Thursday, May 7, 2015

Fukuoka (pre-post)

We spent a few wonderful days in Fukuoka in Kyushu over Golden Week. I'm working on the pictures, but that will (as usual) take a bit of time. So meanwhile, here's a quite lousy phone cam shot of the hotel baths.

Recent Hotel, Fukuoka

One great thing about Japan is that even very cheap business hotels often have public baths, and they frequently include a sauna of some sort. This time I was quite early to the baths and nobody else was there, so I could sneak a quick picture without bothering anybody.


  1. How did you get a camera in there to take that photo?

  2. It's a small bathhouse — you see most of it right in the picture — and I was really early since I wanted to use the sauna before we went out for dinner. In all the time I was there, not a single other person showed up.

    So I snuck out to the clothes-hamper area just outside of the picture to the left, grabbed my phone, got back into the bath, snapped a picture, then returned the phone. The whole thing didn't last twenty seconds.

    I'd normally not do it, but in this case there really was no risk of embarrassing or inconveniencing anybody else.


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