Japanese travel phrases

Don’t leave home without this free audio lesson on Japanese travel phrases!

How do you ask 'when' and 'where' in Japanese? How do you ask when the bus leaves or the train arrives? When does the museum open? Where can you find a tourist information center? Essential travel phrases for your Japanese survival kit, right?

Listen to the pronunciation, and practice these common questions and Japanese words aloud. We’ve made it real easy to follow and you'll never have an excuse to be late or lost in Japan!

Common Japanese travel phrases

Japanese tourist attaction

One of the first questions you might want to ask when arriving in an unfamiliar city could be…

A japanese city

Some smaller cities in Japan don’t have tourist information centers. You might have to rely on asking the locals. Here are some useful questions you might need…

Credit cards are not as widely used in Japan as they are in England or America for example, so you might have to exchange some money.

That’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed the lesson!

Mata ne!


Sayaka Matsuura
Rocket Japanese


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