The little mall was absolutely gorgeous. There were stores of all kinds, including food. My friends had begun a challenge called whole30. Many of the students at ISAK were participating in it. It was a drastic dietary change that did not allow them to eat dairy or sweets, as well as other things. It lasted a month and everyone wanted to see how their energy would change based on their dietary changes. We looked at many stores until we got hungry. We went to an italian restaurant that was painted golden on the inside. Inside they served all sorts of pasta, salad, and seafood. I was also surprised at how almost every store accepts international credit cards such as visa. I thought I would have to rely on my japanese cash and coins throughout the entire trip. It was a very satisfying and a fun filled trip to Karuizawa town.