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Startinga new language is a challenge; let Tobira be your doorway to the world ofstudying Japanese!

Based on the Tobira textbook series developed by instructors at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, this application is made for people who are planning to study at a university or other institution in Japan, but can help anyone looking to start studying Japanese.
Covering essential Japanese skills necessary for daily life, this app also provides students and others with useful information about living in Japan.
►Learn the basics of reading, writing, and listening through interactive exercises and native recordings.
►Practice words and phrases useful in a variety of everyday situations as Tobira's voice analysis feature helps you polish your pronunciation.
Whether you are studying on your own or are preparing for life at Ritsumeikan APU in Beppu, Oita Prefecture, Tobira is one of the best ways to start your journey in studying Japanese.

What’s New

Version 2.0

We have added Part 2 "Dialogues for Different Situations"
Now containing more practical Japanese phrases for different situations!
We have also included explanations of key phrases and exercises allowing you to simulate the role of the speaker.
Please let us know in the review you have any comments or suggestions!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

App Privacy

The developer, Shinichiro Iwamoto, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

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

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