Based on 694 reviews
Learn Japanese through Dialogues (8 eBook bundle)
Jerry Siegenthaler (San Jose, US)
I haven't had the time to look it over

I haven't had the time to look it over. I purchased it in advance for when I had time to peruse it. I have 4500 books on Japanese in my library.

Love these resources!

I bought both the Beri Beri Shoushinsha and Japanese Reader Collection bundles and have slowly been working through the content at my own pace. Everything is laid out in a very straightforward, easy to understand format and the stories are short, fun and practical for learning grammar basics and everyday words. I also love the various print-friendly worksheets for practicing writing, including fun things like crosswords. Thank you Clay and Yumi for making such fantastic learning resources available!

Thank you for your kind words! We're so glad to hear that you're enjoying our Learn Japanese with Stories Bundle. Thank you for choosing our bundles and let us know if you have any questions as you go along.

Amazing material

I loved all the material, it's really complete .
thanks a lot.

Sightseeing series is great

These books are a lot more then you think. The book is jam packed with great information, basically starts off with dialogs of the topic. I love it because it has furigana over the kanji. It then thoroughly goes over the explanation of the dialog and explains relevant kanji that is used in the sentences. There's QR codes to get audio playback if you want to practice your hearing comprehension, in two speeds, slower and normal speeds, which is great. The kanji to me isn't trivial and is perfect for what i was looking for which is more kanji reading practice. Anyways, highly recommended if you're at the level to start reading more kanji.

works for me

Got this book because I don't speak as much Japanese as I should while studying. I noticed that my ability to speak fluently had diminished even though my comprehension was fairly high. This has been a great way to increase my speed of understanding spoken Japanese and raise my skill level when speaking. I really enjoy this book.

This is a must buy

Fight boredom! This is the most interesting set of bigraphies . This has a completely new spin on how they are presented.
I am not a beginner but not always able to handle intermediate. This takes the pain out of trying to read complicated pieces.You get prepped up from the vocabulary and the beginners section.
By the time you get to the intermediate section suddenly it’s getting easier. Slow and fast sound tracks wrap it up nicely.
Anyway I have to go now as I’m hooked on reading this stuff

Very good learning aid. Definitely helps solidify what I’m learning from other methods.

Much better than Genki

I really love the picture-vocabulary page, and the integrated kanji lessons (Tobira Gateway to Advanced [ie, Tobira intermediate] has a completely separate book, which is ok, considering the amount of kanji to be learned). The grammar lessons are very complete with many explanations and examples to give a more thorough understanding than what Genki gives. There's a bit of a gap between Genki 2 and Tobira intermediate, and while I haven't finished going through tobira beginning 2, I believe that this gap is addressed.
There's a lot of mini lessons interspersed, and a lot of reading opportunities.

So Much for So Little

I love Beri Beri Shoshinsha! One gets so much material; perfect for beginners like me. The variety of materials cover all aspects of learning
(writing systems, reading, culture, etc.,) and even includes an Anki deck. I'm so glad to have discovered The Japan Shop. As I progress, I know where I will be getting the resources I will need and want.

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that Beri Beri Shoshinsha has been helpful. If you have any questions as you go through the material, we are here to help! Just ask. Thank you and have fun with Japanese!


TOP Material, as usual. Well done in each one of the chapters, valuable material to get ready for the test!

Thank you Andrea--really appreciate the support.


I have a Japanese friend who looked over them and he was amazed as well.

That's great! I'm thrilled to hear you are enjoying Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha. Let me know if you have any questions. We'll add more to it soon!

Smells good, the case is awesome and I am addicted to opening and closing it lol

Very fun magazines

I just purchased the Beri Beri Shoushinsha bundle, which contains issues #1 and #19. I enjoyed them enough that I decided to buy all 50 issues while they were on sale.

What I like about this magazine is that it teaches aspects of the Japanese language, but it also gives tidbits of Japanese culture and history. The various hints are very useful to a beginner. By itself, it won't teach you Japanese, but it's a very pleasant enhancement to whatever learning approach you're taking.

Thank you so much! I'm thrilled to hear you like Makoto. If you have any questions or suggestions for improvement, please let us know.

Love the Cats!

I bought the Samurai Cat and one each of three other cat t-shirts to give away as Christmas presents. They were a big hit. Very popular! My best holiday purchase decision!

Awesome! This really makes my day. :)

The worksheets are super helpful for practicing writing and the information is easy to follow. I don’t feel overwhelmed with this.

Easy to follow along

I recommend having a structured learning before going over these but these were easy to follow along and get a feel for the actual test. Definitely with the purchase!

Thank you for your feedback! We're glad you found the materials easy to follow and helpful in preparing for the JLPT N5.


Super easy to follow/easy to use

Thanks for the feedback! We're glad you're finding the bundle helpful. Let us know if you have any questions.


This shirt was a gift for my adult son. He absolutely loves it!

Great Value!

So much info in this package! The printable practice sheets for Hiragana and Katakana are worth the package purchase price by themselves, the practice sheets that I found elsewhere cost more than the entire Beri Beri bundle did. Great stuff!

Thanks for the great review! We're so glad you're enjoying it! I'll add more worksheets to the bundle in the near future.

Hiragana Course
TokyoScott (Quincy, US)
Perfect for beginners

I have trouble remembering more info as I get older, but this course is Perfect for me!! I can go back and replay each section as many times as I need, and eventually it gets into my brain. Can't think of a better way to learn and reinforce the simple rows of Hiragana. Without this basic knowledge, any further learning is not effective at all. Thank you so much!!!

Thank you for your kind words! We're happy it helped you with hiragana. Be sure to practice reading as much as possible to keep it in your brain. :)

Good material

I liked this study material and found it very helpful. Howerer, I would suggest that the use of romaji can be switched for katakana and hiragana. After all, this is for the N4 JLPT, anyone who take this test can already read katakana and hiragana.

Thank you! There shouldn't be romaji in the bundle--or did I miss something? If you think of it, please let me know where the romaji is and I'll remove it.

Thank you!

Fun means you don't realise you are learning

These are such great stories and easy to learn. So stress free learning while having fun

Thank you for your kind words, Barry! We're glad you're enjoying the stories and finding them easy to learn. Let me know if you have any suggestions for making them even more fun. :)