A Guide to Understanding Aircon Remote Controls in Japan

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The language barrier remains  an issue for tourists traveling in Japan. During the hot and cold seasons, they often find themselves having trouble making sense of the different buttons on the aircon remote. Regardless of whether you’re dealing with this problem at a local bed and breakfast, a ryokan, or a hotel, being able to successfully operate this device definitely draws the line between sleepless nights and comfort.


While there are different kinds of aircon remote controls in Japan, almost all of them bear the same buttons and characters. Here’s a handy guide to help you figure out what each of them represent:

Provided by Karaksa Media Partner (4 February 2019)

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