Would you like to know some easy Japanese phrases to communicate with the locals when you travel in Japan? Then, the NHK (the Japanese national broadcast station) has a very good web page where you can learn handy phrases while watching eight fun short video clips.
These include "ii desu ka" (May I?) "Sumimasen" (sorry or excuse me, among other things) "Doko desu ka" (where is...)
What's great about them is that they also introduce you to some gestures/body languages that Japanese people frequently use. Such as bow (ojigi), or the hand gesture for asking "can you please take a picture for me?"
When you think about how we interact with each other in English, non-verbal communications play a big role as well as our speech. (studies suggest that only 7% of communication is the words, the rest is intonation, body language etc) It's same in Japanese!
Hope it helps you to enjoy your time in Japan even more. Happy Learning!