New year in Fukuoka and journey back to Tokyo Photos

Hakata station

The Champion of Everything restaurant in Fukuoka. Closed unfortunately.

The line for the shrine.

The line for the shrine.

The mochi production line - producing about 30 rice cakes per minute - not nearly enough for the crowd outside.

About to board the final train back to Tokyo

Safely back in Tokyo. Sadly the journey ended less well for those in the car that caused the damage to the front of the train.

Relatively minor damage to the front of the train after arrival in Tokyo