*** One of the best educational apps of the year - Apple (iTunes Rewind) ***
Learning Japanese can be intimidating, but we make it easy with 8 addictive games designed to build essential reading, writing & conversation skills. When learning involves beating old high scores instead of flipping flashcards, it’s amazing how quickly you’ll start to speak, read and write Japanese.

Perfect for adults and kids, our one-of-a-kind app lets you toggle between three Japanese writing systems: kana, kanji, and romaji. To help with memorization, each lesson contains up to 20 Japanese words & phrases along with matching audio clips from a professional native speaking samurai.

Download today to get the first lesson absolutely free, and for all you aspiring ninja wordsmiths, upgrade to access all 50 lessons and additional side quests for 40+ hours of content. It’s time to become one with your touch screen and master the art of speaking Japanese once and for all.


USA Today
One of the top-three iOS apps that “make the process of learning new words fun.”

App Storm
“Japanese is a rare example of a beautifully polished and well-designed app and receives a hearty 9 out of 10 rating...It’s cheap, it’s colourful and it’s damn good fun.”

App Safari
"This app is not just your average, run-of-the-mill crash course... It includes complex exercises, challenges, and lessons that make the learning process fun and effective."


-- 8 addictive and unique games
-- 800+ Japanese words & phrases to study and master
-- Three ways to practice: Kana, Kanji and Romaji
-- Spoken audio clips provided by a native Japanese speaker to help with pronunciation
-- Hand-illustrated image library to help memorize words and symbols
-- 50 Japanese lessons designed by expert instructors (upgrade required)
-- Personalized learning algorithms to maximize memorization, retention & contextual usage
-- Enhanced review mode lets you replay previously mastered lessons
-- Additional quests & challenges will keep you motivated
-- Thoughtful curriculum that may induce smiles and the occasional “booyah!!!” when achieving new high scores


“I have no Japanese experience, so I was curious what would happen if I gave it a shot. I was immediately hooked and found myself learning the basics without even knowing it.”

“I’ve been studying Japanese for 2 years and this is the first time I’ve come across a program I can’t wait to use everyday.”


At MindSnacks we like to keep it fun, but we’re serious about learning. That’s why our Japanese app includes 8 challenging games designed by education experts. Each game teaches a specific skill and helps create a well-rounded learning experience for both kids and adults that goes well beyond basic flashcards.

Of course studying is only worth it if it works, so our unique algorithm reinforces the learning process using proven methods from the field of memory studies. Over time, the games adapt to your individual performance, selectively repeating Japanese words, phrases and grammatical points with which you’ve previously struggled. In other words, as you learn Japanese, the app learns about you for a more effective learning experience.

Whether you’re traveling to Japan for pleasure or learning Japanese for business, MindSnacks will help with your grammar and vocab so you can become less reliant on a dictionary or translator. Great for beginning and intermediate learners of Japanese, MindSnacks is like a helpful Japanese teacher that goes where you go and teaches on your terms.


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What’s New

Version 3.3.8

Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings


super good but maybe accounts?

this app is very effective for learning languages! I love it and it's games and features it has! I've recently bought the extension for getting all the Japanese lessons which is $8, good price I might add :) but as I've paid I'm worried that something might happen to my phone or something and deleting the app, meaning the purchase might delete with it. in my opinion, to prevent this, we should be able to have in-game accounts for the app allowing us to have control and if we delete the app it's going to be fine as we have an account for it. I know we can connect facebook through it but it's probably not enough.
other than that I think it's fantastic and definitely worth the buy ❤️❤️

Wolven the origional. ,

Amazing app, but 7.99 for new lessons?

I am amazed, at how well this all has thought me. In one day I learnt how to count up to, and write out to 99 in Japanese!!! The games that teach you are fun and interesting, with small goals to achieve, along the way to learning. I would recommend this app to every one who wants to learn Japanese. Only thing? The lessons after numbers cost 7.99 (but for 50 new lessons of the fourth hardest language to learn in the world, that's crazy!!) definitely worth the money.

AmeriNeyChaps ,

Love this app!! But..

This app has a very intuitive and visual way of memorising vocabulary. A clean display, and a lot of different ways to approach learning, which makes it suitable for different types of students. It’s so fun to use that my little sister mistook it for a game, and learnt a few words herself. One of my favourite apps for language! However, I’m desperate for an update! Please please make this compatible with iOS 11!!


57.3 MB

Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. 50 Japanese Lessons $7.99
  2. All Language Pass $30.99
  3. All Language Pass Upgrade $27.99


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