Enhance your trip with some basic language skills
Learning a few everyday Japanese phrases will make your trip even more memorable. See below for a list of basic Japanese greetings, phrases to get attention, and simple questions.
|Ohayo gozaimasu||Good morning|
|Oyasumi nasai||Good night|
|Gomen nasai||I am sorry|
|Wakarimasen||I don't understand|
|Doko desuka||Where is ___?|
|Ikura desuka||How much is ___?|
Japanese language support
For a more comprehensive selection of useful words and phrases, take a look through the Tourist's Language Handbook . It is a useful tool to carry with you on your trip. For a free speech translation app that is geared towards travel-related conversations, try out the multilingual speech translation application: VoiceTra . The Japan Foundation provides a Japanese language learning platform, JF Japanese e-Learning Minato , that offers many self-study courses. Hirogaru, get more of Japan and Japanese , also provided by the JF, is a website promoting interest-based language learning over a variety of topics. For more Japanese language expressions, as well as in-depth information about traveling in Japan, download one of the JNTO travel brochures in English, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, Korean, French, and Thai.