Where in Japanese
This free online lesson will teach you some essential travel Japanese so you can catch a train, find your hotel and navigate your way around the city.
Asking Where in Japanese
Asking for directionsOne of the first places you might want to find when arriving in an unfamiliar city could be the tourist information center. If you need to ask a stranger for directions, try this polite question form:
That was a polite way to ask for directions to the information center but if you're looking for the easiest way to ask where something is, you'll simply need to say "... は どこですか?" (... wa dokodesuka?) after the name of the place.
Here are some places you might be looking for:
Saying thank youIf you need to stop someone on the street or disturb a shopkeeper remember to excuse yourself first and thank them for their time!
おいそがしい ところ、 しつれい しました
Oisogashī tokoro, shitsurei shimashita.
Thanks for your time, sorry for disturbing you (formal)