Top 10 YouTube channels for learning Japanese

Top 10 YouTube channels for learning Japanese

Videos are a great way to learn languages, and YouTube is the place to find both engaging and insightful, free language video blogs and vodcasts in addition to the for-native content out there.

Here are some of the best Japanese YouTube channels out there:

Gimmeaflakeman

Gimmeabreakman

Victor aka Gimmeabreakman’s videos are full of helpful tips on learning Japanese and Japanese lessons on all kinds of topics at all difficulty and politeness levels. Especially check out his Japanese for Morons series. Check out japaneseformorons too.

ThatJapaneseGirl

ThatJapaneseGirl

One of the few Japanese video bloggers. She’ll speak Japanese, and teach you some every once in a while too.

BobbyJudo

BobbyJudo

If you like Japanese food, this is the channel for you. Bobby Judo will show you how to cook, and teach some handy vocabulary at the same time.

Hikosaemon

Hikosaemon

Hikosaemon speaks in fluent Japanese on all kinds of topics from current events to random thoughts. If you’re beginner or intermediate, check out his Genki Japan videos which might be closer to your proficiency level.

Ciaela

Ciaela

Beautiful videos on all aspects of the Japanese culture. Some are in Japanese with English subtitles, some in English with Japanese subtitles, all equally worth watching.

Tofugu

Tofugu

Koichi’s wonky videos on Japan and the Japanese language. His earlier videos are the most fun, but all will give you an insight into his thoughts about Japan and Japanese learning.

JapanesePod101

JapanesePod101

Shady, annoying marketing tactics don’t do their content justice. If you manage to wade through the ads, intro animations and misleading claim, JapanesePod101 has some of the most professional video lessons out there.

YesJapan

YesJapan

George is an extremely fluent speaker of Japanese, and clearly a passionate teacher. His Japanese learning videos tend to be quite long and packed with useful insights for students of all abilities, although the majority of the videos of the channel are orientated at beginners.

TheBilingirlChannel

TheBilingirlChannel

An interesting video blog of a bilingual/bicultural Japanese/American girl, who shares her thoughts and travels. It’s well subtitled and there is a good amount of Japanese to make watching it worthwhile, with plenty of English to make sure you can follow along.

japanarchist

japanarchist

Slightly sporadic posting schedule, and not all of the content will necessarily help you learn Japanese, but it’s a fun channel to subscribe to nonetheless.