iKanji touch is a powerful kanji study and training tool covering over 2,000 JLPT and school grade jouyou kanji.

- Kanji are grouped by grade and JLPT and subdivided into sets of 20 for easy practice.
- Includes 2010 jouyou kanji.
- Reference ‘cards’ for each kanji with readings, stroke count, radical etc.
- Vocabulary browser with JLPT based sets
- Hear vocabulary pronounced using the Japanese text-to-speech facility
- List of example compounds for each kanji.
- Leitner System based spaced repetition Teach Me mode.
- Reading test to quiz you on kanji readings (onyomi and kunyomi).
- Meaning test to practice your ability to recognise the English meaning of a given kanji.
- Compound test to complete words by filling in the missing kanji.
- Stroke order test to practice writing kanji (not available for all kanji yet).
- Search for kanji by readings, stroke count, meaning or radical.
- Ability to create multiple practice sets and track wrongly answered kanji.
- Extras store where you can purchase additional features to tailor iKanji touch to your needs

Please note all kanji readings (onyomi and kunyomi) are in hiragana and katakana only. Romaji is not used in this application.

*JLPT sets are based on kanji usually taught at these levels and are not based on official listings for current tests.

What's New

Version 2.2.1

- Fixes some minor bugs that could causes crashes under rare circumstances.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Worth the money


I enjoy using this app. I think it's good for kanji recognition, not so much for being able to reproduce kanji on paper, but it definitely has improved my reading ability. One issue: some of the characters seem to be missing important readings, and I don't know why that is. The character 為 for instance does not include the reading 「ため」, which I would think is one of the most common readings? This app is otherwise so useful, it would be great if they could improve this issue.

Fantastic app


This is my favorite kanji study app. Clean, easy to use and highly customizable, this has everything I need for study. The custom study lists also let me target study for specific textbooks which has saved me mountains of time.

Brilliantly Conceived, Beautifully Executed


I have downloaded several apps for learning Kanji, and iKanji Touch is by far the best. Many of the Kanji apps have solid ideas and content, but fall short on user experience. iKanji Touch was developed with the user in mind.

The graphics are stunning, the buttons are easy to touch, and most importantly, the Kanji are taught in a clear and logical way, from multiple aspects: Meaning, pronunciation, stroke order and compounds.

This app is particularly effective in partnership with a book called "Remembering the Kanji" by James Heisig. Because of the flexible search features in iKanji Touch, you can make practice sets that correspond to the presentation of Kanji in the book.

The only improvements that come to mind for this app: 1) The ability to create multiple practice sets. 2) The ability to hide the character during stroke order tests.

I also own iKana Touch, which I also highly recommend.


Rory Prior
51.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Kanji Drawing Practice $0.99
  2. Kana Chart $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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