I have started a basic Japanese language program to try and learn some polite phrases and key words. In addition, I've started to build up a list of places that I would like to visit while I'm there, if possible, including Ritsurin Koen Park (very near my girlfriend's apartment), Yashima Plateau, the standing Mizute Gomon Gate at the Takamatsu castle, and especially the Takamatsu Heike Monogatari Historical Museum. Currently I am in the middle of an intensive Japanese history class (by intensive I mean for this class alone we read over 300 pages/week and write over 10 pages/week which is pretty unusual for an undergrad class at my university) which is making this trip even more exciting. Since it's a 14 hour plane trip I plan to buy a condensed copy of the Heike Monogatari to read Any suggestions on a good translation?