Fukuoka and Hakata are almost one and the same, having grown into each other a long time ago. Located
on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu, the third largest after Honshu and Hokkaido, the city
is an important Japanese hub.
We only stayed over for one night, this being the furthest outpost on our week-long bullet train soujourn
from Tokyo. Our timing was unfortunate as it was a Sunday night, and the previous week had included
three days of public holiday, so nobody was up for much in the way of nightlife that evening.