10 Useful Japanese Expressions to Book a Hotel in Japan

10 Useful Japanese Expressions to Book a Hotel in Japan

When you come visit Japan, I strongly recommend you to make a small trips to towns and villages other than big cities. If you are adventurous to travel around, you should to know how to book a room in Japanese. Today I will tell you 10 useful expressions for booking a hotel in Japanese.



 

10 Useful Japanese Expressions to Book a Hotel in Japan

 

1. Yoyaku wo shitain desuga, aiteiru heya ga arimasuka? (I would like to reserve a room. Is there a room available?)

When you find a hotel you would like to stay, you should ask if there are rooms available at first. You can add “konban (tonight)” or “ashita (tomorrow)” at the beginning of the sentence.

 

2. Singuru room wo onegai shimasu. (I’d like a single room, please)

If there were rooms available, the receptionist will ask what type of room you would like to book. Types of rooms are : Singuru (single), Daburu (double), Tsuin (twin) and Suiito (suite).

 

3. Ippaku onegai shimasu (For one night, please)

The receptionist, then, will ask you how long you wish to stay. One night is “Ippaku” in Japanese. Two nights is “Nihaku”. Three nights is “Sanpaku.”

 

4. Ippaku ikura desuka? (How much does it cost for one night?)

Now you can ask for how much does it cost for an overnight stay. You can also say, “Ryokin ha ikura desuka? (How much does it cost?)”

 

5. Choshoku tsuki desuka? (Is breakfast included?)

It would be nice to know if the breakfast is included with your room reservation. In some Japanese traditional style hotels, there are also dinner service included with your reservation. You can also ask “Yushoku tsuki desuka? (Is dinner included?)”

 

6. Check-in (Check-out) wa nanji desuka? (What time is check-in (check-out)?)

It’s would be nice to know what time you can check-in or what time you should check-out, in order to plan your trip.

 

7. Kono Credit card wa tsukaemasuka? (Can I use this credit card?)

You should also ask if the hotel accept your credit card for a payment. You can also tell your credit card name, such as VISA or MasterCard, before “wa tsukaemasuka?” to ask if you can use those credit card.

 

8. Heyani ofuro wa tsuite imasuka? (Is there a bath in the room?)

Many Japanese traditional hotels, in fact, only have a communal bath or toilets. Therefore if you don’t like sharing a bath or toilets with strangers, you should definitely ask this question.

Bath: Ofuro
Shower: Shawaa
Toilet: Toire
Open air bath: Rotenburo

 

9. Beddo ga arimasuka? (Is there a bed?)

It is also the case that many Japanese traditional guest rooms don’t have bed. In those hotels, we sleep in futon, which is kind of a mattress. If you aren’t comfortable sleeping on futon, then you should make sure that there is a bed in the room.

 

10. (Name) de yoyaku shite arimasu. (I have a reservation under the name of “X”)

After you booked a hotel, this is the expression to use when you actually arrive in the hotel.

 

Conclusion

I hope you now know what you should ask before booking a hotel in Japan and how to ask in Japanese. I hope you will find a great place to stay in Japan!

 

10 Useful Japanese Expressions to Book a Hotel in Japan

1. Yoyaku wo shitain desuga, aiteiru heya ga arimasuka? (I would like to reserve a room. Is there a room available?)

2. Singuru room wo onegai shimasu. (I’d like a single room, please)

3. Ippaku onegai shimasu (For one night, please)

4. Ippaku ikura desuka? (How much does it cost for one night?)

5. Choshoku tsuki desuka? (Is breakfast included?)

6. Check-in (Check-out) wa nanji desuka? (What time is check-in (check-out)?)

7. Kono Credit card wa tsukaemasuka? (Can I use this credit card?)

8. Heyani ofuro wa tsuite imasuka? (Is there a bath in the room?)

9. Beddo ga arimasuka? (Is there a bed?)

10. (Name) de yoyaku shite arimasu. (I have a reservation under the name of “X”)