運転・停止（unten teishi) ON/Off button:
This is the basic power-setting button you will press to start or stop the airconditioning unit. In some cases, both are located on the same button. In other devices, you might see the unten as a green button and the teishi as a red button.
Still, your exciting journey to ‘cool Japan’ starts here.
温度 (ondo) Temperature:
This is probably the next most exciting button. The button which controls temperature, like an ice queen from a magical world, you too have the power to create a world of ice or a humid desert. What an exciting time to be alive! The ondo wording is usually located in between an arrow for up, and an indicator for down.
This controls the direction that you wish the air to blow out of the machine. Perhaps you are enjoying being chilled, but alas, now you are too chilled. However, you don’t want to turn off the device. You just want to be less cool, and you are also proud to change the temperature. Well, good news, you can change the vent, so it aims just a little bit higher, so you are just a little bit warmer.
Note: Some new machines may have Kazamuki set to 自動（Jidou) automatic. In this case, it will try to aim towards heat sources by default.
運転切換(untenkirikae) mode change:
You have set the air conditioner to a respectful 25 degrees, and you are not feeling any more refreshing you feel warmer than before. What has happened? It could be that your air-conditioner unit is set to a different mode. In most air-conditioners, there are several modes including (自動 jidou – automatic、冷房 reibou – cool、暖房danbou-heat、送風 soufuu-air/dry、除湿 Joshitsu – dehumidify)
You can also change the intensity of the output of the air-conditioner unit by looking for the word
This word is usually located also between an upwards arrow and a downwards arrow. If it is not, you may need to select this button and then use the same indicators that change the temperature.
You can set the air conditioner to turn on and off at certain times, to do this, you will need to place your timer. This is great as you can wake up nice and fresh.
入・切 on/off button:
You can use this to turn the timer on and off. In some air-conditioner units, you will need to change the mode. This can often be done under untenkirikae. In other devices, there will likely be a timer button.