A＆B: Good Morning
A or B: Please have a seat
A: Please tell us your name and where you are from.
My name is XXX and I am from Osaka City.
B: How are you today?
I am fine, but it is quite cold today in Kyoto.
B: Yeah, it is. Is it colder in Kyoto than in Osaka?
Yes, I think 1 or 2 degrees Celsius colder here.
B: Ah, I see.
B: So, let us start the examination. Imagine I am a foreign tourist and please answer my questions as a tour guide.
B: I like skiing. Could you please tell me where to go for skiing?
I myself do not ski, but I have heard Niseko Ski Resort is good. The quality of snow there is nice, powder snow.
B: Oh! Powder Snow?
Yes, the resort is popular especially among Australians.
B: Hmm. I see. Where is it?
It takes just 2 hours by car from Sapporo.
Sapporo is a big city in Hokkaido and you can take airplane from 0saka and within 2 to 3hours you will be there.
B: Airplane? Can not I go there by train, like Shinkansen?
No, it is far and Hokkaido is another Island. You can take Shinkansen up to Aomori but after that undersea tunnel with other train...... It takes much time.
B: Then you recommend taking airplane?
Yes, otherwise you might get too tired before you ski.
B: I see. Thanks.
B: By the way I am interested in history, especially in Edo Period. I know a bit about samurai warriors.
Were there any other people?
Yes, of course. There were merchants and farmers and so on.
B: Ah, I see. I have heard merchants in Osaka were quite active.
Yes, especially merchants in Sakai were active because Sakai Port was open to other countries for importing and exporting.
B: Hmmm??? Open to other countries??
Oh, sorry no it was not. It was the time of isolation...
B: I see. By the way I am also interested in hot springs. Where can I take a bath outside?
Then I recommend you go to Hakone. There are nice hot springs there. In some area you can have a nice view of Mt. Fuji.
B: Is it not very cold to bath outside?
No, it is not. The temperature of hot water is high.
B: Can I wear my swimsuit?
Hmm, we do not do that. You can just go with nothing on. It is not very embarrassing.
B: Good I see....
B: OK! That is all for today. Thanks.
A: Thank you.
That is all?
All Right. Thank you very much.
Thank you for your time.