Meaning

Primary

Sightseeing

Alternatives

Sightseer, Watching

Word Type

noun, する verb

Explanation

If you try to see a bunch of things at once, you are probably sightseeing or watching. This can also refer to the person doing the action, so it can sometimes mean sightseer too.

Reading

けんぶつ
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading is all on'yomi, and you know how to read . 's on'yomi (けん) is a reading you didn't learn with the kanji because it's so much less useful, but you do have to know it here. You've seen it with 発見 a couple levels ago, so that should help. Just imagine taking the samurai Ken on an epic sightseeing trip. Think of all the things you and Ken will visit!

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 〜見物
  • 見物を〜
  • 見物に〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 名古屋見物
    sightseeing in Nagoya
    東京見物
    sightseeing in Tokyo
    花火見物
    watching fireworks
  • 見物をすすめる
    to encourage someone to go see something
    見物を楽しむ
    to enjoy sightseeing
    見物をする
    to sightsee, to look on
  • 見物に行く
    to go sightseeing
    見物に来る
    to come to sightsee
    見物に出かける
    to go out sightseeing

Context Sentences

おもしろそうだから、見物してみましょう。

It seems fun, so let’s have a look.

オフィスのまどから、クリスマスパレードを見物しました。

We watched the Christmas parade from the office windows.

母ちゃんなら、東京見物に出かけたぜ。

Mom would have gone sightseeing in Tokyo.

Kanji Composition