Shopping in Japanese

If you're going to Japan, plan on doing a little shopping. There are ton of places in Japan where you can find traditional Japanese crafts, high-end fashion apparel, state-of-the-art electronics, vintage wares and much more. However, before you go we highly recommend learning a little Japanese to make your shopping experience in Japan a success. Below we'll the explore the most useful Japaneses phrases and words you'll need to know when you go shopping in Japan. Click on any blue button to hear a phrase, then repeat the phrase out load.
English
Japanese
How much is this?
これはいくらですか
Kore wa ikura desu ka
Where is ________?
_______ はどこにありますか
_______ wa doko ni arimasu ka
Do you have ______?
(が) ありますか
______ wa arimasu ka
I'm just looking
見ているだけです
Miteiru dake desu
I'll take this
これ を おねがいします
Kore o onegaishimasu
I'm looking for ______.
を さがして います
______ o sagashite imasu
Which size is this?
この サイズ は なんです か
Kono saizu wa nandesu ka?
I'd like to try it on.
きて みて も いい です か
Kite mite mo ii desu ka?
Do you have more?
もっと あります か
Motto arimasu ka?
Which do you think is better?
どちらがいいと思いますか
Dochira ga ii to omoimasu ka
I prefer ______.
______ のほうがいいんですけど
______ no hou ga ii n desu kedo
I like it
これが いいです
Korega iidesu
It looks good
にあいます
Niaimasu

The following are common types of shops and shopping items you might look for while shopping in Japan.
Shopping center/mall
ショッピングセンター / しょうてんがい
Shoppingu-sentā / shōten-gai
Supermarket
スーパー
Sūpā
Store
おみせ
Omise
Pharmacy
くすり や / やっきょく
Kusuri-ya / Yakyoku
Bakery
パン や
Pan-ya
Shoe store
くつ や
Kutsu-ya
Department store
デパート
Depāto
Handbag
てさげ かばん / ハンドバッグ
Tesage kaban / Hando baggu
Sweater
セーター
Sētā
Dress
ドレス / ワンピース
Doresu / Wanpīsu
T-shirt
ティーシャツ
Tī-shatsu
Handbag
てさげ かばん / ハンドバッグ
Tesage kaban / Hando baggu
Trousers
ズボン
Zubon
Underwear
したぎ
Shitagi
Shirt
シャツ
Shatsu
Tie
ネクタイ
Nekutai
Socks
くつした
Kutsushita

In Japan, the clerks and department stores are usually very polite and helpful. The following are a few of the most popular expressions customers can expect to hear.
Welcome
いらっしゃいませ
irasshaimase
May I help you?
何かお探しですか
Nanika osagashi desu ka
Certainly
かしこまりました
Kashikomarimashita
Sorry to have kept you waiting
お待たせいたしました
Omatase itashimashita
How do you like it?
いかがですか
Ikaga desu ka