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September 12, 2011

Return to Nokonoshima with Aya, Nat and Tokue


On Saturday, we took our guests to one of our favourite parts of Fukuoka- Nokonoshima Island. I've already posted about our first trip here, so I apologise if there is a repeat of content! Although, our day was very different considering we didn't take our bikes over to trek through the jungle this time, we stuck to the comforts of a bus!
We took the ferry over, at around lunch time, and when we arrived we treated everyone to a bottle of the special "Nocorita" cider from the island. Delicious...









Last time we visited Nokonoshima, we decided to bypass the Island Park until we had guests to show around. This time, it was our first destination. With never-ending fields of perfectly manicured gardens, beautiful flowers, rows of swings and a bunny enclosure (!!) - this place had it all. It felt a lot like a garden from Alice in Wonderland.

I took lots of photos of the bunnies, to show my rabbit loving friend Emily back home. I've never seen so many in one place...


 


Oh yeah, there were also some goats. Cute.


We wandered around the gardens, and made our way through a little area of old shops and workshops. The whole place was truly charming...










We then made our way to the perimeter of the park to figure out our plan of attack to get to our next destination- the beach.



With quite a long walk ahead of us, Natsuki and Kamil decided to go and ask for directions inside a restaurant, and returned to us saying that the restaurant owner had offered to give us a lift in his van. Amazing! We all piled into the minivan, and enjoyed the ride down the hills and into the Nokono Beach Camp...




We dipped our legs in the water (didn't bring bathers this time, boo!) and played some ping-pong with some really cute Japanese babies...





And then we made our way up to the bus stop, just in time to catch the last bus back to the ferry. The bust stop was facing this old, abandoned house, which I really loved...



And so we waited for the bus, then the ferry, then another bus, and made our way home for the really nice evening ahead...

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1 comment:

  1. What a magical day!

    Those trees look like broccoli! And those cars look like they're from the 70s Dharma camp on Lost.

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