What secrets await deep in the beautiful and mysterious mountains of Inner Nikkou? A story you will never forget.
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The narrator remembers a moment with his grandparents.
Notes: This episode contains a few challenging words, such as one that means "the basin of a waterfall," and several place names that will likely be unfamiliar. But hang in there! The first few pages of a new story are always the most challenging and this one is worth it.
|With Sound Effects||Unread||3.4(125 votes)|
|Voice Only||Unread||3.5(42 votes)|
Serene Lake Yunoko provides a beautiful place for a walk -- but is a change in the air?
Notes: This episode contains a note on the pattern ka to omottara and as well as a review of the phrase maru de.
|With Sound Effects||Unread||3.3(55 votes)|
|Voice Only||Unread||3.6(23 votes)|
The narrator gives more details about his living situation.
Notes: This episode contains a reminder about the tari pattern, as well as a note regarding an interesting aspect of this story's narration style.
|With Sound Effects||Unread||3.2(20 votes)|
|Voice Only||Unread||3.4(12 votes)|
Yuuta reflects on the differences between his life in Tokyo and his summers in Oku-Nikkou.
Notes: This episode contains fun vocabulary, such as a word that means "a treat" or "a reward," plus a pattern for saying that someone does something "secretly" or "covertly," and more.
|With Sound Effects||Unread||3.1(14 votes)|
|Voice Only||Unread||3.4(11 votes)|
Yuuta describes a particularly exciting part of his routine at the hot springs hotel.
Notes: This episode showcases fun vocabulary like words that mean "to cast aside," and "thrill," plus a note on a special use of to to emphasize the trifling quality of an amount.
|With Sound Effects||Unread||3.1(17 votes)|
|Voice Only||Unread||3.3(8 votes)|
Yuuta's attention is arrested by a scene outside the hotel.
Notes: This episode is packed with interesting vocabulary, such as an expression that means "to have one's eyes glued to something," as well as several interesting notes.
|With Sound Effects||Unread||3.1(13 votes)|
|Voice Only||Unread||3.3(6 votes)|
The courtyard becomes the scene for a memorable moment.
Notes: This exciting episode also contains great vocabulary and notes, such as a pattern that means "as if / as though," and a note on the difference between two readings of 中.
|With Sound Effects||Unread||2.8(11 votes)|
|Voice Only||Unread||3.0(3 votes)|
What starts as an unfamiliar sound comes to have a special meaning for Yuuta.
Notes: This episode contains great cultural elements as well as a breakdown of a sentence that stops and starts several times from different angles.
|With Sound Effects||Unread||2.7(10 votes)|
|Voice Only||Unread||2.9(3 votes)|