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Japanese Transportation Phrases: How to Enjoy Traveling by Train or Bus

Japanese Transportation Phrases: How to Enjoy Traveling by Train or Bus

Date published: 22 March 2016
Last updated: 15 August 2018

It can be hard to understand local transport and to reach your destination even you had diligently researched before leaving home. We will introduce several Japanese phrases that will come in handy when using local transportation.

Where is the station?

駅はどこですか?
(e-ki wa do-ko des ka?)

Where is the bus stop?

バス停はどこですか?
(ba-su te-i wa do-ko des ka?)

Where is the taxi stand?

タクシー乗り場はどこですか?
(ta-ku-shī no-ri-ba wa do-ko des ka?)

Where can I purchase the ticket?

チケットはどこで買えますか?
(chi-ket-to wa do-ko-de ka-e-mas ka?)

Does this train go to … station?

この電車は○○駅に停車しますか?
(ko-no den-sya wa …e-ki ni te-i-sya shi-mas ka?)

Sample destinations
Shinjuku
新宿 (shin-ju-ku)
Shibuya
渋谷 (shi-bu-ya)
Akihabara
秋葉原 (a-ki-ha-ba-ra)

What is the next stop?

次の停車駅はどこですか?
(tsu-gi no te-i-sya e-ki wa do-ko des ka?)

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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