The importance of emotion in tourism experiences has been widely discussed in many previous researchers. However, to date, not many study actually investigated the emotion related words that people use when they describe their tourism experiences. This study examined the emotional words that Korean people use when they explain their tourism experiences in three steps. First, from the 434 Korean emotion related words, 125 words were extracted by three researchers. Then, the 125 words were categorized into 61 negative emotional words and 65 positive emotional words based on a survey of 300 respondents. Finally, the most representative 49 emotion related words(25 negative and 24 positive) were selected out of the 125 words. After finalizing the emotional words list, the 49 emotional words were compared with Richins(1997) scale of emotional expression. The 49 emotional words were also classified into three categories according the three phases of a travel.