100+ Japanese words useful in travel and banking

With the start of reopening of japan borders, growing even more, on the part of tourists and students, the interest in the Japanese language learningFor tourists, especially, it is very important to travel to the country with a minimum of knowledge of the language, especially the basic words related to travel and the most frequented environments, such as airports, banks, ATMs, banks (bank transactions), flights, planes , hotels, means of transport, streets and local geography. That is, from the basic vocabulary of typical situations experienced by a traveler.

The usefulness of words like “visa”, “air ticket”, “taxi”, “bank”, “airport” and “hotel” is enormous for these people. Therefore, it costs nothing to write down these terms in a notebook or computer notebook. Another tip is to add this kind of useful vocabulary in spaced repetition apps like Anki. This vocabulary list will make your trip to Japan much easier.

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In this article, we will learn more than 100 Japanese words related to tourism, which will undoubtedly help you during your stay in Japan, avoiding many hassles and facilitating the resolution of the basic questions that a foreign traveler or tourist will have to face.

The economic question and banking transactions are fundamental themes for this purpose. So read our article on using credit cards in Japan, clicking here.

Note: This article complements the following articles:

Japanese Words Guide for Tourists - Suki Desu (skdesu.com)

Traveling To Japan - Airport And Immigration - Suki Desu (skdesu.com)

Traveling to japan - airport and immigration

Essential vocabulary – Airport, tourism and travel

  • 観光客 (かんこうきゃく, kankoukyaku) = Tourist.
  • 観光 (かんこう, kankou) = Tourism.
  • 旅 (たび, tabi) = Journey, Journey.
  • 旅行 (りょこう, ryokou) = Travel.
  • 旅行する (りょこうする, ryokou suru) = Travel.
  • 飛行機 (ひこうき, hikouki) = Airplane.
  • 飛行 (ひこう, hikou) = Flight.
  • 便名 (びんめい, binmei) = Flight number.
  • パスポート (pasupooto) = Passport.
  • 旅券 (りょけん, ryoken) = Passport.
  • 一般旅券 (いっぱんりょけん, ippan ryoken) = Common Passport.
  • 公用旅券 (こうようりょけん, kouyou ryoken) = Official passport.
  • 外交旅券 (がいこうりょけん, gaikou ryoken) = Diplomatic passport.
  • 緊急旅券 (きんきゅうりょけん, kinkyuu ryoken) = Emergency Passport.
  • ビザ (びざ, biza) = Seen.
  • 査証 (さしょう, sashou) = Seen.
  • 日本国査証 (にっぽんこくさしょう/にほんこくさしょう, nippon koku sashou/nihon koku sashou) = Japanese visa.
  • 観光ビザ (かんこうびざ, kankou biza) = Tourist visa.
  • 通過査証 (つうかさしょう, tsuuka sashou) = Transit visa.
  • 就労ビザ (しゅうろうびざ, shuurou biza) = Work visa.
  • 就業査証 (しゅうぎょうびざ, shuugyou biza) = Business (work) visa.
  • 外交査証 (がいこうさしょう, gaikou sashou) = Diplomatic visa.
  • 一般査証 (いっぱんさしょう, ippan sashou) = Common visa.
  • 短期滞在査証 (たんきたいざいさしょう, tanki taizai sashou) = Short-term visa (short stay).
  • 特定査証 (とくていさしょう, tokutei sashou) = Special (specific) visa.
  • 公用査証 (こうようさしょう, kouyou sashou) = Official visa.
  • 帰化 (きか, kika) = Naturalization.
  • 申請 (しんせい, shinsei) = Application, Application (for visa, passport, naturalization, etc).
  • 入国管理局 (にゅうこくかんりきょく, nyuukoku kanri kyoku) = Immigration Office.
  • 入管 (にゅうかん, nyuukan) = Immigration Office.
  • 税関 (ぜいかん, zeikan) = Customs.
  • 空港 (くうこう, kuukou) = Airport.
  • 大使館 (たいしかん, taishikan) = Embassy.
  • 領事館 (りょうじかん, ryoujikan) = Consulate.
  • 長期滞在 (ちょうきたいざい, chouki taizai) = Long stay (long duration of stay).
  • 短期滞在 (たんきたいざい, tanki taizai) = Short stay (short length of stay).
  • 入国審査 (にゅうこくしんさ, nyuukoku shinsa) = Immigration Inspection.
  • 出入国管理 (しゅつにゅうこくかんり, shutsunyuukokukanri) = Control of immigration and emigration from the country.
  • 航空券 (こうくうけん, koukuuken) = Air ticket.
  • 成田空港 (なりたくうこう, narita kuukou) = Narita Airport.
  • タクシー (takushii) = Taxi.
  • 駅 (えき, eki) = Station.
  • 空車 (くうしゃ, kuusha) = "Free taxi" (literally: empty vehicle).
  • 運転席 (うんてんせき, untenseki) = Driver's seat.
  • 助手席 (じょしゅせき, joshuseki) = Passenger seat.
  • 渡航制限 (とこうせいげん, tokou seigen) = Travel restrictions.

Essential vocabulary – Banking transactions

  • 引き出す (ひきだす, hikidasu) = Withdraw, Withdraw (money).
  • 下ろす (おろす, orosu) = To withdraw (money).
  • 振り込む (ふりこむ, furikomu) = Transfer (money).
  • 預金する (よきんする, yokin suru) = Deposit (money).
  • 換金する (かんきんする, kankin suru) = Receive.
  • 限度額 (げんどがく, gendogaku) = Limit (maximum amount for withdrawal or deposit).
  • 紙幣 (しへい, shihei) = Paper money (banknote).
  • 硬貨 (こうか, kouka) = Currency.
  • 金銭 (きんせん, kinsen) = Money.
  • お金 (おかね, okane) = Money.
  • 外貨 (がいか, gaika) = Foreign currency.
  • 小切手 (こぎって, kogitte) = Check.
  • はんこ (hanko) = Stamp.
  • 印鑑 (いんかん, inkan) = Stamp.
  • 通帳 (つうちょう, tsuuchou) = Bankbook, passbook.
  • 貯蓄 (ちょちく, chochiku) = Savings.
  • 当座 (とうざ, touza) = Current account.
  • 振替 (ふりかえ, furikae) = Transference.
  • 預金口座 (よきんこうざ, yokin kouza) = Current account, bank account.
  • 銀行 (ぎんこう, ginkou) = Bank.
  • 口座 (こうざ, kouza) = Account.
  • 振り込み (ふりこみ, furikomi) = Transfer.
  • 他行 (たこう, takou) = Another bank.
  • あて名 (あてな, athena) = Recipient.
  • 差出人 (さしだしにん, sashidashinin) = Sender (who sends).
  • 窓口 (まどぐち, madoguchi) = Cashier's mouth.
  • 送金する (そうきんする, soukin suru) = Send money.
  • 手数料 (てすうりょう, tesuuryou) = Fee, Commission.
  • 送料 (そうりょう, souryou) = Shipping/delivery fee.
  • 仕送り (しおくり, shiokuri) = Subsidy, subsistence allowance.
  • 支払う (しはらう, shiharau) = Pay.
  • 払い戻し (はらいもどし, haraimodoshi) = Refund.
  • 借金 (しゃっきん, shakkin) = Debt.
  • 借金をする (しゃっきんをする, shakkin wo suru) = Borrowing money (“do debt”).
  • 交通費 (こうつうひ, koutsuuhi) = Transit/Transport Fee.
  • 割り勘にする (わりかんにする, warikan ni suru) = Split the amount, split the bill.
  • 請求書 (せいきゅうしょ, seikyuusho) = Bill to pay, bill.
  • 生活費 (せいかつひ, seikatsuhi) = Cost of living.
  • 節約する (せつやくする, setsuyaku suru) = Save.
  • 勘定を済ませる (かんじょうをすませる, kanjou wo sumaseru) = Pay the bill.
  • 領収書 (りょうしゅうしょ, ryoushuushou) = Receipt.
  • レシート (reshiito) = Receipt.
  • むだづかいをする (mudazukai wo suru) = To squander, to spend too much, to waste money.
  • 費用が掛かる (ひようがかかる, hiyou ga kakaru) = Cost, cost money.
  • お釣り (おつり, otsuri) = Change.
  • お問い合わせ (おといあわせ, otoiawase) = Ask questions.
  • 無駄を省く (むだをはぶく, muda wo habuku) = Eliminate waste.
  • 貯金する (ちょきんする, chokin suru) = Save money.
  • 現金で払う (げんきんではらう, harau genkin) = Pay in cash.
  • カードで払う (かーどではらう, kaado de harau) = Take the card.
  • カード挿入口 (かーどそうにゅうぐち, kaado sounyuuguchi) = Card entry.
  • キーパッド (kiipaddo) = Keyboard (of an ATM).
  • 両替 (りょうがえ, ryougae) = Exchange.
  • 換算率 (かんさんりつ, kansan ritsu) = Exchange rate.
  • 支店長 (してんちょう, shitenchou) = Bank manager.
  • 署名 (しょめい, shomei) = Signature.
  • カウンター (kauntaa) = Counter.

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