In the third week of the Japanese course, we practised telling each other the prices of various goods, ranging from 7350 yen for a pair of trousers to 53 yen for a pencil. Although the basic numbering system is fairly simple, I find it hard to concentrate on more than one digit at a time, but I found an app which should help me. And we haven’t got on to writing them yet.
Since ¥ 500 is about £3, I may well be dealing with 5-digit numbers as the answer to “Are wa ikura desuka” (How much does that cost?). The basic price of the Kumano Kodo trek is ¥ 362 000, or san ju roku man ni sen en.