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(MOVIE) Survival Japanese: How to Ask Directions in Japan

(MOVIE) Survival Japanese: How to Ask Directions in Japan

Date published: 22 March 2016
Last updated: 7 November 2018

There is nothing more lonely than getting lost in an unfamiliar place! Here are 5 useful Japanese phrases for asking directions.

1. Where is …?

○○はどこですか?
(…wa do-ko des ka?)

Example places
convenience store
コンビニエンスストア (kon-bi-ni-en-su su-to-a)
station
駅 (e-ki)
taxi stand
タクシー乗り場 (ta-ku-shī no-ri-ba)
hospital
病院 (byō-in)

2. Where are we on this map now? (Point at a certain place on a map)

私は今この地図のどこにいますか?
(wa-ta-shi wa i-ma ko-no chi-zu no do-ko-ni i-mas ka?)

3. Can I walk to here? (Point at a certain place on a map)

ここまで歩いていけますか?
(ko-ko ma-de a-ru-i-te i-ke mas ka?)

4. How far away is it from here?

どのぐらい距離がありますか?
(do-no gu-ra-i kyo-ri-ga a-ri mas ka?)

5. How long will it take?

どのぐらい時間がかかりますか?
(do-no gu-ra-i ji-kan ga ka-ka-ri mas ka?)

Practice these phrases and you'll have no worries about getting lost in Japan!

*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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