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I'm writing a business e-mail to a Japanese speaking person, and I need to direct them to a certain URL. In English I would write "please visit http://www.example.com". I'm not sure the best way to say that in Japanese. My best guess is something like "http://www.example.comに訪ねてください", and if I was writing a friend I'd probably just try that figuring that they'd understand even if it wasn't quite right. But since this is formal business correspondence I want to make sure it's right.

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Not fit to answer this, but I think you would use ご覧, perhaps like こちらをご覧ください。 –  Louis Dec 7 '11 at 20:05
Looking at Space ALC, some used expressions seem to be ~ご覧ください or ~ご確認ください but I'm not fit to answer this either. –  cypher Dec 7 '11 at 21:02
こちらご覧ください[link] would work I'm pretty sure, but I don't know if there is a more formulaic expression in this case. –  silvermaple Dec 7 '11 at 21:18

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  • ...に訪ねる is ungrammatical. You have to use ...を訪ねる.
  • In the first place, using the expression 'visit' is metaphoric. It may work in English, but it is a bit strange in Japanse to use 訪ねる. As cypher writes, ご覧ください 'please see' is more natural.
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On the off chance that the information on the referred page is related to the contents of your email, I'll add in ~をご参照【さんしょう】ください meaning "Please refer to..."

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