So it's been quite a while since I've posted anything. Things are still really busy and I doubt they'll slow down any time soon. But I've got some new pics that I want to share so here goes.
So the picture on the left is a kaitenzushi restaurant. The sushi come out on a convey belt and goes around by all the tables. If you want a plate, you just pick it up. When you're done, the waitress comes and counts your plates and gives you a bill. This place is 105 yen per plate, and most plates have onigiri. Sushi here is so much cheaper and so much better than the states, it still surprises me.
The pic on the right is an osake vending machine. I had heard of them, but there is one right on the street in Hikone. As you can see, they have a good selection of Japanese beer (Yebisu is my favorite so far), some chuhai (something like smirnoff ice or mike's hard lemonade) and I think cups of shochu (flavored distilled liquor ~30% alcohol). All alcohol is much cheaper here than in the U.S., even imported stuff like Jose Cuervo and Smirnoff.
Well I've got to go now, a friend of mine is cooking up some gyoza so I'm gonna go snag a few. Thanks for reading and leave comments or questions!