Hiragana Practice Sheets

29 Oct

No need to go buy an expensive book for practicing hiragana, there are plenty of free printable worksheets online. Here are a few of my favorites:

1) 幼稚園ねっと – download and print PDF files for all the hiragana characters

2) @Nifty – again, cute PDF downloads to practice writing hiragana

3) あいうえお学習シートMore practice sheets

4) 子育て・ことば育て – even more! This site also has other great printables for preschoolers, such as dot-to-dots.

5) こどもの習い事と家庭学習– great printables, including hiragana flash cards

6) 親 ば か 生 活 術 @ H O M E– hiragana practice sheets in pretty pastels


1) aiueo123 – watch animations of “kakijun”/stroke order for hiragana

2) tofugu – a very good guide on how to learn hiragana

3) chokochoko– a printable PDF for practicing your handwriting

4) Kids-Points.com– printable flash cards

5) Japanese Kana Writing Practice Sheets free PDF download at Lulu by Claus Liepke

6) cgi.hustle.ne.jp/syougaku1.htm#aiueohyou: hiragana practice sheet (also kanji, numbers, etc)

7) Syougi.net: for a PDF of practice sheets, click on the link in the bottom right corner that reads”ひらがな練習帳” (ok, or you can just click here to go straight to the PDF)

8.) http://plaza.rakuten.co.jp/asiantea/diary/?ctgy=4 (to print the practice sheets, right clock on the image and save to your computer first)

9) Happy Fu-Fu

10) Gakuen Gifu-net

11) Akiakane

12) Flavors of Japan


14. あいうえぶ CUTE illustrations accompany each kana of the hiragana. Printable worksheets.

15. Brother.co.jp

16) アクリートくらぶ


You can google “あいうえお学習シート” for even more options. Find one that’s your favorite, print, and start practicing! I realize some of the Japanese websites may be hard to navigate for some of you… just click around and you’ll figure it out 🙂

There are also some great resources on Amazon.com for practicing hiragana:



Looking for Katakana Reources? Click HERE.

32 Responses to “Hiragana Practice Sheets”

  1. Sayaka October 29, 2010 at 2:44 PM #

    I’m gonna have to buy me some color ink for my printer if I’m gonna keep looking at your site.

    • Hiragana Mama October 29, 2010 at 10:01 PM #

      I know, me too! We only have a B&W laser printer right now. Thanks for liking my site!

      • shaye-lee simonsen July 10, 2012 at 2:49 AM #

        i have a coloured printer already

  2. Mrsblocko February 3, 2011 at 11:29 AM #

    Thank you for these links. I bought a book for my daughter but it wasn’t nearly as good as these print outs!

  3. Megan March 31, 2011 at 7:12 PM #

    Thank you so much for posting these! We are Americans living in Australia who as a family are learning Japanese. My two girls were very excited when I showed them the practice sheets I printed off. Anything with cute pictures is always a plus! I have told my friends who are learning Japanese as well to check out your blog. I was have a hard time finding good resources. You have saved me heaps of time. Thanks for sharing!


    • Hiragana Mama March 31, 2011 at 8:07 PM #

      Yeah! Thanks for letting me know! That is so awesome you are studying together as a family. Good luck!

  4. Sheila Matsubara May 17, 2011 at 8:06 PM #

    Hiragana Mama,

    Domo Arigato! What an awesome site. Looking forward to reading your blog.


  5. Jill October 10, 2011 at 10:55 PM #

    Thank you for this! I teach Beginner Japanese and love your resources. Domo arigato gozaimasu!

  6. melonpan October 31, 2011 at 4:14 AM #

    iam serching for a hiragana list with peds and other

  7. kivette November 6, 2011 at 10:05 PM #

    thank u for saving me time to find sights to do this. 🙂 yay!!! ur awesome!

  8. Nova March 8, 2012 at 10:46 PM #

    Hi Hiragana Mama, thank you for sharing this link. I am searching free printable hiragana for my 5yrs old son. And this is very helpful!! I am Indonesia mama, and my son is going to Japanese school, I guess it is hard for him to learn Japanese. But hopefully, we can learn together ^_^

  9. shaye-lee simonsen July 10, 2012 at 2:47 AM #

    i love trying all of these worksheets because they r really fun and they help me get better grades in in Japasese. i would like them more if they where more of a challenge but they r still great. i am grade 7 but i like to study on grade 8 standed things that way I am just that bit more smarter then the people in my class. wich is always a nice. i injoy japanese at school and its great to know that i can do japanese at home aswell.

    I LOVE JAPANESE SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Hiragana Mama July 10, 2012 at 9:02 AM #

      You are lucky to have Japanese offered at school, and I’m glad you love it so much!

  10. Nicolas September 8, 2012 at 2:15 AM #

    For those who also want to practice kanji there also is a free pdf ebook with sheets available for download here:


  11. Muhammad Aliff October 27, 2012 at 2:43 AM #

    So good to be here! I’m currently finding the Hiragana worksheets and flashcards. When I found your website, the photo of sample worksheets are really colorful and so CUTE!!!!

    Thanks for your efforts

    ~ Aliff~

  12. seirios October 23, 2013 at 11:14 AM #

    Big Thanx!

  13. LinguaJunkie August 27, 2014 at 11:47 AM #

    The syougi one is the best one! Came across this while looking for Hiragana practice sheets. Thanks!


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