B:Hello,please put your things there.（後ろの机を指差す。）
A:What is your name?
My name is .... Nice to meet you.（立ったまま）
A:Please sit down.
B:I'm ○○（名前を仰った）. Nice to meet you.
B:Where do you leave? Do you live in Tokyo?
No,I live in ... prefecture.
B:Me, too. Which part is it?
I live in ... town.
B:I don't know.
It's close to ... city,do you know ...?
B:Yes,so do you take ... line?
No, I take ... line.
A:How long did it take to come here today?
It took one and half hour from my house to here.
B:It's nice weather, isn't it?
Yes, I love this weather.
B:It really is.
B:So, ..., are you ready? I'll ask you some questions.
B:Why Japan has so many hot springs?
Because in Japan, there are a lot of volcanos,some of them are active volcanos.10 percent of world's active volcano is consentrated on Japan, but thanks to it, we can enjoy hot springs.
B:Okay.Why is hotspring so popular in Japan?
It is because,...first of all, Japanese like to soak in a deep hot bath, by soaking hotwater makes us feel so good and since Japanese like hotsprings, many people try to dig hotsprings and invite a lot of peole and get money!（ここでAもBも楽しげに笑う。しかし言ってしまった後に、しまった！なんで金儲けのことなんて言ってしまったんだろう、もっと地方によって温泉の種類が色々違うとか郷土料理も楽しめるなどのことを言うべきだった、と後悔。）
B:Where is the best hotsprings in Japan?
I recommend Hakone! Because Hakone is close to Tokyo, about 2 hours by train, also the weather is mild, and you can see the view of Mt.Fuji from lake ashi, lake ashi is really beautiful lake,too.(Aが微笑む）
B:How can I get there?
You can take the train so called odakyu-line and it takes about 2 hours to get there.（小田急ロマンスカーの名前がとっさに出てきませんでした）
B:2 hours, it's nos so bad.
B:Japanese like taking a bath, but in the west, we have baths,too. Is there any difference between Japanese bath and western bath? Not hotspring.
You mean in the house?
Okay,we use the same hot water in the house,this is the main difference.
B:Really? Do you share the hotwater?（えー本当に同じお風呂に入るの？というような感じ）
Yes,but before soaking, we wash ourbody and rince our body, so it's not so dirty.（ここでB,A共に笑う）
B:How about shower?
Shower? We use shower,to wash ourself and rince ourself, but taking shower is not enough for us.（ここでまたBもAも笑う）
B:Okay. I know Samurai. 侍の他にどんな種類の人がいたの？というような質問）
Other than Samurai?
Well,there were marchents who sold clothes like Kimono, and...a lot of things such as food and... daily products.Also there were women entertainer, so called Geisya.（予想だにしなかった質問だったので、かなりしどろもどろに答える）
B:I know Geisya. I watched a movie about Geisya.
Oh. And there were farmers.Japanese staple is rice, so there were lots of farmers.
B:So marchents, geisya, and farmers,are there all? Any more?
（あーもう思いつかない！とは思ったが苦し紛れに）There were teachers who taught children in school for commoners, so called terakoya.（Aが頷く）
B:Where is the best place for skiing in Japan?
I recommend Hokkaido! Because Hokkaido is famous for its powdery snow. Also you can enjoy hotspring,because Hokkaido is famous for hotsprings, too and you can enjoy freash seafood because seafood is also famous for Hokkaido, such as ....tuna,yellow tail, squid and so on.
B:（Powdery snowは良さそうね、という感じのことを仰った）But is it a little bit far ?
Yes, it is a little bit far.
B: How long does it take?
From Tokyo, it takes one and half hour by plane.
B:1 and half hour, it's not bad.
B:But what if I don't have much time? Do you recommend any place which is close?
Close to Tokyo?
In that case, I recommend Karuizawa. It's close to Tokyo,takes about 3 hours by driving. And you can take a bus from Tokyo or Shinjyuku station. karuizawa is good for one day trip.
B:One day trip, yes.(Aに向かって言う）How about the price?Is it expensive to ski in Japan?
Actually, I don't know the price for skiing in foreign countries, but I can tell you that when I went to Karuizawa for one day trip, it cost about 5000yen with bus fee, the lift and...all included, so I think it's not so expensive, if you find a nice agent.
B:（Aの方を向き）if you find a nice agent（私の発言を繰り返して）, yes.
B:Okay,that's all for today,.... Thank you very much.
Thank you for interviewing me, thank you.
B:Enjoy your short trip to your home.