Animated Pictograms

Fun and easy-to-understand presentation of historical culture and traditional customs that are uniquely Japanese.

  • VISIT TO TEMPLE / SHIRINE
  • BOWING
  • POUNDING RICE CAKE
  • HAILING A CAB / TAXI
  • TAKING A BATH
  • WATER ABLUTION
  • TEA CEREMONY
  • RHYTHMIC CLAPPING AT CELEBRATIONS
  • RIDING THE TRAIN

About The Project

EXPERIENCE JAPAN PICTOGRAMS were developed to provide visual support for tourists in Japan.
For more information about the objectives and design concept of the project, please click here.

Request

If you would like us to create new PICTOGRAMS for you or have other requests, please contact us here.

HOTEL

ホテル[HOTERU]

“Hotels” in Japan usually refer to Western-style accommodation while certain things are uniquely Japanese such as no need to leave a tip for the hotel staff. There are different types of hotels. Business hotels offer basic accommodation at reasonable prices, whereas city hotels typically house restaurants and multi-purpose halls that can be used for banquets, wedding ceremonies, etc. Resort hotels are situated in tourist resorts. I stayed in a business hotel for the first time when I took an entrance exam for a university in Tokyo. That was almost 20 years ago. I remember the small hotel room where I did last-minute studying the night before the exam.