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Traveling to Saga for Yobuko squid tasting-part one

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Date: September 06, 2018

Posted on September 14, 2018

Sunday August 26th, the temperature is still high but I was invited for “Yobuko squid” tasting so I am on my way to Saga prefecture.

We all meet up at Odawara station at 7am to go to Shinagawa by Shinkansen, the bullet train, and then heading to Tokyo International Airport (Haneda airport) from Shinagawa station by Keikyu Airport Line.

We arrived at Tokyo International Airport.

The airport is already busy as you can see.

his airplane seems to be the same one as I am taking.
It departs at 9:15am and arrives at Kyusyu Airport at 10:55am.

Since we are traveling far to Kyusyu, why not try “Fugu (blowfish)” in Shimonoseki.
It looks like tasting “Yobuko squid” is happening tomorrow.

This is the sightseen of Northern Kyusyu through the window in the train. We are going to Shimonoseki from Northern Kyusyu.
There nature is embraced and it’s very relaxing.

We arrived at Fugu restaurant Shunpanro. This traditional restaurant is very famous about given permission as the first Fugu restaurant in Japan. By the way, Fugu is pronounced as “Fuku” in Shimonoseki.

It is also famous for the venue where the Sino-Japanese Peace Treaty (Treaty of Shimonoseki) was concluded in 1895 (28th year of Meiji era)

This is Fuku cuisine. We had various different kind of “Fuku” cuisine after the dish in the photo and they all were delicious. I was up in the air while eating it and forgot to take photos apart from this one.

This is the room where the Treaty of Shimonoseki was concluded.

This is the inside.

The next place we visited is “Akama Shrine” just close by.
This is the Shinto shrine where Emperor Antoku who drowned in the battle of the Genpei War occurring at Dan-no-ura is dedicated and there is also the wooden statue of Hoichi the Earless at Akama Shrine.

After Akama Shrine, we visited Japanese most famous old battlefield, Dan-no-ura.
According to Wikipedia:
The battle of Dan-no-ura (Dan-no-ura no tatakai) occurred on March 24th the second year of Genryaku era/ the third year of Juei era (April 25,1185) in the late Heian period at Dan-no-ura, Akamagaseki, the Nagato Province (Nagato no kuni). The last battle of Genpei War and Heike (House of Taira), the hereditary clan name bestowed by the emperors of the Heian period
Genpei War was defeated.

The last sightseeing for today is Moji port retro building area. Retro buildings made in Meiji to Taisho period are existing.

This is the end of the report for today’s sightseeing. Please read more about “Yobuko squid” in the next report.

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Title Traveling to Saga for Yobuko squid tasting-part one
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