21 Essential Japanese Travel Phrases

21 Essential Japanese Travel Phrases

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Are you planning a trip to Japan soon?

Worried you won’t have time to learn Japanese before you go?

While learning Japanese might seem daunting, rest assured that you can get by on your trip with the Japanese travel phrases below, along with hand motions and a lot of bowing. You might run into people who speak English, especially in cities like Tokyo, but don’t count on it. Using Japanese, even if it’s only to say “please” or “thank you”, goes a long way–people will appreciate your efforts.

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Japan Weather Report: Cloudy With A Chance Of…Ice Cream?

Japan Weather Report: Cloudy With A Chance Of…Ice Cream?

You’re familiar with a weather forecast and the UV index, but have you ever heard of a cockroach forecast? Or an ice cream index?

The Japan Weather Association not only provides a typical weather forecast (天気予報, てんきよほう) but a variety of indexes and reports, called 指数 (しすう) in Japanese, such as how long it takes to dry your clothes outside, whether you should take cough drops, and how to know if you should eat ice cream on any given day. The temperature in Japan is only one part of the forecast you need!

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