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Washington Hotel, Canal City, Fukuoka

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Japanese Hotels, #7 of 7. A bit anonymous and western, but pleasant enough with it, and with the huge Canal City restaurant/shopping/cinema complex just next door.
8th Dec 2004, 12:07   | tags:,comments (0)

ANA Hotel Clement, Takamatsu

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Japanese Hotels, #5 of 7. Bloody huge, and the most westernised of all the hotels we visited. Biggest dilemma was ordering dinner at the 20th floor French restaurant. What language do you order in? French? Japanese? English?
8th Dec 2004, 11:59   | tags:,comments (1)

Hotel Patio Dogo, Matsuyama

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Japanese Hotels, #4 of 7. Behind the quaint misspellings and cheerful amateur look of the English section of its website, lies a ruthlessly efficient business hotel with fabulously helpful English-speaking staff.
8th Dec 2004, 11:55   | tags:,comments (0)

Nishikiso Bekkan, Nagasaki

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Japanese Hotels, #3 of 7. It'd be lovely if it wasn't for the sixty or so steep stone steps you have to climb to get to it. Three cheers for the owner's son, who carried my heavy suitcase back down them on his head.
8th Dec 2004, 11:48   | tags:,comments (0)

Nakazono Ryokan, Kagoshima

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Japanese Hotels, #2 of 7. Recommended in all the guidebooks, and with good reason: Mr Nakazono is perfectly happy dealing with all the peculiarities of western tourists.
8th Dec 2004, 11:48   | tags:,comments (0)

Kashima Honkan, Fukuoka

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Japanese Hotels, #1 of 7. Comfortable, old-fashioned Japanese inn: nothing spectacular, but everything in just the right place.
8th Dec 2004, 11:42   | tags:,comments (1)

Sumo biscuit, Fukuoka Kokusai Center

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Taken 19/11/2004 during Japan holiday. I couldn't get in close enough to take pictures of actual sumo action, so this was the next best thing.
7th Dec 2004, 12:57   | tags:,,comments (0)

Xmas lights, Canal City, Fukuoka

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Taken 18/11/2004 during Japan holiday
7th Dec 2004, 12:56   | tags:,comments (0)