On Fridays to Sundays, the Karato Market (唐戸市場) will host a Sushi Battle event. During this period, participating fish stalls will sell sushi and other edibles that they in the market area. Wanting to experience this event, I made sure to schedule our visit to the fish market during the weekend on our Northern Kyushu trip.
Since Mr. Chau loves saké or Japanese rice wine, I will try to look for saké bars whenever we visit Japan. During our recent trip to Northern Kyushu, we stumbled up on a saké bar located at the Hakata JR Station area in Fukuoka. Saké no Kyushu (酒の九州) is a small saké bar tucked away in the B1 level of Amu Mall, adjacent to Hakata JR Station. The signage outside the bar was in Japanese so Mr. Chau was hesitant about going in. But being adventurous is part of travelling right? Let’s go!
Yanagawa is about 1.5 hours train ride from Hakata, making it perfect for a day trip. Here are two reasons why you should visit Yanagawa: (1) the boat ride through the canals, and (2) the local specialty Unagi no Seiromushi – steamed unagi (eel) rice. Since the boat ride takes 70 minutes, I purposely took the morning tour. Then we can eat the delicious eel rice for lunch right after our ride!
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