Kanji List Ordered by Frequency Of Use

This is a list of the most frequently used Japanese kanji characters (about 2,500 characters).

  • Page 1 covers the top 100 most commonly used kanji.
  • Page 2 covers 100~200 most common kanji.
  • and so on…

Click on any of the kanji in the list to see a full lesson for that character, including onyomi/kunyomi readings, the meaning, example sentences, related JLPT vocabulary / grammar, and more.

Kanji by JLPT level

#KanjiOnyomiKunyomiKanji MeaningJLPT
1632 bi

hana

はな

nose; snout N2
1635 ryuu

リュウ

tsubu

つぶ

grains; drop; counter for tiny particles N2
1636 shi

part of speech; words N2
1639 i

era(i)

えら(い)

admirable, greatness N3
1647 i

stomach; crop N2
1665 jou, chou

ジョウ、 チョウ

tatami

たたみ

tatami mat; fold N2
1671 ki

tsukue

つくえ

desk; table N2
1679 fu

hada

はだ

skin; body; texture N2
1698 taku

タク

susu(gu)

すす(ぐ)

laundry; wash; rinse N2
1702 byou

ビョウ

neko

ねこ

cat N3
1708 tou

トウ

pagoda; tower; steeple N2
1709 futsu

フツ

wa(ku)

わ(く)

seethe; boil; ferment N2
1717 kai

カイ

hai

はい

ashes; cremate N2
1719 ka

candy; cakes; fruit N2
1725 ki

iku(tsu)

いく(つ)

how many, how much, some N3
1742 bou

ボウ

cap; headgear N2
1749 ko

ka(reru)

か(れる)

wither; die; dry up; be seasoned N2
1783 ryou

リョウ

suzu(shii)

すず(しい)

refreshing; nice and cool N2
1786 shuu

シュウ

fune

ふね

boat; ship N2
1787 bai

バイ

kai

かい

shellfish N2
1798 fu

token; sign; mark N2
1808 zou

ゾウ

niku(mu)

にく(む)

hate; detest N2
1812 bei

ベイ

sara, zara

さら、 ざら

dish; a helping; plate N2
1813 kou

コウ

gaenji(ru)

がえんじ(る)

agreement; consent; comply with N2
1819 sou

ソウ

hasha(gu)

はしゃ(ぐ)

parch; dry up N2
1824 chiku

チク

livestock; domestic fowl and animals N2
1832 bou, bo

ボウ、 ボッ

boy, priest N2
1870 kyou

キョウ

hasa(mu)

はさ(む)

pinch; between N2
1899 don

ドン

kumo(ru)

くも(る)

cloudy weather N2
1933 sui

スイ

dare

だれ

who, someone, somebody N3
2019 teki

テキ

shizuku, shitata(ru)

しずく、 したた(る)

drip; drop N2
2209 shi

ukaga(u)

うかが(う)

visit; ask; inquire; question N2

Most Frequent Kanji List total: (1032)

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*NOTE* There is no official complete JLPT Kanji List

These lessons are created to the best of my ability based on prior test data, but there is no official JLPT kanji list.