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A Short Trip in Fukuoka Japan

Japan is one of the countries I love most among other I'd visited because of the culture, the people and the environment, which I learned a lot when my first visit last June 2017 in Tokyo City.

When I was planning to travel to South Korea for winter experience it came to my mind to cross country in Japan since I have a Multiple Visa. Fukuoka has located in southern part of Japan it is just about an hour by plane from Seoul, South Korea.
The plane left Incheon Airport around 2 pm and we arrived in Fukuoka Airport at 3:25 pm, Fukuoka is a quiet city unlike Tokyo it's very busy. I booked a room in an Airbnb and luckily the location is a just about 5-minute walk to Airport Train Station. I've stayed in Fukuoka for 3 days and my friend will stay in Japan for 10 days.
In our first day we decided to relaxed and rest since we arrived late afternoon, In Fukuoka the weather is nice it is not really cold as Seoul.
The next day we woke up around 7 am and have our breakfast in one of Lawton convenience store in the area before we headed to Dazaifu. From Nishitetsu Fukuoka Station, we are lucky because we board a Dazaifu line which is direct to Dazaifu Station. We don't need to transit in Nishitetsu Futsukaichi Station to change a train.
Dazaifu is an Old city in Japan Its known for the grand Tenmangu Shrine when we arrived there is a little raindrop. I thought that this place is not crowded but to my surprised many Chinese folks around.  The tourist spot is just a short walk from the station. After roaming around in the area we decided to go to in Tenjin to take our lunch, while walking I just noticed a long line in one of the stores, in my curiosity I also fall in to try their best seller called Umegaemoti. well, it's very delicious that's why the line is too long its worth to wait.

We arrived in Tenjin around 2 pm and we ate our lunch in Mcdo near the station and roaming around after for pass time before going home.

On my last day in Fukuoka, we woke early to prepare our departure, my friend will have headed to Nagoya since he has JR pass and I will be flying back to the Philippines. We went to Hakata Station to help my friend to redeem his JR pass to a ticket, and around 9 am when we bid goodbye.
I went back to my hotel and fixed my things before check out time. My flight to Manila is 8 pm so I have more time to explore, I decided to go to Nanzion Temple located in Sasaguri it's very accessible by train from Fukuoka center. From Hakata Station I board a train bound to Kidonanzoin-Mae Station, we arrived at the station after 30 minutes by passing the beautiful scenery on the other side of Japan. The Temple is just a short walk from the station you will not get lost and you can find easily. I like the place because of its secluded, there is no tourist around unlike in Dazaifu.
3 pm when I decided to go back to the center to take my lunch before heading to the Airport. I went to Hakata to look for a place to eat ramen. The tourism booth suggested the Ichiran that one of the best Ramen, so I walk around to look the place. The moment I entered you will choose which one you like, 1st is the open area it's just like a common restaurant "without privacy" 2nd the with privacy, so I choose the second. I went upstairs and ordered a bowl of Hakata Ramen in a machine, and give the ticket to their staff. What I can say about the Ramen "Sore wa hijo ni oishi desu" (It's very delicious).
It's 5 pm when I decided to go to the airport because I don't want to miss my flight, it's better early than sorry, actually Fukuoka airport can be reached in less than 30 minutes from the center.

The check-in counter opened already when I arrived, The immigration process was really smooth and the airport is not crowded. 8:30 pm when the plane left Fukuoka and we arrived in Manila at 11:30 PM.


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