"Higaeri" means using an onsen without staying the night - daytripping to have a soak and then head home. The Seishun 18 Kippu makes it easy to get to some cool onsen very cheaply. Here's how you do it.
The Japanese are carnivorous, deep-frying motherfuckers, and tonkatsu are the hidden pièce de résistance of the Japanese culinary world. Details on the restaurants here: howtojaponese.com/2009/01/26/p179/