This page contains information about the various locations in the game. When it gets long enough, it will be divided into sub-sections.
Onsen Town region
This is the region where Nanako starts the game. It consists of Onsen Town itself and the areas to the North, East, and West.
Onsen Town is a small walled resort located on the horse train line between Nanako's homeland and the Capital. Nanako wants to seek her fortune in the big city, but she stops here because she can't afford a ticket all the way to the Capital. Surely there's a way to make a buck around this place.
Onsen Town is build around a crossroads: one main road runs North-to-South, the other runs East-to-West. The roads divide the town into four quadrants. There are gates leading into the wilderness in each cardinal direction, and there's a fountain right at the center of town.
The fountain at the center of town has several different points of interest. First, if you examine the sign on the south side of the fountain, you'll find that by praying to the Protective Goddess, you can adjust whether or not the game allows you to change clothes in combat areas. This matters more in VH than in most ARPGs, because many monsters rip off or destroy your clothes.
Second, if you're visiting the fountain during the day, you'll find a bald, fat, angry-looking guy standing at the north side. This man is the only decent human being in the entire game. If you talk to him while you have 500 G or less, he'll give you 50 G. You can do this repeatedly, until you have more than 500 G. You can even go blow your money on freaky sex toys and come back broke and he'll start giving you money again.
In addition, if you talk to him while indecently clothed, he'll assume you're desperately poor and hand you 500 G in one lump. He'll cut you off once he's handed you a total of 500 G, though (this is a hand up, not a hand out). Note that if you really want to abuse his generosity, you can get 450 G out of him 50 G at a time, then go topless to pick up your final handout. He'll still give you a full 500 G, making a total of 950 G leeched out of him before he cuts you off.