We took a stroll out to find something to eat at Fukuoka’s night food stalls (Yatai). It’s not the cheapest food you’ll find here, but the atmosphere is worth the inflated prices.
Half the fun is walking along and making a selection.
We chose our stall based on the fresh asparagus and large mushrooms on display. The asparagus tempura was so delicious we opted for a second serve. We ordered a set grill of squid, fish roe roll, pork and another meat item which was unfamiliar yet tasty, and some grilled mushrooms.
We swapped islands today – from Hokkaido to Kyushu, but not before taking the scenic route to the airport via the town of Mikasa, Lake Katsurazawa and a very large dam created from the Pankemoyuparo River. It was quite a chilly morning as you can see from the third photograph below.
After a two and a half hour flight from Sapporo this afternoon, we are in Fukuoka having successfully paid for our accommodation by inserting our room key followed by a credit card. The airport is within the city boundaries and the subway ride to our hotel was only 3 stops.
There is laundry on the go before we head out for tonight’s meal. Tomorrow is a full day exploring what Fukuoka has to offer.