After I left Takamatsu, I headed straight to Fukuoka. I was excited as I was hoping to meet with my friends from last time.
Unfortunately, everyone was busy. Even my friends in Kumamoto were busy (one of them was in the hospital for being sick).
Even though I was crushed, I took the time to explore Fukuoka on foot. I walked to Canal City and checked out Kawabata Shopping arcade.
I walked a few blocks to JR Hakata station. In all honesty, I was blown away how huge Hakata station. I’ve only seen it from the inside mainly, but coming from the outside.. how it is huge. I was talking with Mitch (Showa Elite) and I trying to see if we can schedule something with Misaki-san and others… but it didn’t work out.
So I continued exploring.
Having missed a religious site in Kyoto, I did visit a Shinto Shrine here in Fukuoka.
Reisen Crane Shrine and Kushida Shrine Shinmon
It was night time, but it was a Friday night, people were out having a good time and the food stalls were packed!
I walked around til about 230am. I really loved exploring Fukuoka. I just love this place!
After the meeting, Okuni-san took me to the nearby station where I would get on and transfer to the Shinkansen. I would stop by Mishima station where I would meet my aunt again. I had stuff that have been left at her place and I wanted to get it all.
It was definitely a pain to carry back to Yokohama (flying out of Haneda).
What was worse is that the capsule hotel, I was looking forward to enjoying, turned me down due to my tattoo (barely showing).
So I had to stay at another hotel for the night, which was better anyway. I had to repack stuff.