And now for the Final Round

The next few posts will be about logistics - hotels, transportation, apps, etc. But before we get to that, have some amusing day-to-day signs and such

 This was the Google Translate image of a gadget on our table at lunch one day. 100 yen to for psychological testing fortunes.

This was the Google Translate image of a gadget on our table at lunch one day. 100 yen to for psychological testing fortunes.

 You should do your squats before you go - this is a Japanese-style toilet. Luckily, most restrooms have Western-style toilets.

You should do your squats before you go - this is a Japanese-style toilet. Luckily, most restrooms have Western-style toilets.

 Speaking of toilets - I don't know how we resisted the urge to go in. I mean, they have toilets AND Pokemon!

Speaking of toilets - I don't know how we resisted the urge to go in. I mean, they have toilets AND Pokemon!

 We never did figure out what, exactly, this was. Homeless shelter/lawn area? Disaster gathering area?

We never did figure out what, exactly, this was. Homeless shelter/lawn area? Disaster gathering area?

 Vending machines are EVERYWHERE (and I do mean everywhere - inside buildings, in parks, on the sidewalks even in residential areas). And they all have this deliciously-named Pocari Sweat drink (something like Gatorade, apparently).

Vending machines are EVERYWHERE (and I do mean everywhere - inside buildings, in parks, on the sidewalks even in residential areas). And they all have this deliciously-named Pocari Sweat drink (something like Gatorade, apparently).

 Italian Tomato Cafe  Jr.

Italian Tomato Cafe Jr.

 We went over there. There was nothing to see.

We went over there. There was nothing to see.