Here is a master list of all of the FREE Japanese learning resources online.

Hey guys,

I put together what I believe is a comprehensive list of all of the free online resources to learn Japenese (DUO is right at the top of course), including video, audio, apps, courses, dictionaries, websites, textbooks ... you name it. The complete list is here:

If I missed anything at all, please let me know so I can add it. My criteria are that the resource must be free, useful and high quality. I do include apps and programs with the "freemium model" as long as the free offering is substantial enough.

Hope this is helpful. Susie

May 28, 2018


Awesome list. Thank you for sharing


May 28, 2018

Sure! glad to help.

May 28, 2018


May 29, 2018

thank you!

May 30, 2018


May 28, 2018


May 28, 2018

Thanks for sharing!!

May 28, 2018

No problem!

May 29, 2018

Thank you very much!

May 28, 2018

you are welcome!

May 29, 2018

ありがとうございます ^_^

May 29, 2018

happy to help:)

May 30, 2018

WaniKani is a great site for kanji and vocab. You have to know hiragana first so Duo is great with that.

May 30, 2018

Thanks for the suggestion. I don't think it is free though:(

May 30, 2018

The first three levels are available for free, but after that it requires a subscription.

So, no ... not a free resource.

May 30, 2018

Thanks, just curious, do the first three levels cover a lot?

May 30, 2018

Yes. I've been using it for a month and I still have not hit level 3. It starts you out on radicals which is boring, then you learn kanji, then you move to vocab + kanji. I personally like it a lot.

May 30, 2018

Oh, ok great.

May 31, 2018


June 16, 2018

No Problem!

June 26, 2018


July 10, 2018

You're welcome!

July 11, 2018

EPIC list. ありがとうございました!

Btw, I saw "Remembering the kana" on this list... and believe me, is a good book, you really learn kana by heart. For those who have already mastered the kana, you can search "Remembering the kanji", also of James Heisig.

It has two parts (two books), one for the meaning of kanjis, and the other for pronunciation. It makes it really easier, I learned my first 50 kanjis from this book long ago and i didn't even had any knowledge of japanese at that time lol

December 6, 2018

Thanks for the comment and input. I'm glad you like the list :) Good luck with your studies!

December 11, 2018


March 6, 2019

Thanks for sharing, been looking for other sources

June 18, 2019

Much appreciated

June 20, 2019


June 22, 2019
Learn Japanese in just 5 minutes a day. For free.