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

Excellent Way To Learn Hiragana


I was struggling with Hiragana; associating sounds with symbols that were relatively similar was hard.

With Dr. Moku, it was extremely easy. Just remember a simple joke or similarity to something in English and you're good! I learned basic Hiragana within one day!

Keep in mind, there are no mnemonics for Dakuten. Then again, Dakuten are relatively simple, so no big deal there.

Developer Response

Yay! Thanks for your review!

Cheesy and Wonderful


Like other reviewers have said, the reason this works so well is that the memory queues are so cheesy. This method works great, and the quizzes are good. I went from zero knowledge of Japanese language to being to read all hiragana in 24 hours. Definitely recommended.

Three cheers for Dr. Moku!


Great app for all Japanese enthusiasts! You will love it. I recommend this app for reading and Pimsleur learning programs for audio and speaking. What a fantastic duo. (Try your local library if you don't want to buy Pimsleur.)
I learnt all the hiragana and dakuten/yoon in 3 days! Thank you Dr. Moku!

Developer Response

YES! Thank you so much


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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