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.

RENTAL BIKE(RENT-A-CYCLE)

レンタサイクル[RENTASAIKURU]

Getting around on foot can be a challenge in many tourist areas in Japan like Kyoto and Asakusa where attractive spots are scattered throughout the area. If this is the case, renting a bike is a convenient alternative. Rental bikes are offered mostly by rental shops from and to which you rent and return a bike. Bicycle-sharing systems are also on the rise which allow people to borrow a bike from a “dock” and return it at another dock belonging to the same system. These days, you can also rent a pedelec (pedal electric bicycle), which can be a powerful aid in getting around areas with many hills and slopes, such as Tokyo, Kamakura, Atami, Nagasaki, Hakodate, and Onomichi.