One of the places people from overseas shop when they come to Japan is drugstores. They sell medicine to vitamins and suppliments to cosmetics ... they are very popular. When youvisit Japan, be sure to visit drugstores.
Japan is not a Christian country ... as a matter of fact, people go to Temple, Shrine and Church in same day and not feel anything wrong with it in many cases. But when it comes to Cristmas, eveybody celebulates.
Fro the Christmas to New Year, it is a fun time to be in Japan. If you are in Japan and see Christmas or traditional Japanese New Year decolations, plese send me a photo.
I think ramen makes a very good late night meal. This plece "Hakata Tenjin" is my one of my favorite ramen chain. For 500 yen (about US$4.50), you can get hot bowl of Tonkotsu Ramen. You can ask the cook to cook noodle soft or hard. Any you also get second serving of noodle free, provided you left some soup in your bow.
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