Need a little bit of info....
1) Language: I'm learning Japanese, trying to fit in as much as possible, how much Kanji is used over there - that's gonna be a pain for me. Also, when you go to restaurants, shops, etc, are the yen in roman numerals (1,2,3,4,etc), or Japanese characters (I ask b/c on japanese web sites they appear to use roman numerals a lot)?
2) What are some of the best travel guides you could reccomend, the trip is for business but i will have almost a week of tourist time?
3) Any secret spots or must see places i should know about?
4) Scenic or romantic areas? I have the option to bring the wife, but is it worth it?
5) Does anyone know of any hotels with outdoor heated pools at this time?
Thanks very much to everyone who replies, I've lived here in NY my whole life, if anyone wants info about here feel free to ask me.