Dating japan guide
A trip to Ōzu can easily be combined with one to the appealing small town of UCHIKO (内子), ten minutes by express train north along the Yosan line.
Uchiko was once an important centre for the production of Japanese wax (), made from the crushed berries of the sumac tree.
DO cover your mouth with your other hand when using a toothpick.
It's also a one-stop center for the best of Japan -- culture, quality products and impeccable service.
The city has endured the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, bombings of World War II, the implosion of its housing bubble in the 1990s and heavy effects of the March 2011 tsunami/earthquake that hit Japan.
The best place to start your tour of Uchiko – which is easily explored on foot – is at the handsomely restored kabuki theatre Uchiko-za (内子座; Tues–Sun 9am–4.30pm; ¥300; 0893/44-2840), which lies around 500m northeast of the train station.
Performances are held once or twice a week at the theatre, which was built in 1916 to celebrate the accession of the Emperor Taisho; during the day you can wander around the auditorium and stage.