Save time looking up Japanese with wishoTouch. This universal app turns your iPhone/iPad into a powerful, easy to use Japanese-English-kanji dictionary.

wishoTouch comes with its own full-screen kanji handwriting pad. You need to know the stroke order, but results are sorted in such a way that most of the time you don't need to draw the whole character. You can also find kanji by radical, number of strokes, meaning etc., rotate the device to quickly thumb through related characters, and watch interactive stroke-order animations for 6,355 kanji.

And that's not all. Tight integration with a word dictionary lets you seamlessly jump between a kanji and its compounds. This integration makes use of multitouch gestures: touching a kanji shows its details, while touch-holding gives you other options.

Hunting for Japanese words and kanji has never been simpler or more enjoyable!

NOTE: Basic knowledge of hiragana and kanji stroke order is recommended.

FEATURES include:
- Search-as-you-type in English and Japanese
- Spell-checking in English and romaji
- Jump to other apps and web dictionaries
- Bookmark, annotate and share entries
- Split view/slide over multitasking
- Extension to look up/bookmark kanji from other apps
- Extension to add cards to Anki
- Spotlight search for kanji
- Speech recognition (iOS 10)
- Today Widget showing kanji and related compounds
- Night mode (dark mode)
- Optional high-quality audio + other add-ons

This app uses the JMDICT, KANJIDIC2 and RADKFILE Japanese dictionary files. These files are property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group at Monash University and are used in conformance with the Group’s licence.

KanjiVG is © Ulrich Apel and used under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license.

What's New

Version 4.0.2

- Fixes an issue preventing copy/paste
- Fixes various issues on iOS 9 iPad
- Other fixes and improvements

Customer Reviews

Well made and very accurate app


I have had this app for years now and it has served me very well. I don't use the dictionary all that much, I'm more about the handy kanji writing dictionary- perfect for on the fly readings- no knowledge of radicals needed at all, just simply write the character out in the correct way and you'll get the apposite hit before you know it! This is what makes this app worth the price in my opinion- it's a cut above. Purchase it without any fears, it will most definitely serve you well, whether you have an advanced or rudimentary knowledge of Japanese and Kanji characters alike!

Almost Mediocre


With Jishop being released, this app better cut it's price by about $12, and that still might not be enough, because it has twice as many kanji (and then some), and tons of compounds, and so much more depth to the meanings / definitions than this app. This is a so-so beginner kanji app, no more than that.

There's only one Japanese app that costs as much as this one, and that's "Japanese" by Codefromtokyo, and it is in a class by itself.

There is no possible way that anyone could justify the price of this app. Unfortunately I got ripped off because the interface looked pretty cool, and I had hopes for it, which it fails to meet, spectacularly. If you want an app that does what this one does, and plenty more, try something like Shinkanji, and save yourself $14, or the above mentioned Jishop. Which by the way has a free version with 1000 kanji, and a $5 version that is waaayyy better than this.

Professional, functional and modern, but missing flashcard features.

Zak MacKracken

wishoTouch is a very usable Japanese dictionary with a good UI, OCR and handwriting recognition features, and it plays well with iOS; including split-view multitasking, Today widget, and an extension that lets you look up kanji from any other app.

It does seem to be missing some built-in lists for kanji organized by grade and JLPT level, and a way to test myself in those (such as with flashcards). The lack of these requires me to turn to other apps, which is alright; wishoTouch does well what it focuses on.

Some requests/observations:

• When searching for "japanese" or "kanji" in the App Store, wishoTouch does not appear very high on the list of results. You may want to see to that. :)

• Some extra functionality in the Today widget would be nice.

• Some extra information in Japanese for each kanji, such as the native Japanese terms for categorizing nouns/verbs/etc. would be nice.

Lastly, thank you very much for making and updating this!

In-App Purchases

MyScript® Module


iSpeech® Module


Examples Module


Kanji OCR Module


Pro Bundle



sazanami software
314.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Japanese
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Unrestricted Web Access
© sazanami software
In-App Purchases
  1. Kanji OCR Module $4.99
  2. Examples Module $4.99
  3. iSpeech® Module $4.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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