From August 1st until August 15th, my darling Seb came to visit me in Fukuoka ♡ Even if I was working the first week, we had so much fun in Fukuoka! On the second week, we went to Kobe to visit my former host family ヾ(*´∀｀*)ﾉ We had so much fun during these two weeks!
On the first day, I had my first movie presentation (a french anime, called “Le Jour des Corneilles”) so he went to participate, and after it, we went to the garden next to the Institute (Ôhori kôen 大濠公園) to see the fireworks! It was really pretty, even though a little bit too long…
On Sunday, August 3rd, we went to Kitakyushu 北九州 to meet our friend Marina-japonaise and her boyfriend! We ate delicious tuna, went to a wonderful waterfall lost in the mountain (Sugao no taki 菅生の滝), relaxed in a onsen and saw the fireworks of Kokura castle 小倉城! It was a perfect day with them ♡
During the following weekdays, since I was working, Seb visited Dazaifu 大宰府 and Ôhori kôen, and relaxed a lot in the library of the Institute ^^ We also had diner in a wonderful yakiniku 焼肉 (grilled slices of meat) and in the well-known French restaurant of Paul Bocuse in Hakata 博多!
Obon-yasumi お盆休み (Bon festival, the Buddhist festival of the dead) started for me on Saturday 9th! A typhoon was coming but despite the strong wind, we went to Yanagawa 柳川 to ride a boat and do the rive punting tour! Unfortunately, we didn’t eat unagi 鰻 (an eel), but our bentô we made the previous day (haha!). It was a wonderful and lovely day spent together! ♡ After it, we went to the airport to take our flight, which was delayed because of the typhoon… we made it to the Kansai International Airport, but missed the last bus which was supposed to take us to Kôbe, so we spent the night on the VIP room of the airport (yeah!!)
On August 10th, we took the first bus to go to Kôbe, and made it safely to my family’s house, followed by the strong typhoon…!
We then spent the day at home, playing with the kids, and then went to see the movie Gozilla before having dinner all together in a nice restaurant.
The next day, we went to Universal Studio Japan with Yûchan, Satoshi and Okâsan! We had soo much fun together! Definitely love this place! Even if the Harry Potter attraction was so crowded that we hadn’t get the chance to go there…
On August 12th, my friend Marion and two friends of her came to Kôbe and we went hiking in Mount Rokko 六甲山! We wanted to go aaall the way up to Arima onsen 有馬温泉 but since the typhoon was pretty strong two days before, as long as we were getting to the top, the mountain was getting more and more dangerous, and eventually impassable… we then took a bus to get down and we parted each other. It was a fun day and we were really really happy to see Marion!
On August 13rd, we spent the day together in Fushimi Inari 伏見稲荷 in Kyôto 京都 and stopped on our way back in Ikuta jinja 生田神社 in Kôbe! It was such a perfect day spent in a really calm and reposing place (*≧∇≦*)
We spent our last day together in Japan with my lovely little Japanese sister Yôchan, a friend of the family Kana-chan, and my lovely friends Reiko, Makoto and Shiho! We walked around in Kitano 北野 on the morning, had lunch in an okonomiyaki restaurant お好み焼き (a meat/seafood vegetable pancake) before Makoto left us to his part time job! Then we went to Harbor Land, before joining Okâsan and Kana-chan’s mum who were waiting for us in the beach in Asagiri 朝霧 (half-way from Sannomiya 三ノ宮, the center of Kôbe, to our house)! There we did suika-wari 西瓜割り (watermelon bust) before eating a delicious curry rice made by Okâsan! Before sleeping, we did a last fireworks in front of our house ヾ(*´∀｀*)ﾉ
Seb went back to Paris on August 15th, early in the morning, before starting his internship there (´;ω;`) It was two fabulous, lovely, perfect weeks with him ♡ !!! Daisuki ♡