This year took me for the second time on a work trip that started in Fukuoka. Last year was my first time visiting Fukuoka, so I spent the half day of free time I had wandering around the city visiting temples and eating ramen at a yatai stall. This year I was much less adventurous. I think I was just excited to be in a real city (Naha, the capital of Okinawa does not classify as a city in my opinion), so I spent most of my time shopping at stores I don't usually have access to.
I wandered across to Hakata station and visited their rooftop garden and shrine that is dedicated to safe train travel. I took in the views of the city. I ate comfort food. I did my nails and a face mask in my hotel room. It was just what I needed.
|Tetsudo shrine on the roof of Hakata station devoted to safe train travel|
|You should wash your hands before you enter the shrine|
|Such a tiny shrine|
|Artwork on the roof of Hakata station|
|View over Fukuoka|
|Florists in Japan always have the most beautiful displays|
|Canal city is a shopping complex in Fukuoka city|