Saturday, July 15, 2017


It was fine.

I stayed up all night. After eating Ramen at the stand, we came back to the shop, and we went to the box seat before 2:30 am and waited for nearly two hours and a half, then the Yamagasa Festival started at 4:59 am.
They said to get a seat at the box is almost impossible. They were sold out for 15 minutes.

It was really amazing. I liked the first & the last races very much.
After the festival we went to a public bath. There were two types of hot springs.

I met a friend from the 44th Peace Boat Cruise. It's been 13 years since we met last. She has not changed so much. We ate breakfast at a coffee shop seeing the planes coming to the airport. They say the Fukuoka Airport is one of the busiest airports in Japan and we saw airplanes coming every three munites or so.
We visited the first temples of Kyushu eighty eight temples. There was a big statue of the Buddha.

We left Fukuoka for Kurokawa onsen hot spring via the Nabegataki waterfalls. It was one of the waterfalls I wanted to visit because we can walk through the back of the fall.
It was a wonderful experience.

On our way to Kurokawa hotsprings, we saw the remain of the damages from the heavy rain last week.

I walked around the town and found the history of the place and knew that they celebrate May 8 which is the same as my birthday.

Dinner was very rich.

I enjoyed the open air bath which is attached to our room at the detached house.

It was a very nice day.

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