Early Saturday morning, the fiancee and I set of for Japan. We were pretty excited since it was our first trip to Japan and also the first time traveling by ferry. I already knew a few days back that a typhoon was on its way to Japan heading towards Kyushu but I still hoped that it sailing conditions were still ideal. Our ferry set sail at 0745 to Fukuoka and after a long painful three hour seasick ride (due to the typhoon approaching) we arrived at Fukuoka. After exiting immigration, we took the bus to our hotel which was around a 10 minute walk away from Hakata Station and dropped off our stuff. The first place we visited was Sumiyoshi-jinja (住吉神社). We spend quite a bit of time admiring the architecture and observing a Japanese wedding take place. From there on, we headed towards Hakata station and set off to Tenjin for some street photography and shopping. While our stay in Japan was short, the finacee and I agreed that we had a pretty good time and we're definitely going to go back and visit again in the near future.
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