A few days in Japan

Japan is a fascinating place…it really is like entering a different world.

This past week I spent time in Yokohama (just outside of Tokyo) and Fukuoka (west of Tokyo). I was in Yokohama to speak at the R&A seminar on sustainable renovation and maintenance: http://www.golfbusinessnews.com/news/management-topics/sustainability-in-golf-seminars-in-japan-and-korea-hailed-a-success/ and then in Fukuoka where I am consulting at the Keya GC.

Below is a photo essay detailing my fun filled week:

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One of the first things you will notice when arriving in Japan is the great variety of choices available….including some rather unique drink types

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You can find just about any food type packaged and ready to consume

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You probably want to try the soft serve because it is delicious

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My meal on the first night consisted of a crumbed pork in a roll, seafood flavored chips and a peach flavored drink

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Sustainable seminar at the Yokohama CC. It was great privilege for me to speak alongside some of the leaders in the business of golf. Picture taken by Trevor Dormer

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The Yokohama CC. Recently redesigned by Bill Coore with assistance from  Toby Cobb and Trevor Dormer

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The morning after the seminar I headed west to the city of Fukuoka by plane. This is a picture taken from the clubhouse looking down the 1st hole. Note the zoysia is dormant at this time of year

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There are few better views than the one from the Keya clubhouse. Simply spectacular. A great golf spot and great surfing spot as well

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A picture of the 8th Hole at Keya GC (with new forward tees getting built). I was in Fukuoka to talk to the owners and management about renovating the golf course. The golf course is very good with potential to be spectacular

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A night out on the town. One of the best seats in the house. This was a pre-season game but still drew a large crowd

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After the game and before heading to Korea the next day we headed out for a bite to eat. Sushi, oysters and a Sea Cucumber…yummy.

 

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