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.

Psst! Our long awaited Kanji app is now available!

What's New

Version 2.7

Fixed an audio issue and minor UI tweaks.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Overall a really good app


I once learned Hiragana on my own through some book I had and memorizing the chart. Without use the memory faded and even so some hiragana was still a struggle to keep.

Point is—in like 10 minutes max this had me reading hiragana better than I ever did before thanks to the mnemonics. I finally feel like I have a good foothold of a start to learning Japanese.

However there are some weak connections for some of them. It may differ for other people, I also unfortunately don’t have suggestions for an alternative (though I am going to try so I can get last few to cement down). The ones I found are weak are: ka, ke, se, so, mi, and ri.

This app is certainly worth the price though, I really appreciate getting most of them super quick. The quizzes are really nice.



I was trying to find a really good app to learn Japanese but I couldn’t find it. Until now. Dr. Moku’s Hiragana has been so helpful that it made me wanna pay for the full version after the DEMO.

I also love the colorful atmosphere and the bright colors, it’s really helpful especially trying to remember it at the same time as something else. For example, if someone had a test to study for, you will still remember it.

The mnemonics use humor and relatable content to help you never forget. Mnemonics relate something else so you could remember the material.

Finally, I downloaded the other Katakana and Kanji apps because it was that good. Try the DEMO version before the full so you get a seek peek for yourself.



I am a new learner and have really enjoyed the app so far. It has really helped me to associate the kana and sounds with pictures and words I’m familiar with in English. Developer was also very quick to respond to my tweet and email when I had an issue trying to download. Definitely download this app if you’re having trouble remembering the characters!


Bob Byrne
107.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Bob Byrne


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