We chartered a ferryboat on the way back to Hakata. As we parted with several companions who would use airlines and go to Hitakatsu port, the ferryboat was waiting for us. The ferryboat was moored at a quay which seemed to be built for big cargo ships. As you see in the following picture, the quay wasn't for ferryboats. Though the passengers were about 20 of us, the fare was quite reasonable by the kindness of the ferry company's owner.
Just after getting on the ferryboat, we were admitted to enter into the steering house. That area would be generally limited to crew members, but the owner looked happy to show us various equipment inside. The accuracy of its radar system amazed me. I was able to view the international terminal from the deck. The high speed boat which connected Tsushima and Pusan was moored. The last picture shows our hotel, Kamisou.