Where in Japanese
Imagine you’re traveling in Japan and you need to ask for directions in Japanese… what’s the word for where in Japanese? And how do you get there?
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 directions
One 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:
Try practicing these example sentences:
Saying thank you
If 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)
That’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed the lesson! Find out all about asking Japanese questions in this series of lessons. Make sure you listen to the audio and practice your Japanese pronunciation. And do the Japanese tests at the end of each lesson to reinforce your knowledge of Japanese questions!
- Saying "how are you?" in Japanese.
- In this lesson you'll find lots of helpful questions in Japanese.
- Learn the correct use of When? in Japanese.
Sayaka Matsuura Rocket Japanese