JiShop is your portable Japanese tutor. Great for pros or students of the language, this powerful tool contains accurate Japanese-English kanji and word dictionaries, incredible search capabilities and an easy to use interface. Click “...More” to learn why you should download this App.

Learning Japanese can be a complicated yet exciting course of study. That’s why it’s so important to have access to accurate, reliable help. You need a source of extensive kanji information and definition, including structure and meaning. A table of radicals is essential and you could use as many clarifying cross-references as you can get your hands on.

JiShop can provide you with all the resources you need for learning, researching or translating Japanese kanji. With 6000 kanji listings, you’ll find what you’re looking for and fast, thanks to the app’s awesome search capabilities.

Lookups are element based, using the original system of 632 basic visual elements. No need to count strokes, JiShop’s radical-based dictionary does the work for you. The table of radicals allows you to fully specify any kanji.

There’s lots of dictionary help in JiShop. In fact the whole app is one enormous, thorough and accurately compiled dictionary. It amalgamates the best of Japanese-English lexicography and introduces unique features found in no other dictionary of its kind.

For example, JiShop does double duty with characters and phonics. It only takes seconds to find compound words by their kanji structure, reading or meaning. Each kanji in every window is a clickable link to its dictionary entry, where you’ll find lots of cross-references for kanji forms, variants and synonyms.

JiShop Features:
* Suitable for beginners or professionals
* Fast kanji search:
- by elements (up to 4)
- by reading (optionally with wildcards)
- by meaning (optionally with wildcards)
- by stroke count
Compound word search:
- by kanji (up to 4)
- by reading
- by meaning
* Internal hyperlinks
* Kanji, kana, and word drill
* Store custom groups of favorite kanji or words
* Download preset study groups
* Interactive kanji decomposition
* Individual radical information
* Animated stroke order diagrams
* 1006 kanji listed
* Easy to use interface offers full flexibility

JiShop is perfect for both the beginner and the professional. It’s multifunctional and universal, ideal for learning, quick reference, translation or research. If you’re involved with the beautiful Chinese characters used in Japanese, known as kanji, you are not going to want to wait one more second before downloading this comprehensive app. It’s the only one you’ll ever need or want.

Paid Advanced edition (6000 kanji) and discounted Plus edition (2136 kanji) are also available.

What’s New

Version 5.0.3

-6000 kanji in the dictionary
-Search by non-table elements
-The new kanji are searchable by elements
-In JiPad, recognized elements
-Unified kanji and word search
-Alternative decompositions
-Kanji in all fonts
-Kana-and-kanji aware search by reading
-Dark theme support

Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Frazilla ,

Good in theory, but not in execution.

Although the app is functional, at least on a base level, it is prone to frequent crashes, particularly when attempting to illustrate Kanji characters. Unfortunately, I must say that this needs more development before I am willing to buy the full version.

TheKnittingPolice ,

I love it to pieces...

...because it takes kanji to pieces, and that's the easiest way for me to learn them. I upgraded to the full version, and wasn't sorry-it's a fantastic learning tool. I especially like the fact that I can save kanji into custom lists and review them at my leisure.

CodLiverOil ,

Jishop advanced

Your 字書p Advanced is great. (And a great pun too.) Just the right thing for someone who was used to using Nelson. :-)


Seva Alekseyev
24.7 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. JISHOP Plus License $1.99
  2. JISHOP Advanced License $16.99
  3. JISHOP Advanced License $14.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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