Last week was Golden Week here for Shunan English School Teachers. What a great holiday Golden Week is! A lot of the other teachers went to other countries for Golden Week, but I decided to stay in Japan. Japan is the best country for me.
I decided to make a trip to Fukuoka city. I went on a Tuesday. The bullet train was not busy, so I was very comfortable on the Kodama train. I started my day by going to the new Korean Dessert Cafe, called Sul Bing. It is in Hakata Station, in the basement level 1. Sul Bing is Korean shaved ice. It is a large chain in Korea and has a few shops in Japan, only in Tokyo and Fukuoka. After Sul Bing, I walked around the AMU Mall and found a pop-up coffee shop from Osaka, called Brooklyn Roasting Company. They were visiting for three weeks in AMU Mall. The coffee shop also sold art work from Keith Haring. After that I walked to the Yakuin Station area to my favorite coffee shop in Fukuoka. Then I walked to Tenjin, then Canal City and then back to Hakata Station. It took many hours, but it was fun and I had a great time exploring Fukuoka.
Later, on Thursday, I went to Hiroshima city to explore and relax. I did not know that day was the middle of Golden Week, so it was very busy. There was also a Hiroshima Carp game on that day so the bullet train was totally full! I could not sit down on the train. I wanted to try a Pablo Cheesetart at Hiroshima Station, but the line was very long, they said maybe 1 hour of waiting. So I went to Ichiran Ramen Shop and ate ramen. Ichiran is so good! After I went to a great coffee shop in the area and explored some new areas. I finally went to the shopping malls and looked at some expensive clothes. My last stop was a place that sells goods from Nara Prefecture. I love the toy machine there and always buy a couple if I am in Hiroshima.
The rest of my vacation was quiet and nice. I just relaxed and cleaned my apartment. I walked around Kudamatsu a lot and even walked Hikari City to relax on the beach. It was great.
|Korean Kakigori "Sulbing"|
Written by David Press-Dawson