.

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A Fukuoka street.

A Fukuoka street.

Down by the Kamo river, Kyoto. 24.3.14

Down by the Kamo river, Kyoto. 24.3.14

Two minutes to eight. Out side Hakata Station, Fukuoka, 10.4.14. A display of Doraemon statues had been added since I was last here. It was amusing to see all the people taking photos of each other, or selfies by them. Even business men were taking some. I guess Doraemon would have been part of their childhood. 

Two minutes to eight. Out side Hakata Station, Fukuoka, 10.4.14. A display of Doraemon statues had been added since I was last here. It was amusing to see all the people taking photos of each other, or selfies by them. Even business men were taking some. I guess Doraemon would have been part of their childhood. 

Maruyama Koen, 23.4.14. The last day of the hanatouro. 

Maruyama Koen, 23.4.14. The last day of the hanatouro. 

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Along Gion.

Along Gion.

I visited Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺) on the 24th of March. The building itself is glorious, but I was left wanting with regard to the grounds. There is a section to the left of the temple that that is closed to the public and after you view the building, the rest of the route doesn’t have much to offer. This is why I preferred Ginkaku-ji (銀閣寺), since the gardens are larger (the section where the public is allowed at least), with changes in scenery and elevation that gives a nice view of the city. 

I visited Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺) on the 24th of March. The building itself is glorious, but I was left wanting with regard to the grounds. There is a section to the left of the temple that that is closed to the public and after you view the building, the rest of the route doesn’t have much to offer. This is why I preferred Ginkaku-ji (銀閣寺), since the gardens are larger (the section where the public is allowed at least), with changes in scenery and elevation that gives a nice view of the city. 

A view from Nakasu Island, Fukuoka. 

A view from Nakasu Island, Fukuoka. 

Kokura castle grounds, Kitakyushu. 3.4.14

Kokura castle grounds, Kitakyushu. 3.4.14

Along the river in Kitakyushu #2. 7/4/14

Along the river in Kitakyushu #2. 7/4/14