*If you are looking for textbooks & Japanese literature click here.
- Danny Choo – Moesensei
- Japan it up!
- News Web Easy
- Nihon Shock
- Japanese Tests
- Kanji Readings
- Abroad in Japan
- The Ghibli Dictionary (Tofugu)
- Japanese Nihongo
- Fluent Japanese (*Facebook)
- One phrase Japanese
- News web
- Compound Verb Lexicon
- Rocket Language
- Learn Japanese Adventure
- Mainichi (*Chrome Extension)
- Learn Japanese Info
- Learn Hiragana Guide
- Tips on Japanese
- Learn Those Kana (Larry Battle)
- Wai Wai Nihongo (Ryutaro Toyoda)
HIragana games in Flash, plus more. (Voice recordings by Kaori Mizumoto)
- Moshi Moshi Student Activities – Requires the Shockwave plugin
The Hiragana Song
- Another Hiragana Song (nekopy.com)
- The Fox’s Ear: One character at a time explained to help you remember them all.
- Japanese Kana Quizzes (Charles Kelly)
Multiple-choice quizzes & flashcards: Hiragana and Katakana. Requires Flash 6.
- Zompist’s Hiragana Flashcards
- www.kanacards.com (Jonathan Stiles)
Flashcards and multiple-choice quizzes using the Flash plugin.
- Writing Hiragana & Katakana (a-chi.jp)
Flash movies of stroke order.
- Benjamin Barrett’s Japanese Lesson Pages
Step by step through hiragana with appropriate vocabulary and a little kanji thrown in along the way.
- Okayama University – Hiragana and Katakana Practice
Some are multiple-choice with sound files, some are fill-in-the-blanks.
- Hiragana Challenge [Instructions] (Kazumi Hatasa)
Requires Shockwave. Remove all the Hiragana letters from the screen by clicking them in gojuuon order.
- Simple Hiragana (Taiji Hotta, Reiko Sato and Tomoko Watanabe)
Hiragana chart with WAV files, exercises on hiragana and vocabulary. Works even without a Japanese font installed.
- Hiragana Chart (with a man’s voice) (www.tokyowithkids.com)
Click the hiragana to hear the pronunciation. Works even without a Japanese font installed.
- Hiragana & Katakana Stroke Order (Satoru Shinagawa)
Uses Gahoh’s QuickTime movies
- Hiragana & Katakana Project (Yasuhiro Omoto)
- Teach Yourself Japanese (Shinji Takasugi)
Writing kana, also grammar and more. Try the Java Hiragana Flashcards.
- Image Version for Japanese Hiragana Characters with Speech (Jouji Miwa)
- Kana Flashcards
Randomly shows hiragana images. Works even without a Japanese font installed.
- Hiragana & Katakana Concentration Games (Shunko Muroya)
- Kana Helper (jeffmk [at] myrealbox.com)
A random character is chosen, then you click its reading on the kana chart. (Also reverse mode is available.)
- www.KanaChart.com (Casey Giles)
Self study materials for the “Genki” textbook.
- Kana Game (Cathy DeMillion)
- Hiragana Barabara Game
See a hiragana character broken into pieces and try to guess which one it is. This is more difficult than you might expect.
- Hiragana Times
- Learn Katakana Guide
- All Japanese All the Time (AJATT method; perhaps worth a read for other languages)
- So You Want to Learn Japanese…
- Reviewing the Kanji
- Tae Kim’s Guide to Learning Japanese / The app
- Beginner’s Guide
- Kanji Damage
- Tofugu / Textfugu (Some-Paid)
- Rikaichan FF/Chrome
- Read the Kanji
- Nihongo Dekimasu
- Before Breakfast
- Kotodama Typing Game
- Real Kana
- The Japanese Page
- All Kana Aesop’s Fables (Practice translating)
- Manga RAWs
- Pastebin Reddit Resources
- Pera Pera Penguin
- Nihongo e na
- Jbox Study items
- AsianHistory (More resources)
- Kanji Wikibooks
- Genki Resources
- Genki Study Room
- Kenji Alive
- Nihongo o Narau
- News for adults
- NHK’s Japanese lessons
- For kids (Asahi) (Mainichi)
- News for kids
- Maggie Sensei
- Hiragana Ninja
- Japanese Level Up
- Aprende Japonés Hoy
- Aprender Japonés Online
- Japanese in Anime and Manga
- Japanese song lyrics
- Free online manga
- How to Read Manga/Watch anime (and understand in 2 years)
- Vomic (free online manga with voice actors)
- Visual association (mnemonics) (memrise)
- Quizzes & game-like leveling system (japaneseclass)
- Denshi Jisho (Do not use the example sentences in this dictionary, read this for more info.)
- Excite (My favourite Japanese dictionary. Just click the tab that says 辞書, then click the first bubble for English to Japanese, the second for Japanese to English, then the third for all Japanese.)
- Goo Dictionary (This page is entirely in Japanese. Click the bubble under the search bar that says「和英」or for english definitions of Japanese words. This dictionary is more accurate than Denshi Jisho and ALC.)
- Furiganizer (Adds hiragana readings on top of kanji, all you have to do is copy and paste the text you want to read.)
- Hiragana Megane (Paste a Japanese website in to the box, press enter, and it adds hiragana readings on top of all the kanji.)
- Rikaichan (Firefox)
*My Pinterest Board: Learning Japanese (I find many resources online thanks to Pinterest)
**I´ll keep updating this section periodically. If you know any good site/resource to improve Japanese, don´t hesitate to share that valuable information!