A: Please have a seat.
B: Please tell us your name and where you live.
My name is... I live in...
A: Thank you. Now, I will play a role of foreign tourist, and you will a role of tour guide. I will ask you some questions about Japanese history, culture and other things.
A: There are many sightseeing spots in Japan. Where do you recommend visiting?
I recommend that you visit Mt. Fuji. Near Mt. Fuji, there is a resort area around Lake Kawaguchi and is a nice place to view this mountain. It is perfectly cone-shaped and very beautiful. Also it is a symbol of Japan.
A: I see. In Japan, where are there paddy fields? Where do they plant rice seedlings?
There are many places, but one of the most famous places is Niigata Prefecture. It is famous for its rice production and has a famous rice brand, Koshihikari, which is one of the best quality rices. It tastes very good.
A: What is the national sport in Japan?
Uh.. The national sport is Sumo.
A: How is it played? Please explain about Sumo.
Well, Sumo is a traditional Japanese style of wrestling. There are two contestants and they have a match in a ring. Sumo wrestlers wear a loin cloth and the topknot. So, their looks are very traditional. As for Sumo rules, two contestants match against one another in a ring. When any part of the body except the soles touches the ground, or one of the contestants is pushed out of the ring, the match is decided.
A: I see. Okay. What is the charm about Japanese summer?
The charm... Depends on the locations, summer is different in Japan. In Tokyo, summer is very humid. But if you go to Hokkaido in summer time, it is very nice and cool. So, if you visit Japan in Summer, I recommend that you go to Hokkaido.
Also, Japan is the island and has ocean around us. So, there are many beaches, and you can enjoy swimming at the beach in many places in summer.
A: What are the traits of the foreign visitors that are rude to Japanese?
A: I mean what is the bad behavior of foreign tourists?
Japanese people understand that foreign people have different backgrounds and customs. So, I believe in many cases, Japanese are tolerant and friendly to foreign visitors.
A: Why are there so many hot springs in Japan?
Well, there are many volcanic mountains in Japan and hot springs come
from volcanic activities.
A: Which Japanese castle do you recommend?
I recommend that you visit Himeji castle in Himeji prefecture..., no, Hyogo prefecture.
A: Why is the Himeji castle? What is good about it?
It is one of the World Heritage sites, so it is a beautiful castle. The appearance of the castle is said to be like a white heron. It has a magnificent and calm atmosphere.
A: Thank you.
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