Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas: Canal City and Ohori Koen Illuminated

Merry Christmas from Fukuoka.

Fukuoka has a lot of nice Christmas lights up these days. We had lunch at a great restaurant on the top floor of Canal City a couple weeks back which overlooked the ampitheatre, they've got a big white tree hanging there. Best seats in the house:
Kind of a nice tree, assuming its meant to be a tree:
They had some nice lights set up throughout. Candles:
Trees with loads of lights:
They've got them cascading over the vines like a waterfall:
And of course over the "canal" in Canal City:
Reindeer and snowballs floating by:
Yesterday we headed over to Ohori Koen to check out the lights on the lake there:
They had tens of thousands of lights set up on the islands in the lake. We went for a nice walk through them:The biggest tree was the most impressive:
The little ones were also nice and cute:
But the best in all Fukuoka is of course our little tree:
Ena got a Canadian advent calender at the mall. We've been opening it every day:
We've got loads of presents waiting to be opened:
Anyway, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Bryan Ochalla said...

Wow. Beautiful lights all around. And your tree and presents look great, too. Anyway, happy holidays to you both!

Sean said...

Thanks, Bryan! All the best to you and yours as well!

Unknown said...

Warm Christmas atmosphere and nice shots, Sean! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Sean said...

Thanks, Quynh! Happy Holidays to you too!

dl said...

hi! i came across your blog while google-ing about fun places to visit in Fukuoka! I am planning a trip there and i was wondering if you can advise where is a must-go place in fukuoka for a one day trip?

Sean said...

Depends. Unlike Kyoto or Tokyo, Fukuoka is short on "must see" sights. But if you like the traditional, then Dazaifu is nice for a half day. If you like the modern, then downtown around Tenjin and Hakata have their share of interesting places to explore.

Enjoy the trip!