Japanese Dictionaries

Web dictionaries

Japanese to English (and back)


  • WWWJDIC Monash University’s interface for all EDICT Project dictionary files.
  • RomajiDesu Online Japanese ⇆ English dictionary. A major part of the database uses data from EDRD Group, Monash University.
  • Denshi Jisho An easy-to-use and powerful online Japanese dictionary with data from the WWWJDIC project.
  • Tangorin Free online English-Japanese bidirectional dictionary, based mainly on files provided by The EDRD Group.
  • Nihongo Resources.com dictionaries JP/EN dictionary based on JMDict.

Other sources

Monolingual Japanese Dictionaries

Misc. Dictionaries


Popup dictionaries

  • Rikaisama A modification of the rikaichan Japanese-English popup dictionary for Firefox that adds many unique features such as audio, EPWING support, frequency information, pitch accent, Anki integration, etc.
  • Lingoes
  • StarDict
  • GoldenDict Supports the dictionary file formats used by Babylon, StarDict and ABBYY Lingvo.
  • KanjiTomo OCR Program optimized for kanji and with dictionary lookup, perfect for manga and other kinds of non-selectable Japanese text. Kanji lookup is done by pointing the mouse to any image on screen. Requires Java.