こんにちは, We’re here to redesign the way you study the Japanese language!

Practice Hiragana and Katakana on the go, the two building blocks of the Japanese language. We have quizzes that are carefully designed to suit your learning style and more advanced tests to teach you everyday words for conversations.

The fantastic reference chart includes how-to-write animations, pronunciation with real voices and handwriting practice. The more you learn, your chart will light up and you can compete for points on the leaderboard.

We’re driven by redefining the concept of learning Japanese. Our mission is to make it authentic yet more practical so you can start speaking Japanese right away.

Learning Hiragana and Katakana will always be free! If you want to continue your studies, we have an affordable subscription over in the Dictionary.

Nihongo no Kai Development Team

Access to the Nihongo no Kai Platform is available as an in-app subscription for £2.99 per month. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase.

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What’s New

Version 1.3

+ Improved Handwriting recognition
+ Ability to select Kana from the reference chart
+ Refreshed UI
+ New Messaging App to practice with friends

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings
9 Ratings
Toruko-jin ,

The search is over!

After trying countless apps on the App Store in my quest to learn Japanese, I can honestly say that I have found Nihongo No Hon to be the most useful in helping me learn Hiragana and Katakana. With advance features that you won’t find on other apps, you can configure the quizzes to perfect your skills. I could not recommend this app any higher, give it ago and I’ll see you on the leaderboard!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your kind words Toruko-jin! We’ll be improving the app even more to help support your studies.

VAM0377 ,


After trying almost every single app , I’ve finally came across Nihongo No Hon , it is by far the best app for learning Japanese .
The design is great , and the app simple and straight forward to use .
The lessons and content are also very good, allowing you to make progress really quickly, and practice on the go!
I would highly recommend it.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review! We’ll keep working hard on the app and supporting you with your journey learning Japanese.

Ummmmmmhhheeellloooo ,

Fantastic App

After trying many apps this is by far the best. It help me get to grip with hiragana and katakana. Love that you can set different challenges to test yourself and the dictionary is an added bonus.


Marcus Hirst
95.5 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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