This will be my last post. Yes, it is sad but I am really looking forward to eating a huge cheeseburger when I get back stateside! Anyway, here are a few tips from my experience if you ever visit Japan:
- Railways are the only way to travel.
- Look RIGHT then left then right again…traffic comes from the opposite direction.
- Bring your umbrella. Downpours are common during the rainy season and you don’t want to be caught in one….really not fun…really. It is also extremely humid here so if you are used to dry Colorado weather, you best brace yourself!
- Use your coins! Some of them are worth 500yen (approximately $5) and will become very heavy in your pocket if you do not use them…although I felt kind of rich when my pockets had weight ; )
- Be prepared to eat anything! I have eaten so many different types of seafood (fish, octopus, snail-like creatures, eel, etc.) that I have lost track of them all.
- Domo is a handy word. I have used it for anything from thank you to nice to meet you to excuse me to see you later.
- There is nothing like real Japanese sushi (I know I just talked about eating but this one really deserves its own line!).
- Most importantly…you have to try sake (pronounced “saw kay”) but be sure to pace yourself…experience has taught me that it can be very potent!