LAST OF KYUSHU
Our last day in Kyushu was spent shopping, walking and eating in Hakata. The place reminded me a lot of Tokyo, with the familiar shops and city walkways, though it was a lot less crowded.
Next time we'll like to spend a bit more time there.
A little sidetrack from my mountain of Kyushu photos.
It threatened to rain the whole time we were there, but all in all we liked the place for it's pretty black-and-whites, wide open spaces and oh the trees, there were so many of the big old trees!
It felt great too that there was no crowd to be found :)
Check out the Gillman Barracks.
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And according to the guidebook, the birthplace of the even more famous Mitsubishi giant and Kirin Beer.
We enjoyed wandering around the old western residences of Higashiyamate too.
On the last day. We were headed for the city of Hakata next.
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A drizzle on our first day in Nagasaki. These little transparent umbrellas always remind me of Japan.
There were so many of the old tram systems still in use in Kyushu. They might not be as fast as you want them to be but it was lovely being in one.
But I was blown away by how stunning the Western and Japanese elements worked together.
I want to live in one.
We saw an exhibition about Finnish design, and bought a little spoon as keepsake by the late Sori Yanagi.
And we were lucky to be greeted by a pretty pink sunset after an all day of rain.
Hello Nagasaki, I think I just might have fallen in love.
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