How To Say “I’m looking forward to it” In Japanese?

My Japanese friend has invited me to a hanami (cherry blossom viewing) party this weekend. This is going to be my first hanami party and I want to tell her that I’m really looking forward to it. How do I say this in Japanese?

Answer by Japanese teacher


(1) 楽(たの)しみにしています。

Tanoshimini shiteimasu.

I’m looking forward to it.

(2) すごく楽(たの)しみにしています。

Sugoku tanoshimini shiteimasu.

I’m really looking forward to it.


Tanoshimi literally means “delight, fun, pleasure”. Thus the above expression means “I’m looking forward to it”. To emphasize your anticipation for the event, you can add sugoku in front of the sentence. Sugoku means “really, very much”.