Here are some online resources I've found to be good tools for learning Japanese

Last updated: 04-17-2024


Renshuu is a site specifically made for learning Japanese. It has a large variety of really amazing learning tools, like:

They currently offer quizzes for vocabulary, kanji, grammar, and sentences. The quizzes are quite nice – as you learn more terms and characters, your “mastery” level will raise from 0 to 9. As you gain mastery, the material will begin to be reviewed less frequently, helping to train your long-term recall of the material.

The site does have a subscription paywall for some bonus content (progress graphs, some game-related features, extra question formats, more content for learning grammar, etc), but the majority of the base content (all vocabulary, kanji, and sentence structure content) is free to use with an account. As of October 2023, the monthly subscription is $7, an annual subscription is $60, and the lifetime subscription is $130.


Nihongo no Mori (日本語の森) is a really amazing YouTube channel/Facebok group for learning Japanese. They have lessons for each level of the JLPT given by Japanese people in a very humorous (and therefore memorable) manner. Around N4/N3, they kick off the training wheels and give the lessons in Japanese, which does wonders for helping your listening comprehension while also teaching you new concepts. I would highly recommend finding a playlist appropriate to your current level and listening to their lectures. They primarily focus on grammar, but you will inevitably pick up some new vocab as the videos go on.


Lang-8 was a wonderful resource where you wrote short blog posts in the language you are learning, and then native speakers reviewed your post and suggested changes. It has been officially shut down and replaced with HiNative. From what I can tell, HiNative is functionally similar to how Lang-8 operated, but since I have never used HiNative, I cannot vouch for it personally. I still think it is worth checking out though if you're interested.