Monday, September 27, 2010

Fukuoka Visa Run

Before the start of our 2nd semester at Sogang University, I had to get a student visa in order to legally stay in the country any longer. To do this I had to go to a Korean Consulate and the closest one to Seoul is located in Fukuoka, Japan. The trip was fairly uneventful so I did not take many pictures but Kim thought that I should still post the ones that I did take.

I arrived in Fukuoka on a Wednesday morning and went straight to the consulate to submit my application. After that I spent the rest of the day watching TV in my hotel room since it was boiling hot out that day but I did explore the neighborhood later on that night. Unfortunately, I did not take my camera so I did not take any pictures.


Since I cannot speak Japanese and there was not much english on the restaurant menus, I had to rely on displays like the one below in order to decide what I wanted to eat. I did not choose to eat at the place pictured below but this was the only photo that I took of the restaurants. I did find a delicious sushi restaurant but I was unable to eat some of the famous Japanese Rameon that I had been hearing so much about from the Japanese students in my class. Maybe next time.


The next day after I picked up my visa, I decided to kill the time before my flight walking around one of the biggest malls I have ever been in. It even had a canal going through the center of it.



I had a 4pm flight back to Seoul so I did not have time to do anything else. I do hope to make it back to Japan sometime in the future. I am sure I will enjoy much more with Kim there to share in the adventure.

1 comment:

Mica said...

I had to do the same thing in Japan--rely on the weird plastic dishes in the window!

Are you going to apply for citizenship this year? Any new thoughts on that?