Does anybody know a site for free online japanese stories?
I keep trying to find online japanese stories to practice reading, but since duolingo doesn't have japanese stories yet, it has been HARD! finding content. So if you know of anything please inform me! And look for invisible text! InvisibleText!
This might be what your are looking for: http://hukumusume.com/douwa/
It is a repository of Japanese children's stories and folk tales. There is no English, so you will need to dig deep and try hard. But there is Japanese audio and a ton of simple stories, including some you will probably recognize, like The Ugly Duckling.
If you are at a loss for where to begin, try starting here:
How about News Web EASY やさしい日本語で書いたニュース? https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/easy/ This is not a collection of Japanese stories but news stories. This website by NHK, Japan's national public broadcasting organization, provides reliable news to Japanese kids. Every kanji in the articles has furigana, the Japanese audio reads out slowly and clearly, and some words have pop-up definitions. In addition, there is a link at the bottom of each news, so that you can switch from kids' version to normal/adults' version.