Japanese Buildings & Places
Words and Vocabulary

This section covers the words and vocabulary used to describe Japanese buildings and places.

Japanese Buildings Vocabulary: Temple

Have you wondered what are the Japanese names for different buildings and places like library, post office, etc?

It's useful to know the names in Japanese, especially when you are traveling to Japan.

There are some unique Japanese buildings and places which you won't be able to see elsewhere.

For example, there are probably tens of thousands of 神社 (jinja - shrine) in Japan.

Not to forget about the 露天風呂 (rotenburo - open air bath). You will definitely need to try it when you visit Japan.

Check out the following Japanese buildings word list and see how many of them you have already known.

Increase your vocabulary with a Japanese electronic dictionary.

Kanji Hiragana or
Katakana
Romaji Meaning
1. 建物 たてもの tatemono Building
2. ビル biru Building
3. マンション manshon Condominium / Apartment / Mansion
4. 場所 ばしょ basho Place / Location
5. 空港 くうこう kuukou Airport
6. 飛行場 ひこうじょう hikoujou Airport
7. みなと minato Harbour / Port
8. 郵便局 ゆうびんきょく yuubin kyoku Post Office
9. 銀行 ぎんこう ginkou Bank
10. 市役所 しやくしょ shiyaku sho Municipal Office / City Hall / Town Hall
11. えき eki Station (Train)
12. 病院 びょういん byouin Hospital
13. 美容院 びよういん biyouin Beauty Salon / Hair Salon
14. 学校 がっこう gakkou School
15. 小学校 しょうがっこう shou gakkou Primary School / Elementary School
16. 中学校 ちゅうがっこう chuu gakkou Secondary School / Junior High School
17. 高校 こうこう koukou Senior High School
18. 大学 だいがく daigaku University
19. 大学院 だいがくいん daigaku in Graduate School
20. りょう ryou Hostel / Dormitory
21. 寄宿舎 きしゅくしゃ kishuku sha Dormitory / Boarding House
22. 図書館 としょかん tosho kan Library
23. 水族館 すいぞくかん suizoku kan Aquarium
24. 映画館 えいがかん eiga kan Movie Theater / Cinema
25. 博物館 はくぶつかん haku butsu kan Museum
26. 美術館 びじゅつかん bijutsu kan Art Museum
27. 体育館 たいいくかん taiiku kan Gynasium
28. 記念館 きねんかん kinen kan Memorial Hall
29. 大使館 たいしかん taishi kan Embassy
30. 旅館 りょかん ryokan Japanese Hotel / Inn
31. ホテル hoteru Hotel
32. 工場 こうじょう koujou Factory
33. 市場 いちば ichiba Market Place / Bazaar
34. 会場 かいじょう kaijou Meeting Place / Assembly Hall
35. 宴会場 えんかいじょう enkaijou Banquet Hall
36. 公園 こうえん kouen Park / Garden (Public)
37. にわ niwa Garden / Yard (within the house)
38. 交番 こうばん kouban Police Box
39. 神社 じんじゃ jinja Shrine
40. てら tera Temple
41. 教会 きょうかい kyoukai Church
42. 保育園 ほいくえん hoikuen Nursery School
43. 幼稚園 ようちえん youchien Kindergarten
44. 植物園 しょくぶつえん shoku butsu en Botanical Garden
45. 動物園 どうぶつえん doubutsu en Zoo
45. 近所 きんじょ kinjo Neighborhood
46. みせ mise Shop
47. 食料品店 しょくりょうひんてん shoku ryou hinten Grocery Store
48. 花屋 はなや hana ya Florist
49. 薬屋 くすりや kusuri ya Pharmacy
50. 魚屋 さかなや sakana ya Fish Dealer / Fishmonger
51. 肉屋 にくや niku ya Butcher
52. 八百屋 やおや yao ya Greengrocery / Fruit and Vegetable Store
53. 床屋 とこや toko ya Barbershop / Barber
54. パン屋 パンや pan ya Bakery
55. 本屋 ほんや hon ya Bookstore / Bookshop
56. 文房具屋 ぶんぼうぐや bunbou gu ya Stationery Shop
57. 質屋 しちや shichi ya Pawnshop
58. 居酒屋 いざかや izaka ya Bar / Pub (Japanese-style)
59. 風呂屋 ふろや furo ya Public Bath
60. 温泉 おんせん onsen Hot Spring
61. 露天風呂 ろてんぶろ roten buro Open Air Bath
62. アパート apa-to Apartment
63. デパート depa-to Department Store
64. レストラン resutoran Restaurant
65. ディズニーランド dizuni-rando Disneyland

The above are the words commonly used for Japanese buildings and places. I will add in more words related to Japanese buildings and places in future.

Seeking for more Japanese words on buildings and places? Get a Japanese electronic dictionary!

Want to increase your vocabulary? Check out the Japanese English dictionary.

Want To Make The Most Of The Fabulous Tokyo Attractions? Top 10 Things To Do In Tokyo.

› Japanese Buildings

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Learn to Speak Japanese Confidently & Naturally with Rocket Japanese
Learn Japanese Software

Japanese Electronic Dictionary
Electronic Dictionaries

Questions on Learning Japanese? Get them answered here...
Learn Japanese FAQ

New! Get listed in our Japanese Language School Directory
Japanese School Directory

Recent Updates

Testimonials