How to Learn Japanese

So, you want to know how to learn Japanese? You’ve come to the right place!

Japanese is a beautiful and unique language. And yes, it does have a reputation as a difficult language to learn. But it’s nowhere near impossible!

I truly believe that anyone can learn to speak, write and read Japanese. And I want to show you how!

What’s your goal in learning Japanese?

  • Perhaps you want to learn a few phrases before you travel to Japan
  • You might want to learn how to speak to your Japanese partner or family
  • Maybe you enjoy Japanese anime
  • Perhaps you want to read Japanese manga or novels in the original versions

Whatever your personal goal, on this page, you’ll find links to all my top articles and resources to help you learn Japanese.

I will keep adding to this page over time to make it the ultimate resource for Japanese language learners. So please, bookmark this page or pin it to Pinterest so you can easily come back to it.


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How to learn Japanese reading and writing

How to Read Japanese (an introduction to the different writing systems)

Is Japanese Read from Right to Left or Left to Right?

How To Learn Hiragana

How to Learn Katakana

The Best Way to Learn Kanji

How to learn Japanese: resources and tips

How To Learn Japanese On Your Own – The Effective Way!

What’s the Best Way to Learn Japanese?

How to Learn Japanese Online for FREE

How to Learn Japanese Fast: 10 Smart Hacks

FREE Websites for Japanese Reading Practice

11 Of The Best Websites For Learning Japanese

7 Best Apps to Learn Japanese Fast

What’s the Best Way to Learn Japanese Online?

How to Learn Japanese in Five Minutes

7 Awesome YouTubers To Teach You Japanese

How to Find a Japanese Language Exchange Partner When You Don’t Live in Japan

Tips for Beginners Learning Japanese

Best Japanese Language Lessons

Top Fun Ways to Learn Japanese

Best Books to Learn Japanese

Japanese course reviews

JapanesePod101 Review

Rocket Japanese Review

Pimsleur Japanese Review

FluentU Japanese Review

Duolingo Japanese Review

Michel Thomas Japanese Review

Learn essential words and phrases in Japanese

19 Different Ways to Say Hello in Japanese

How to Say Goodbye in Japanese: 16 Useful Ways

How to Say Yes in Japanese: ‘Hai’ and Beyond!

How to Say No in Japanese: 11 Ways

How to Say Thank You in Japanese

How to Say Please in Japanese

How to Say Sorry in Japanese: Apologize Like You Mean it

Essential Phrases for Your First Conversations in Japanese

Learn fun words in Japanese

17 Japanese Anime Words All Fans Must Know

Kawaii! 15 Adorably Cute Japanese Words

24 Beautiful and Untranslatable Japanese Words

How to Say I Love You in Japanese

Japanese Words You Already Know

Get Tongue Tied With These Top Japanese Tongue Twisters

16+ Essential Japanese Words For Spring

13 Words for a Perfect Japanese Summer

9 Beautiful Japanese Seasonal Words for Autumn

35+ Awesome Japanese Winter Words You Need To Know

Sushi Names in Japanese

JapanesePod101 (free lifetime account!)

FluentU (learn Japanese watching videos)

iTalki (find a personal Japanese teacher online)

More Japanese resources and tools here

Want to know how to learn Japanese online? Click through for my collection of over 26 articles and resources to point you in the right direction!