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Kokura Japan

A 3 hour trip on the Shinkansen south gets you to the very tidy and well laid out city of Kokura.

kokura station

kokura monorail

kokura monrail#3We took the monorail to the Tanga Market and then walked over the bridge to the Castle, Yasaka Shrine and the Riverwalk.

kokura tanga market kokura old and new#2

The Old and New – Kokura Castle and in the background some of the  fabulous buildings on the River Walk

kokura bridge kokura yasaka jinjaYasaka Shrine

kokura takoyaki

Takoyaki (octopus balls)

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