Online Japanese Kanji Dictionary

    Welcome to the Yamasa's Online Kanji Dictionary. This dictionary is published in English, Chinese (Traditional), Spanish, Korean, German and Czech and includes both a word dictionary and a Kanji dictionary in an online database.
    Kanji for mountain pass Kanji for mountain pass Kanji for mountain pass

    Print form for
    (newspapers etc)

    Animation for
    stroke order

    In addition to the Kanji readings and meanings, it also includes 3 images of each character. These include a print form, an animation of each Kanji to show the stroke order, and a third version that we have included to help you when reading hand written characters - for example in postcards or letters.

    At the right you can see the print form, animation and handwriting sample for the Japanese character for "mountain pass". You will often see this character if travelling in the mountains that cover 80% of Japan.

    Key Features

    You can view Kanji in different listings. In other words, you can search via the On Reading, Kun Reading, Number of strokes used to write the character, by its meaning or by the radical component. You can also search for individual Kanji - for example by copy/pasting a word from an online newspaper or Japanese website, or by inputting a character or compound word.

    Please note that the settings of your browser should be for displaying script in your preferred language. For example if you are an English speaker using a computer at Yamasa that someone else has set to Korean - then the dictionary will appear in Korean unless you reset the browser to read English.

    To enter the dictionary please click here.


    Kanji Dictionary