Kumamoto Japan Hyatt Hotel
Kumamoto is the capital of the Kumamoto Prefecture, located on the southwest corner of Kyushu Island. The prefecture covers a total area of 2.5 million square kilometers, making it the 15th in Japan. The area around the nature park accounts for about 20% of the total land area and there are a number of nature parks, such as Chuo-chuo National Park and Kansai Nature Park, as well as many other nature reserves.
The landscape has its own characteristics, including a number of historical sites associated with the Christians who came to Kyushu. This includes the exit of Shibuya station, which is regularly stormed by huge crowds and surrounded by large, loud advertising screens. Other Tokyo attractions that feature films include the Tokyo Tower and the Rainbow Bridge in Odaiba.
In Kyoto we visit Heian Shrine and Nanzenji Temple where we observe the newlyweds in traditional dress. Several other scenes were shot at the temple, which Charlotte mistakenly calls a shrine. Shibuya is also home to the Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Dome and a number of other tourist attractions such as Yamanote Tower.
While the bar offers fantastic views of Tokyo, budget travelers note that the cheapest food on the menu is a 2,000 yen fee, valid from 8 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. Combined with the US dollar and 120 yen, this is a great place to relax with a good drink, a good meal and a great view.
Kumamoto is worth a short stop in Sakura if you have a Japan Rail Pass, as it takes only 40 minutes from Fukuoka to Kumamoto. Next time you should find out if there is a 100 yen shuttle from the Canal City Mall to the Tenjin District Shopping Mall at Hakata Station. You can take a direct bus from Kumimoto to FukUoka or take the JR train from Aso Station and catch a bus to the hotel. When you leave the airport, you should change to an early connecting flight to Tokyo - and for free.
Put your bags back in your locker, go to Hakata station and catch your flight at 2: 25 a.m. for the next day, which starts at 2: 25 a.m.
It was raining a little bit and the reception gave me an umbrella, so I went to the top of the second shopping arcade and walked through it, towards the second. It accepts only cash and has a folding table for the cashiers, but you can walk right past it when you go back to the hotel.
The reception had a hand-drawn map of recommended restaurants, and although it was in Japanese, the staff could translate it for me. The waitress spoke decent English, so I had a lot of fun with a Google translator, even though my English is not much better than Japanese. We ate in one of them, but there was no way to know what we ate except to talk a little about the tavern and life in Kurokawa.
I wouldn't call it great, but the amenities were pretty good and there was free coffee and tea in the lobby all day. We had a tour of some historical sites that were not in our guide, such as the Kumamoto Museum, a museum of art and history. Several artists were interviewed and one had an exhibition of fake knives and other objects made in Kumimoto. When she learned that her husband's grandparents had emigrated to Kumikawa in the early 20th century, the girl set out to give a lecture on the history of the city and its history, as well as some of its cultural achievements.
The selection of breakfast options in the Club Lounge was surprisingly decent, with scrambled eggs, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, as well as a host of other breakfast products.
After breakfast the Shinkansen took us to the city centre of Kumamoto on Kyushu Island and we reached the office station of Japan Rail. An hour later we arrived at Hakata Station in Fukuoka and on the last leg of our trip we changed to a ShINKansen, changed back and forth between Fukunaga and Kumikawa and arrived at Hakata Station in Fukuoka about an hour and a half later.
Upon arrival in FUK, we quickly grabbed our bags and bought our 990 yen tickets from the vending machine at the station. We took the subway back to the Comfort Inn, which we had had on our reserve seat in the bus. So we got off, headed for the Shinkansen tracks and got on. I bought my train pass and paid for the tickets, and we went to the subway.
Most of the passengers had disembarked at Kurokawa station, where drivers from various inns were waiting for guests with name cards. Back at the train station Aso after the bus ride we talked with the information officer and got a small bottle of squat milk with a pudding in it - like a Flan pudding. We bought pickled vegetables, and I bought a small bag of rice and a few other things, like rice noodles, pickles and cucumber juice, as well as some rice cakes.