The Japanese particle e (へ) is used to show direction. E can only be used with verbs that have physical direction or a destination. It's always written using the hiragana character HE (へ), but it is pronounced E (え)

   Ni is also used to show direction except it shows to a final destination. The particle e gives more of a sense that one is setting out towards a direction. It shows a general direction as to where someone is headed.

   He went towards Bookstore = kare wa honya e itta
   (彼は本屋へ行った)

   (She) wants to go outside = soto e ikitai (外へ行きたい)

   Tomorrow, (I will) go to park = ashita, kouen e iku
   (明日、公園へ行く)







   It's also commonly used to welcome someone to a country or place.

   Welcome to Japan = nihon e youkoso (日本へようこそ)

   Welcome to Osaka = oosaka e youkoso (大阪へようこそ)

   Welcome to our house = watashitachi no ie e youkoso
   (私達の家へようこそ)