Learn Japanese with Stories Bundle #1 [10 Volumes] [Digital Books + Audios]

$ 30.00 $ 59.88 -50% OFF

Learn Japanese with Stories Bundle #1 [10 Volumes] [Digital Books + Audios]

$ 30.00 $ 59.88 -50% OFF


We've added Anki flashcard decks for ALL the stories in this bundle.

Bulk Discount - Remember, buy more to save more. Add two bundles to your cart and get an automatic 5% off your entire digital order; Buy three, get 10% off; Buy five or more and get a whopping 20% off your entire digital order! No coupon is needed!

This bundle has popular Japanese short stories that will make your Japanese learning FUN. Every word is defined, grammar points are explained and kanji are explored. You will understand Japanese culture as well while polishing your grammar and learning new vocabulary words.

➡️ How to read the eBooks in your bundle? You may need to follow the steps outlined in our eBook guide

P.S. All our bundles have:

✅ Multiple formats (PDF, ePub, MP3s, plus many have Anki flashcard decks)
✅ One-time payment
✅ Discounted compared to buying individually on Amazon
✅ Free lifetime updates to this bundle
✅ Instant download gratification
[Satisfaction Guaranteed] - Seriously, if you aren't happy with it because it's too easy or difficult, just let us know and we'll swap it with a bundle better suited for you or we'll refund your money.


This bundle is now complete with 10 full-length volumes. We will, however, add free updates and edits to the bundle as they are completed.

  • This bundle set includes ten books in the Japanese Reader Collection in digital format. Download instantly and begin improving your Japanese reading skills (PDFs), listening abilities (MP3s), and vocabulary. An amazing value!
  • NEW! Anki decks included with vocabulary from the stories. Use the free flashcard software Anki to learn all the vocabulary from the stories. You'll find the decks in the /Anki folder for each book. (Not all books have one yet, but we are working on it.!)
  • Download sound files for ALL the stories. Each story has two recordings: one read slowly and one read at normal speed.
  • NEW! Use the QR codes to scan and hear the audio on-demand by streaming (you can still download all the files locally)



This bundle is recommended for upper beginners to intermediate students of Japanese. If you are just starting out, no problem! We have a bundle just for you. Click here to learn about our Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha Beginner's Bundle.


Each volume sells on Amazon and elsewhere for $4.99. All ten volumes plus 2 added bonuses would cost $59.88. Get them all today for half the cost. 

Pay once and get lifetime updates including updates and supplementary material.


Here are the example sound files from the story, The Wise Child. Normal speed and slow speed. To give you an idea of the format with the audio, the image below is the first page of The Wise Child running gloss.

STORIES INCLUDED: (eBooks + Sound Files)


  • Hikoichi and the Young Lord
  • Hikoichi and the Living Umbrella
  • Tengu’s Straw Raincoat
  • Momotaro, the Peach Boy
  • Usagi to Kame (the Tortoise & the Hare)
  • The Inch-High Samurai
  • Kaguya Hime
  • The Mouse Bride
  • Ikkyuu-san
  • The Cut-Tongue Sparrow
  • Kobutori Jiisan
  • Yuki Onna
  • Anchin and Kiyohime 
  • Little Match Girl 
  • Hikoichi and the Wonderous Box
  • Hikoichi and the Trickster Tanuki 
  • The Oni's Mask and the Girl
  • The Fountain of Youth 
  • The Hundred Tales Game 
  • The Wise Child
  • Urashima Tarou
  • The Young Man Who Slept Three Years
  • Hanasaka Jiisan
  • Hikoichi and the Hanami
  • EXTRA BONUSES: Hiragana, the Basics of Japanese plus Magazine #1 [So, actually, the full value of this bundle is $59.88!]

Impress your Japanese friends with knowledge of Japanese folktales and stories while polishing your grammar and learning new vocabulary words. 日本語を磨こう! Let’s polish our Japanese!

Hiragana is the first Japanese syllabary a student often learns. It forms the basis for everything else. And you really need to know hiragana to use the readers to their fullest purpose. So, as an extra bonus, we are also including our book on Hiragana, also a $4.99 value.


LEarn Japanese kanji



Here’s what you get with each of the 24 stories:

  • An easy and fun introduction to Japanese folklore, tales, and stories—these are the classic stories every single Japanese person knows and loves, but few Westerners have even heard about!
  • Read the most famous and interesting Japanese tales in real Japanese! Yes, as long as you have learned hiragana, you can read real Japanese today with these fully annotated stories. (Don’t know hiragana yet?! No problem. See our special BONUS at the bottom of this page!)
  • Every single line and every word are explained and defined.
  • Designed specifically for beginners to intermediates.
  • Build your Japanese vocabulary, understand new grammatical patterns, improve your reading skills, and hone your listening abilities
  • Traditional stories with a running gloss, each with two MP3s recorded by a native Japanese voice actress. Print out the PDFs and drop the MP3s on your phone for studying on the go.
  • Over the years, thousands of people have enjoyed these stories sold individually for $4.99 or more each. Now, for the first time, you can get them all together for a single low price!

Perfect for the upper beginner to the intermediate student of Japanese.


Anki decks to learn the vocabulary

Anki is a free flashcard software.

How to install: Simply double-click the supplied Anki files to install the deck to your Anki software. Or you can send it to your phone to open it in the mobile Anki version. We add the decks to the first volume and will add more for the rest soon. 




  1. Print Versions are Available! (Not included in this digital-only bundle)
  2. Click here for the print versions - Clay and Yumi's Paperbacks
  3. If you choose a digital version, you'll instantly get the download links in a minute after purchasing. The print versions also come with the digital files.
  4. You do not need to have a Dropbox account or pay anything further to access or download the files. You will be able to instantly download all files on a PC or Mac (computer or laptop) and/or access any individual file on any of your mobile devices. Learn more here.
  5. If you don't see the email after the order, please check your spam folder or email us for support.
  6. These books are available on Amazon.

Customer Reviews

Based on 230 reviews
James Smith (Memphis, US)
The Best Way to Learn Japanese

It's been going around that stories are the best way to learn a language, and after giving this a try, I have to agree. One of the biggest problems I've always had was being able to understand spoken language, and listening to stories allows you to engage those skills. Secondly it's not just hearing a language, but comprehensible input. These stories are perfectly geared to beginners, and being able to understand them really boosts your confidence so that you can take it to the next level.

Thank you for the great review! I'm glad you found this helpful. I think you are absolutely right. Reading (and listening as you read) is a great way to build vocabulary as well as build confidence to be able to go beyond the text. Keep at it!

Anthony Liu (Richmond, CA)
Beginner-friendly and fun materials with audiobooks

I purchased some series of the Japanese learning books with audio materials, and they are really good for beginners with fun and interesting. Also, the website is easy to follow and the price is much cheaper than other sites. I hope more audiobooks and learning guides will be available, especially for modern Japanese language people using today. Highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn Japanese for work, for making friends, for fun or for travel.

Thanks for the review! We're glad you're enjoying the materials and find them helpful. We hope to add more audiobooks and learning materials in the future.

Cody Dreger (Strathmore, CA)
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.


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

M. (Salt Lake City, US)
Great Books

I really like these books. I bought all the readers, 1 - 17. The audio is really well done with a slow and fast version. Great explanations. I highly Recommend these books.

Thank you SO much! We deeply appreciate it. More to come soon.