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 2.4.4

- Added audio for grammar conjugation
- Improved audio for 口
- Fixed mastered cards statistics
- Fixed "learn early" not including all cards
- Fixed microphone issues

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

38 Ratings

38 Ratings

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!

What I have been waiting for!


This is the type of immersive Japanese learning game I have been waiting for! You can tell this game is still very new and has a ways to go, but all the thought is there. Although the primary part of the game is flash cards, by making cool cuts scenes and a neat video arcade filled with other games, you quickly forget that it’s just a learning app. I look forward to seeing where they take this, I hope as the story progresses they find ways to teach about Japanese culture and give neat insight. Also I am not sure since they make you choose between a boy and a girl teacher if there is some form of dating sim aspect to this... I haven’t gotten very far but I enjoy what I have done!

Love it


Here’s a list of the things I like about this app:
-you can realistically access all content for free (I did)
-if you don’t want to jump through some hoops, you can just buy all the content (it’s not expensive)
-it feels like a game instead of studying
-they teach grammar and kanji
-they have little pictures on the game cards to help you remember the new words and phrases
-they utilize multiple tactics when teaching you a new word or phrase, so you remember it better. Instead of being able to only recognize the word like lots of flash cards will have you do, you will be able to recall it and use it in conversation
-the characters are cute
-the mini games at the arcade are fun
-multiple options to learn. Mini games or lessons.
-the audio is clear. Many apps have poor quality recordings of native speakers talking. These recordings are crisp and clear and they speak slowly enough for a beginner to understand.
-it’s just awesome

I may update this list later. I like this app very much. The end!


Jan Dittmer
230.8 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Copyright (C) 2018 MardukCorp All Rights Reserved
In-App Purchases
  1. 5000 MCoins $2.99
  2. 2200 MCoins $0.99
  3. 1000 MCoins $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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