Staying in a Hotel, Hostel, or Ryokan? - Here are some Useful Japanese Phrases to Know

Staying in a Hotel, Hostel, or Ryokan? - Here are some Useful Japanese Phrases to Know

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Various forms of accommodations are available in Japan, from high class hotels to Japanese-style ryokans (traditional Japanese inns) and guesthouses for backpackers. Here are some useful phrases to know when you book or are at a hotel.

Do you have a … bedroom for tonight?

今晩、○○の空室はありますか?
(kon-ban …no kū-shi-tsu wa a-ri mas ka?)

example of …
single
シングル(shin-gu-ru)
double
ダブル(da-bu-ru)
twin
ツイン(tsu-i-n)
triple
トリプル(to-ri-pu-ru)
suite
スイート(su-ī-to)

I would like to stay … night(s). (when you tell how many nights you want to stay)

○○泊お願いします。
(…ha-ku o-ne-ga-i shi-mas.)

example of …
1
(i-chi)
2
(ni)
3
(san)
4
(yon)
5
(go)
6
(ro-ku)
7
(na-na)
8
(ha-chi)
9
(kyū)
10
(jū)

I would like to check-in.

チェックインをお願いします。
(chek-ku-in o o-ne-ga-i shi-mas.)

Where is …?

○○はどこですか?
(…wa do-ko des ka?)

example of …
rest room
トイレ(to-i-re)
elevator
エレベーター(e-re-bē-ta)
restaurant
レストラン(re-su-to-ran)
lobby
ロビー(ro-bī)

Please change my room.

部屋を変えてください。
(he-ya o ka-e-te ku-da-sa-i.)

The … is broken.

○○が壊れています。
(…ga ko-wa-re-te i-mas.)

example of …
air conditioner
エアコン(e-a-kon)
safety deposit box
セーフティーボックス(sē-fu-tī bok-ku-su)
television
テレビ(te-re-bi)
refrigerator
冷蔵庫(re-i-zo-u-ko)
bed
ベッド(bed-do)
bath
お風呂(o-fu-ro)
key
鍵(ka-gi)
light
明かり(a-ka-ri)
phone
電話(den-wa)
rest room
トイレ(to-i-re)

Can I have … please?

○○をください。
(…o ku-da-sa-i.)

example of …
bath towel
バスタオル(ba-su ta-o-ru)
cup
コップ(kop-pu)
ballpoint pen
ボールペン(bō-ru pen)
shampoo
シャンプー(syan-pū)
receipt
領収書(ryō-syū-syo)

I would like to use ….

○○を使いたい。
(…o tsu-ka-i-ta-i.)

example of …
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi(wa-i fa-i)
computer
パソコン(pa-so-kon)
television
テレビ(te-re-bi)
washing machine
洗濯機(sen-ta-ku-ki)

Would you keep my baggage here?

荷物を預かっていただけますか?
(ni-mo-tsu o a-zu-kat-te i-ta-da-ke mas ka?)

Would you call me a cab?

タクシーを呼んでいただけますか?
(ta-ku-shī o yon-de i-ta-da-ke mas ka?)

Are there any messages for me?

私宛のメッセージがありますか?
(wa-ta-shi a-te no mes-sē-ji ga a-ri mas ka?)

Can I extend my stay?

滞在を延長できますか?
(ta-i-za-i o en-chō de-ki mas ka?)

I would like to check-out.

チェックアウトをお願いします。
(chek-ku a-u-to o o-ne-ga-i shi-mas.)

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.

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