I took an 8 hour night bus down to Kyushu from Osaka and got off at Hakata Station, Fukuoka. it was a little bit rural but everything there was so much more peaceful and the people seemed much more nicer and patient. for this post, I’d be writing about one of the most popular place to visit in Fukuoka, Dazaifu.

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but first, here’s my tour guide of the day, Megumi! aka my best friend.

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but the tour guide and I were so busy talking that we missed our station and passed another 3 stations until we noticed. T_T. and trains in Fukuoka come pretty slowly so we wasted a lot of time T_T. well at least we took loads of pictures! hehehe.

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you will know you’re taking the right train if you see the cutest train in your life. ahahaha. ain’t it cute?!

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even the insides are!

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I just HAD to take a picture. hahaha. there are sakura on the lights too!

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my very humble friend. someone please tell her that she’s pretty! hehe.

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and finally, DAZAIFU!

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here’s some of Dazaifu’s famous treats

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and the shrine here. I think coming here during autumn would be much more beautiful but oh well..

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upon exit, we bought this rice cake wrapped with seaweed. YUMMM.

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they’d give you a small cup of rice and you can test all the mentaiko’s!!!! my favourite shop zomg. super delicious mentaiko they have. and in different spice level. ahhhh.

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they also have mentaiko spread in tubes. yum. but I prefer the raw ones.

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no matter how touristy this place may seem, Megumi told me that she never failed to come here at least once a year.

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look at the background in the shop! the gardens they have here are just so… breath taking. and while having a meal? how cool is that.

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this is like some Japanese national favourite character. you can see him EVERYWHERE. forgot his name haha. friend said its name is ANPANMAN!

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just another restaurant. another pretty restaurant. I love Japan T_T.

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do not eat this. I mean, do not get the one with the Mentaiko mayo. it isn’t just very disgusting, it’s more expensive! certified disgusting by a Japanese too.

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Senbei’s (something like roasted rice crackers? roasted everything actually. into cracker form.) very popular around here. a must eat in Fukuoka!

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and I met my love. =3.

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love these red bridges too! so Japanesey =3.

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and the trees!!! so very pretty.

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I was so happy I just ran around doing silly things. and this was one of it. “oh look at my pink hair!”

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so some kids wrote their wishes and it amounted to this. madness.

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I shall be holy after rinsing my hands with these holy water of the holy shrine~ I see some people dabbing their lips with these holy water too!

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AJISAI! the amazingly beautiful flower of the summer. =3.

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and it comes in an array of colours. don’t it look magical?

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hello cow. =D.

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an adorable old couple! ^^.

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if you come to Dazaifu, Umegaemochi is a must!

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one for 120yen! ^^.

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the famous shrine.

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oh, did you know, that Fukuoka is like.. the Mentaiko land? the mentaiko here are known to be spicy and ridiculously delicious =P.

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look at all these mentaiko goods! I have a pair of hello kitty in mentaiko costume socks too hehehehe.

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and MORE mentaiko goods. crazy much?

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totally out of my earlier mentaiko topic but TRY THIS CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM! it’s an ice cream I MUST eat every time I come to Japan. just toooooooo good.

okay that’s all!

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9 years ago

I was never interested to visit Japan, because Korea really captured my whole attention.
But seeing your posts on Japan, I think I seriously have to consider going there. It looks like an awesome place, though I don’t speak Japanese of any sort.
Keep on writing these great things!

9 years ago

Hi, may i know how long did you take for your dazaifu trip? Wanted to visit the place immediately after I land in fukuoka in the morning.. and hopefully still have time for me to use my Fukuoka Tourist City Pass. May I know if there’s any attractions/shrine that needs entrance fee?

9 years ago

I’m from indonesia, i love japan and i love ur post … ^_^
someday i would go to kyoto. if there a time, would u like to go with me…there again?