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Infographic: How to Ask for Directions in Japanese

These are phrases you need to know when you get lost in Japan.

Infographic: asking for directions in Japan

How to ask for directions in Japanese. Click on image to view full size.

I’m lost.
道に迷いました.
michi ni mayoimashita.

May I ask you something?
ちょっとお聞きしてもいいですか?
chotto okiki shite mo ii desu ka.

Where’s Ikebukuro station?
池袋駅はどこですか?
ikebukuro eki wa doko desu ka.

How do I get to Shibuya station?
渋谷駅へはどう行けばいいですか?
shibuya eki e wa dou ikeba ii desu ka.

Can you take me to Shinjuku station?
新宿駅へ連れて行ってくれますか?
shinjuku eki e tsurete itte kuremasu ka.

Where is this address?
この住所はどこですか?
kono juusho wa doko desu ka.

Can you show me on the map?
地図で教えてくれますか?
chizu de oshiete kuremasu ka.

Please go straight ahead.
まっすぐ行ってください.
massugu itte kudasai.


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Please turn right/left.
右/左に曲がってください.
migi/hidari ni magatte kudasai.

Please cross that bridge.
あの橋を渡ってください.
ano hashi o watatte kudasai.

Please turn left at the first intersection.
最初の交差点を左に曲がってください.
saisho no kousaten o hidari ni magatte kudasai.

Please turn right at the next traffic signal.
次の信号を右に曲がってください.
tsugi no shingou o migi ni magatte kudasai.

Please follow the street.
道なりに進んでください.
michinari ni susunde kudasai.

Please go straight, it’s on the right side.
まっすぐ行って、右側にあります.
massugu itte, migi gawa ni arimasu.

There’s a bank on the left side.
左に銀行があります.
hidari ni ginkou ga arimasu.

The post office is next to the convenience store.
郵便局はコンビニのとなりです.
yuubinkyoku wa konbini no tonari desu.

How far is it from here?
ここからどのくらいですか?
koko kara dono kurai desu ka.

It takes about 10 minutes on foot.
歩いて約10分です.
aruite yaku juppun desu.

You should grab a taxi.
タクシーで行ったほうがいいですよ.
takushii de itta hou ga ii desu yo.

It’s not within walking distance, is it?
歩いて行ける距離ではないのですね.
aruite ikeru kyori de wa nai no desu ne.

It’s really close.
すぐそこですよ.
sugu soko desu yo.


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