One of the pleasures of traveling overseas is in being able to use the local language of the foreign country. Whether it be for shopping, securing lodging, or just getting about, being able to communicate with the local people will bring you much closer to them.
Sushi, tempura, savory okonomiyaki – there are so many yummy Japanese foods you won’t want to miss during your stay. “Hashi” or chopsticks are an indispensable tool when you sample these local specialties.
You’ve made it through your grandpa’s jokes during the Christmas meal and handed out all of your gifts. The holiday season has officially wrapped up, but the bills from your holiday shopping certainly haven’t.
On the walk from the train station up to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Komachi Street is a popular street packed with shops selling many goods and souvenirs including tea, rice cookers, honey, origami and miniature figurines.