Subject: Japan?
Hi All Ziners,

Any Japan experts here?

I am in the beginning stages of planning a trip to Japan next Spring for 2-3 weeks. Will probably visit Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto.

I have been doing a lot of research on the internet and am confused about those JR railpasses. Would it be worth while for those 3 cities - travel between them and travel within them?

Also - embarrassing - what are the eating sticks (Chinese 'chopsticks') called in Japanese? I have never learned to use these sticks. Since I travel on a budget and normally eat in small local restaurants am I likely to run into a problem with this?

Thanks for any help, advice and suggestions! Debbie - Israel