Life in Fukuoka "English" Vo.16

2020.07.20[Mon] 09:00

【Goals for the Summer】

And that topic is goals for the summer. So what are your goals this season? Planning to work off all that time spent at home this past spring? Or maybe you want to spend more time at home and binge watch some new TV series. Or perhaps some time making video calls to catch up with family and friends at home? As for me, my goals include exploring the less traveled areas and perhaps a few of the more touristy areas of Japan. After months indoors, I've got the travel bug, my feet are just itching to go and so I have plans to travel around a bit. Most of my travel will just be one day trips, perhaps an overnight stay here and there, I think. There's a lot of Japan I haven't seen despite having lived here for over 15 years and it looks like domestic travel is the way to go this year. I do have one big trip planned for next week, I'll head to the Fuji mountain area and do a circuit around the mountain. The mountain is of course closed to hikers this year but my plan does not involve any kind of hiking. Instead, I'm hoping to get as many views of Mt. Fuji from as many angles as possible. I'll start in Hakone and head around to Fujinomiya and then to Kawaguchiko. Hopefully the weather will be nice and I'll have a good picture to share with you on blog on the LOVE FM website.

Information on taking trips

And so speaking of taking trips, if you are planning on heading out for a bit of fun around the city, I've got some information to share.

 Have you ever ridden the Fukuoka Open Top Bus? This bus goes around various sightseeing points in Fukuoka City including Tenjin, Hakata and the seaside areas. So what's special about this bus? Well, it's not a normal bus, it's an opentop, double decker bus and you get to sit on the second deck as you go around the city. You get to enjoy the view from 3.2 meters up, everything looks completely different!There are three different sightseeing routes and each one lasts for roughly one hour. And depending on the bus announcer, you can get information and trivia about the city.

Each route costs 1570 yen for adults and 790 yen for children. If you are interested, just check out the official homepage. That address is fukuokaopentopbus.jp. Again that is fukuokaopentopbus.jp. I went on one route a few years ago and really enjoyed the ride. It was like looking at a whole different city from that high up. I was also surprised at how big the traffic lights and signs were as we passed them!

Measures are of course being taken to provide safe and secure service to you and to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus. As such, bus drivers, staff and the bus announcers will be wearing masks as well as disinfecting the vehicles. So, rest easy and when you have the chance to hop on the bus, take a ride! Make sure you wear a mask and maintain cough etiquette as well, in consideration to others. 

 

【 About Covid-19 contact tracing app】

the Japanese Ministry of Health has developed a Covid-19 Contact tracing app. This application will alert you if you have had contact with potentially infected individuals. The more people who sign up, the more we can prevent the spread of the Corona Virus. To protect yourself and your loved ones, you'll definitely want to download this app.

DJ紹介

  • Colleen
  • Colleen
  • 誕生日:11月11日
    血液型:AB
    出身地:USA Detroit, MI
    特技:I can plan a party at anytime!
    興味あること・趣味:居合道、柔術、料理、スキューバダイビング
    好きな音楽:Almost everything, depends on my mood.

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