Hello Mochimune! Mr. Mochizuki, thank you! I would like to ask you some questions. We are now at Mochimune Port Spa. First, why did you choose to make a hot spring at Mochimune Port ? Before becoming a spa, this place was a tuna factory. Tuna !? It was a fish factory ? The factory wasn’t used for more than 10 years. But we wanted to make something of this place. So, this building already existed ? Yes, it’s still the same building. But it doesn’t look like a fish factory at all. We renovated the whole thing. So you changed everything inside. That’s it. We were searching for a place to dig our hot spring and we found out that we can draw spring water here. It’s so lucky that you could dig a hot spring here, isn’t it ? Totally! We can say it’s a miracle. It should be hard to draw hot spring water. Is it rare in Japan to dig a hot spring in a port? It’s unique in Japan! Usually it’s impossible for ordinary people to enter in this part of the harbor. Yes, because it could bother fishermen. I think that most part of Japanese hot spring are located in the mountain. Absolutely. I don’t think there’s any other hot spring like this one in Japan. What are the other characteristics of Mochimune Port Spa? The spring quality! It has high quality alkaline water. Alkaline water?? It’s really good for the skin. Really? Your skin will become smooth. For a beautiful skin? Perfect for me too! The ocean is very close and so there are some salt in the spring water. It’s a little bit salty if you lick it. Customers can lick the water ? If you don’t mind. Here, spring water is salty. By the way, what is your customers target? First, I would like local people from Mochimune to come. So, you mean people living in Mochimune and Shizuoka city. Then, of course, we welcome people coming from other prefectures and foreign people too. Is there many people coming from other cities? A lot! Really? From where? Many people are coming from Tokyo, Osaka and Hyogo. Many people come here. Yes. Any foreigners? Yes. From Thai, China and Korea. And a French right here! You didn’t come yet! I will go later! We are waiting for French too! I already tried it once and it was unbelievable! The port is right next to the spa and the view is incredible! If the sky is clear, we can watch something big. Isn’t it? Beside Mochimune Port, you can watch Mount FUJI! Mount Fuji! It’s so rare to see the Mount Fuji from a spring bath. It’s sooo GREAT! It’s a typical japanese landscape. The interview is over! I gotta go right now. Just kidding. Let’s continue the interview! Of course, this is a spa but not only a spa. Not only a spa. Could you talk a little more about this facility? A Craft Beer factory will soon open right next to the spa. We can drink craft beer here? Yes, craft beer made right here. Right here? Already? Soon! When ? The factory will open in June 2019. So, we cannot drink beer yet. You can already drink craft beer from other factories. I’m working today so I’m not suppose to drink… It’s a shame! After a hot spring bath, body is getting really warm so it’s so delicious to drink beer and get cooler. Sooo GREAT! While watching Mount Fuji! It sounds like a dream. But the dream becomes true. Yes, it’s real. It should be hard to work here. Many temptations. I want to enter the bath and drink a beer. But you have to control yourself. Last question, could you talk a little bit about your job here? I’m the manager here. My team and me, ｗe manage this place to make our customers feel comfortable. Thank you so much! The interview is over. Don’t forget to click the like button and please share it. There are many videos about Mochimune on this channel, feel free to watch it all and subscribe to this channel. Let’s say the last word! We always say “MATA NE”. Look at the camera. 3, 2, 1… MATA NE!!