Japan 2013

Fukuoka: beach, baseball, bowls (of ramen)

Fukuoka I found to be a vibrant and energetic city. Its not a top notch tourist destination (there isn’t a whole lot by way of sights) but it was a great city to take a break in before finishing the cycle.

I had two hosts during my stop, David and David. I knew one of the David’s from back home, it was great seeing a familiar face after two months.

I also stayed in a really nice hostel in the city centre for a few nights. A new place only a few months old, I’ve found a lot of new hostels this trip. I think I stayed in three so far now that been open less than four months.

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the beach just outside the city. Went here with David on the first day

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Canal City, Fukuokas famous department store. Has a canal built in it, hence the name. Its a huge complex

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outside hostel Takataniya

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Going to a baseball game in Fukuoka with David and ALTs of Fukuoka
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Fukuoka has great Ramen, it’s home to the Tonkotsu style. Here are two places I visited while at the city.

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this place apparently serves some of the best Ramen In the city. It was certainly delicious

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Ichi-Ran is a famous chain that started in Fukuoka. You order on slips of paper and are seated at a counter but with dividers either side for privacy. You never need to talk to anyone, not even to ask for more water – each booth has its own tap. This was also delicious

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