Learn to read and write Japanese Hiragana in less than one hour! Read the reviews right here. It works.

● Complete system for learning Hiragana fast.
● Reading and Listening Quiz modes.
● NEW! Dr. Moku now talks you through each learning screen.
● Write with your finger on screen then check it against the correct animation.
● Reading Practice! Much requested and finallly here.
● Audio reference chart for Dakuten, Handakuten and Yoon.
● Offline Audio Phrasebook!
● Video demo with recap quiz.

"After a half hour, I was blazing through each exercise: highly recommended for beginners". - The Huffington Post

“I came across Dr. Moku's Hiragana Mnemonics....Thirty minutes later I had memorized all hiragana". -

Mnemonics are memory tricks that use humor or a memorable personal connection to help you fix and break associations so your brain has no choice but to remember.

Perfect for the complete beginner, young or old, this is the foolproof and definite way to master the first steps in learning Japanese.

Each screen presents a Hiragana character along with a mnemonic clue and audio clip. Read the clue, listen to the clip and move on to the next one. The alternating bold colors will 'reset' your brain so you start fresh with each character. Then take a quiz! You will be amazed at your ability to recall Hiragana after just a few minutes.

This free Lite Version covers 25% of Hiragana. We offer an in-app purchase which adds the entire mnemonic system, additional quizzes, word search game etc.
(Save money and grab our bargain double app bundle here on the App Store!)

Psst! Our long awaited Kanji app is now available too!

What's New

Version 2.5

Fixed an audio issue and minor UI tweaks.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
6 Ratings
6 Ratings

Works Really Fast

Gudetama Chee

I heard about this app when I was searching online for the best apps to learn Japanese. I tried the lite version and realized it had me reading hiragana in minutes, so I had the upgrade to the full version. I am using this along with Rosetta Stone and they pair really well together. Make sure you try out the quizzes and word search. Kinda a sneaky way to learn some vocabulary while learning hiragana. Also the app creator responded to my questions right away personally which I thought was very nice.

This app is amazing


I love this app so much!!!

Crippled preview


Worthless unless you pay up.

Developer Response

Hello, yes you can learn a significant and useful number of kana in the FREE version but additional content, quiz etc is after in-app purchase. Please consider removing your 1star review as the in-app purchase is explained on the store page. Thanks!


Bob Byrne
106.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Bob Byrne
In-App Purchases
  1. Hiragana content & word game. $4.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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