Japanese Hotel phrases

Make sure you pack these Japanese hotel phrases in your bag before you travel to Japan! After this free audio lesson you'll be able to ask for what you need in Japanese, find your way around a Japanese hotel, and explain any concerns you might have to the hotel staff.

Even if you’re lucky enough to find the perfect hotel, you’ll need to know a few useful Japanese words and phrases to understand the staff assisting you, so let's start with some basics...

Pronouncing Japanese hotel phrases

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Once you’ve checked in at a hotel, the receptionist will give you your key and tell you what room you’re in. By the way some hotels haven’t got a room number 4 or 9, because 4, “shi” literally means “death,” and 9, “ku” means “pain”.

かぎ

Kagi

The key

鍵の番号

かぎ の ばんごう

Kagi no bangō

The key number

あなたのお部屋は二号室です

あなた の お へや は に ごうしつ です

Anata no o heya wa ni gōshitsu desu.

You are in room number 2.

The key - Kagi

You may wish to know where the following are…

エレベーターは何処ですか

エレベーター は どこ です か

Erebēta wa doko desu ka ?

Where is the elevator?

プールは何処ですか

プール は どこ です か

Pūru wa doko desu ka ?

Where is the swimming pool?

レストラン/食堂は何処ですか

レストラン/しょくどう は どこ です か

Resutoran/Shokudō wa doko desu ka?

Where is the restaurant?

朝食は何処で食べますか

ちょうしょく は どこ で たべます か

Chōshoku wa doko de tabemasu ka?

Where do you serve breakfast?

You may also want to know:

チェックアウトは何時ですか

チェック アウト は なんじ です か

Chekku auto wa nanji desu ka?

At what time do I need to check out of the room?

今払いましょうか、それとも後で

いま はらいましょう か、 それとも あとで

Ima haraimashō ka, soretomo atode ?

Do I pay now or later?

朝食は何時ですか

ちょうしょく は なんじ です か

Chōshoku wa nanji desu ka ?

When do you serve breakfast?

Japanese hotel slippers

If your room isn’t equipped with all the facilities you’d like, here are some useful phrases…

タオルが必要です

タオル が ひつよう です

Taoru ga hitsuyō desu.

I need more towels.

石鹸が必要です

せっけん が ひつよう です

Sekken ga hitsuyō desu.

I need more soap.

トイレットペーパーが必要です

トイレット ペーパー が ひつよう です

Toiretto pēpā ga hitsuyō desu.

I need more toilet paper.

毛布がもう一枚必要です

もうふ が もう いち まい ひつよう です

Mōfu ga mō ichi mai hitsuyō desu.

I need an extra blanket.

Here are some final words and phrases that might come in handy…

ダブル ベッド

ダブル ベッド

Daburu beddo

A double bed (for two people)

冷房

れいぼう

Rēbō

The air conditioning

暖房

だんぼう

Danbō

The heater

暖房が壊れています

だんぼう が こわれて います

Danbō ga kowarete imasu.

The heater is broken.

汚い

きたない

kitanai

dirty

うるさい

うるさい

urusai

noisy

綺麗

きれい

kirei

clean

寒い

さむい

samui

cold

暑い

あつい

atsui

hot

みず

mizu

the water

明かり

あかり

akari

the light

壊れる/壊れている

こわれる/こわれている

kowareru/kowareteiru

broken

気に入らない / 容認できない

きに いらない / ようにん できない

kini iranai / yōnin dekinai

unacceptable

I hope you enjoyed this lesson.

Why not check out some more lessons on Japanese phrases next? - Understanding the basic Japanese phrases so you can blend in with the locals!

Mata oai shimashō!

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