B: Good morning.
Good morning and may I place my baggage on the desk?
B: Yes, please. Please be seated.
B: May I have your name?
My name is Hirohide ...................
B: Where are you living?
.............., near Odakyu Line.
A: Oh, it is very near.
Yes, it is.
B: Now, he will ask some questions.
A:How was the people's life in Samurai era?
Do you mean the people's life in Samurai Era in Japan?
In samurai era, there were 4 classifications of the people. The
top ranked class was Samurai, next was agricultural people, third
was manufacturers and fourth was merchant. Samurai was in the position
like military person, politicians and administration officials.
The other people were suffered by heavy tax but they were very peaceful
with the good security.
A: Oh, they were peaceful.
Yes, they were.
A: Who was the last Shogun?
The last Shogun was Tokugawa Yoshinobu up to 1867.
A: How long did he stay in Shogun position?
I am not sure but probably for about for years.
A: Now I am a tourist. Please tell me how
to get to Mt. Fuji?
There are some choices. To drive a car by yourself, to take a bus
and to take a railway. I recommend to take Odakyu Line to go to
Hakone and to enjoy good scenery of Mt. Fuji. But, if you like to
climb the mountain, you can take a bus from Shinjuku Station.
A: What season do you recommend me to go there?
It's depend. If you like to enjoy the scenery of snowy Mt. Fuji,
January and February would be better because we have clear sky in
winter, and If you like to climb the mountain, you can visit there
in summer. But it may be hard to enjoy the scenery because of so
A: Now where do you recommend me to enjoy
I recommend Hokkaido. Because it is powder snow over there and many
Taiwanese and Australian people are visiting there in these days.
A: Are there hot springs?
Yes, there are many.
A: Why there are so many hot springs?
Volcanic geography in Hokkaido produces a lot of hot springs over
A: Do you like hot springs?
Yes, I do.
A: Why you like hot springs?
Because, I can be relaxed in hot springs and it is also good for
A: I know that Japanese people like to take
bath. How frequently do they take bath?
A: Now, I am going to Osaka. Please tell me
how to go to Osaka and what to see over there?
You can take Shinkansen and enjoy Kyoto City and Nara City, and
also beautiful Himeji Castle in Himeji City. Kyoto and Nara are
A: Why do you recommend to take Shinkansen?
Because it takes only 2 hours and a half to go there and starts
every 10 minutes.
A: Oh, it is very frequent service.
Yes, it is.
A: But it must be expensive.
No, it is just fifteen thousand yen.
A: Is it for round trip?
No, it is for one way trip.
A: It is not so cheap.
B: Thank you. This is the end of the examination.
Thank you very much and see you again.
A&B: Good by.