Learning Japanese is a mental game that thrives on challenge and reward. Jalup doesn’t just plop a fun game on top of the language. It engages the brain’s natural urge to solve problems by making learning the language itself the game.

No spoon fed translations. No “choose your answer.” No repetitive memorization. No more boredom disguised as excitement.

Jalup is the ultimate puzzle game. You learn one new sentence with one new word, each building off of the previous sentences and words. The only information clue you are provided with to understand and solve the current sentence puzzle is the new word and your previous, growing knowledge. You alone must arrange all the pieces in your head to make sense of the 9,000+ puzzles.

Each sentence puzzle challenges you with just the right amount of difficulty you need. Each puzzle solved rewards you with confidence and excitement. The sentences get harder, your satisfaction grows, and you’re addicted to a game app that is actually good for you.

Learning a language is mentally, physically and emotionally tolling. Jalup will be there for you from beginning to end, every single step of the way.

What’s New

Version 1.3.0

- Fix Listen Tab issue where first track is lower than the rest
- Added in Very Long to Interval setting (250% Interval)

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
22 Ratings
22 Ratings
Z1-Guy ,

Thank you for this app!

I’ve looked years, and this is the ONLY learning program that has exceeded my learning requirements AND has kept my interest. I knew how to read hiragana and katakana, so I didn’t need to use Jalup’s card sets for these. I next wanted to learn how to communicate and start reading kanji. While I really like how Jalup’s Kanji Kingdom is set up, I decided to try the Beginner level. I learned that it teaches you how to read kanji through sentences, while also introducing grammatical patterns. Plus, a native speaker is recorded for all sentences! I’ll soon be done with the beginner set and my listening, speaking, pronunciation and writing (via text messaging) have all improved! In my opinion, the money spent is minimal compared to what you get. In fact, I had already paid for Jalup’s online version, but decided to pay again for the app, for the convenience of the Vacation Mode, Backup capabilities and loads more packed into this app. Love this app! Oh, great support too! Thank you for creating this program/app!

crooksms ,

Fantastic App

This app is amazing. I have made the most consistent progress I ever have using only this app and I now have a learning path I am confident in going forward. Forget textbooks, this app is all you need! I can now write 2300 kanji from memory and am starting to learn via the J-J cards in Jalup Intermediate. Different things work for different people, but I can say that as someone who took some undergrad courses, tried a ton of self-study material including wanikani and textfugu, and actually lived in Japan for 3 months, this is the way to go for actually learning and being able to use real Japanese in a non-immersive environment. I’m heading back to Japan at the end of the year and will be happily grinding away through this amazing study content until I leave (and probably after I get there). Thank you so much Adam for your hard work.

Deadperfect ,

One of my favorite Japanese resources

Although the content might be expensive for some, it is evident the amount of care and attention that went into creating the flash card decks: n+1 approach, card linking for every part of a sentence, native audio, learning concepts in the context of full sentences, Japanese-Japanese after the beginner deck. Each one is a textbook in and of itself. I have trouble staying consistent with studying from textbooks, so the flash card decks are perfect for me. The developer is also very responsive and is open to making improvements to the app based on user feedback!


Japanese Level Up LLC
106 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Japanese Level Up LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Jalup Maximum $299.99
  2. Jalup Beginner $119.99
  3. Jalup Kana $19.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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