Last updated: 11.18.2019

Updated! I’ve decided to reformat the links on this page into sections, as well as add a ton of new links I have come across. Most are free, but the ones that aren’t are denoted with a ($). I’ve also noted the ones that I have found to be particularly useful with a (*). A special thanks to Aikibujin for quite a few of the links in this list. Enjoy!

Phone Applications (Android)

Note there may be equivalents for iOS, but I’m not sure since I don’t use it.

Textbooks ($)

  • Genki* ( Japanese Language Series)
  • Japanese for Busy People (Japanese Language Series)
  • Remembering the Kanji* (Kanji Series) [link]
  • Remembering the Kana* (Kana Series)

Kana Learning Tools


Japanese Practice


Online Dictionaries

Alternate Dictionaries

Japanese Learning Games

Browser Extensions

Japanese Culture

Japanese Newspapers



Native Japanese Exposure

J-blogs (Japanese Blogs)

YouTube J-vlogs (Japanese Video Blogs)

Immigrating to Japan

Additional Resource Sites

Japanese Audio Books

Japanese Audio and Podcasts

Audio Courses ($)

  • Important! Read this and this first.
  • Pimsleur
  • Rosetta Stone

Another List Like This One (Compiled by Koichi)

If there are any links you find useful and would like to see posted, please send me an email at torabisuburoman[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]jp.