We reach Fukuoka International Airport in the morning at 8am. Breezing through the customs is a breeze but u need to have your photo taken and 2 finger prints on each arm scan into the system. The international airport looks quite small when compared with Changi Airport Terminal 1. There is no train services at the airport and u need to take a free ferry service to the domestic airport terminal for your trains.
We took a train to Hakata and transfer to the Shinkansen to Okayama. The Shinkansen is a high speed bullet train and its speed is more than 300km/h. After alighting at Okayama, we transfer to the JR Line to travel to Osafune where our accommodation for our training trip awaits us. Travelling in Japan is not cheap and especially if u made use of Shinkansen. This trip cost us around 11,000Yen which is more than S$160.
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After settling into the accommodation, our Japanese Colleagues took us for lunch and to get to know the small town which we were staying in. There isn't much eateries in Osafune where we stay. We also purchase some grocery at the supermarket for our daily breakfast and others. It is a quiet town when compared to the bustling Singapore City Life.