Welcome to Mihongo (見本語) – a free online visual dictionary for learners of Japanese. This website enables you to see directly what words stand for, without having to figure out the meaning from written definitions.

You can browse the dictionary by alphabetical order through the kana chart below or the kana navigation menu, and also directly look up words using the search box on the left.

NEW! Read Japanese poetry in bilingual format. For language learners and haiku lovers.

Browse Mihongo by Kana

Please make sure to enter the About page and read the terms of use regarding visual materials.
The illustrations marked by [DN] are used with the kind permission of the National Diet Library.