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On the bullet train:

想像以上に鼻の長かった新幹線に乗って博多へ進行中。
朝から温度は40度ぐらいで駅まで歩くのだけで汗がだらだら出てきました。
東京駅で新幹線の乗車券を買うのにちょっと手間取ったものの無事新幹線に乗れました。

When going from the normal trains to a bullet train one must provide their tickets (or IC cards) used in the initial transit to arrive so that all transit can be accounted for.
We, not knowing this, attempted to feed our tickets to get on the bullet train to the machine and were promptly bounced.
Well, now we know.

やっぱり早いですな、新幹線。
景色が飛ぶように過ぎて行きます。
もうちょっと眺めておこう・・・

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Station food.
You can buy these at most stations and they’re nice for long train rides.
Like this five hour ride to go more than half way across Japan. (Only five hours to cross a country… You can marvel at the size of the country or the speed of its transportation.)

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宿その一に帰還:

We arrived at Hakata station, took a subway to another station close to our place to stay for the night (found on airbnb) and promptly got lost.
After walking through 40 degrees air for about 30 min we realized we were at the wrong address and walked the other direction for 15 more minutes.
Apparently they don’t list the true address of the place on the website since they don’t want random people showing up.
Anyway, we got there safely.
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Sort of hard to see, but a decent room that will fit four people fine.

その後近くの店で食事をしてからコンビによって帰りました。
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手始めにビール

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前菜にトマト、塩につけたらすごく美味しかったです

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色々な刺し身

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唐揚げ

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そうして欠かせない焼酎。
今回は泡盛で。
残波30°と言って酒の味がそれほどきつくなく美味しかったです。
普通は焼酎を好まない他の人たちも美味しいと言ってました。

The actual trip with sight seeing starts tomorrow.
At least two shrines are on the schedule asking with a museum and a few shopping malls.
Well, that’s for tomorrow.
Sleep for now.