Learn Japanese for free in English with the kawaii日本語! kawaii日本語 helps you to learn Japanese faster and read and write Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji with cute flashcards, learning games, and mnemonics learning techniques.

kawaii日本語 is perfect for beginners who want to learn to read and write Japanese. Try kawaii日本語 and you’ll be amazed at how quickly you can learn Japanese Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji!

kawaii日本語 learn Japanese app offers the following features:

◆ Free version:
▸ Try kawaii日本語 with 15 free flashcards and get a feeling for how we help you to learn Japanese!
▸ All other features below:

◆ Learn
▸ Learn to read Japanese by covering all Hiragana and Katakana.
▸ Expand your Japanese grammar with JLPT N5 grammar.
▸ Learn Japanese vocabulary with JLPT N5 Kanji.
▸ Explore over 180 learning cards with unique pictures.
▸ Support your learning progress with spaced repetition. Learn faster and more efficiently!
▸ Take lessons for listening comprehension and writing and drawing Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji.
▸ All lessons are voiced from Japanese native speakers.

◆ Play
▸ Make learning Japanese fun and engaging with interactive learning games.
▸ "Kana-Memory" and "Nihongo Dash" will help you to memorize and recognize Hiragana and Katakana.
▸ We are constantly expanding our selection of games!
▸ Best of all, learning games are always free!

◆ Story
▸ Embark on a story as you begin to learn Japanese. Join characters Riko, Yuji and Aoi as they guide you through kawaii日本語.

◆ Customize
▸ Customize your flash cards with different layouts designed by various artist, and fit them to your learning preferences.

※ An internet connection is required to register and download the learning cards from our servers on your first start of kawaii日本語. After that, you can use kawaii日本語 without further internet access. Some features may be unavailable when not connected to the internet.

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What’s New

Version 2.5

- Now available: New grammar expansion
- Fixed an issue when downloading expansions
- Various improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
100 Ratings

100 Ratings

JigokuShoujoXIV ,

Best Japanese learning app

There are surprisingly very few good apps to teach the Japanese language. This is the best for beginners out of lots of trial and error on the App Store. I love the immersive environment, music, art, games, and teaching methods. Many Japanese apps have lackluster graphics, and quiz you on advanced material way too soon (often times not even teaching the Kana alphabet yet). This Kawaii game introduces the letters slowly, each on beautifully designed cards in an RPG game-like environment. There’s also some interesting mini stories and character development going on here, which is pleasantly surprising. I am able to much better memorize the lessons this way. Plus there’s no timer, which I love. I look forward to the makers expanding this app. It’s already amazing, but I’d love to see more advanced material down the road so I can keep playing. I’m surprised this doesn’t have more users! For less than $10 you can unlock everything. There’s no subscription model that costs an arm and a leg in the long term, like most language apps do these days. I like the concept of being able to buy the VERY affordable expansion packs in the game (as I said...I unlocked all alphabet, vocabulary, and grammar expansion cards for less than $10!). This is in-app purchasing done right for once!

II SaltyistOW II ,

Love It!

This app is amazing! I’ve only used this app for about a week or two now and this app makes me want to learn Japanese and take more lessons on it. The mini games are awesome and makes Japanese learners some fun while learning. I am from South Korea and I only know two languages. I only know Korean and English but I am going to get to know three now that I found out about this app. I hope you add more mini games and updates to the game to make Japanese learning more fun. My favorite mini game is probably the memory game. I love this app and will keep using it every day. That is my review on this application. I hope more people purchase it. I hope you make more games on Japanese learning so people can learn more.

- II SaltyistOW II

RemmyMom98 ,

Great! With a few bugs...

This app is great and I've been using it for a while now. It seems like your just playing a game but your learning and the games in the arcade are great too! You learn hiragana, katakana, kanji, and grammar. They even put pictures to help you remember. Although there are a few bugs such as when you tap on a door that you haven't unlocked yet you get stuck and have to back out of the app and... actually that's the only one I've noticed but they said they're fixing some other bugs too... anyways I totally recommend this app!

Edit: thanks for responding to this and thanks for telling me that I'll update it!😸 again thanks it's a great app!

Developer Response ,

Hi RemmyMom98,
thank you for your feedback!

We just released a new update yesterday, which fixes the issue when tapping on the door and adds brand new features!


Jan Dittmer
240.2 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. 5000 MCoins $2.99
  2. 2200 MCoins $0.99
  3. 1000 MCoins $0.99


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