good as gold(en) week

Last week I had an awkward 3 days off in the middle of the week. Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday  were all Japan national holidays. A few of my friends and I decided to road trip down to Fukuoka city on Kyushu island, just south of the main island of Japan. We spent 4 hours driving down in Andrew’s little Kei car, and great as these cars are, they aren’t quite made for road trips. I have to say that little black stallion lived up to the challenge well.

The city of Fukuoka is a new city with a fun atmosphere. I have also heard that they have the prettiest people in Japan. Can’t say I have an opinion on the subject. We cruised around the city and ate lots and lots of ramen.

that's not a random creeper in the corner, just Miguel paralyzed with ramen excitement

Fukuoka also has a famous parade through the city during golden week. We caught the marching band section, and the Mickey Mouse float. The streets were lined with families, and the crowd went crazy once the mickey mouse float came rolling down the street.

We also went to an amazing dinner with the best sashimi I have ever had. The front of the restaurant had a fish tank, but it wasn’t for decoration, it held their fish for the kitchen. We ordered the special sashimi (raw fish) and they caught and cut up the fish. It was great. Then when we were done they cooked the fish body and made  fresh miso soup. Dinner = win.

giant menu

The next day we went to COSTCO, that’s right COSTCO. But that trip had enough epic for its own post. tootles for now….

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