Languages › Japanese Top 3 English to Japanese Dictionaries Share Flipboard Email Print marco wong/Getty Images Japanese Essential Japanese Vocabulary History & Culture Japanese Grammar By Namiko Abe Japanese Language Expert B.A., Kwansei Gakuin University Namiko Abe is a Japanese language teacher and translator, as well as a Japanese calligraphy expert. She has been a freelance writer for nearly 20 years. our editorial process Namiko Abe Updated February 15, 2019 A good dictionary is essential for learning a language. Explore the following recommendations for English-Japanese or Japanese-English dictionaries to find the right tool for you. 01 of 03 Kodansha's Communicative English-Japanese Dictionary All kanji is accompanied by furigana. The dictionary's word count (22,000) is much bigger than its competition. You can learn natural and colloquial Japanese through 19,000 sample sentences and phrases. The paper is high quality and the print is clear. 02 of 03 Kodansha's Furigana Japanese Dictionary: Japanese-English English-Japanese It is great for beginners who have mastered kana scripts (hiragana and katakana), though the number of words might be a little limited for advanced students. Three appendices are included; listing verb conjugations, numerical counters, and place names. 03 of 03 Kenkyusha's Japanese English Learner's Dictionary This dictionary is for the foreign students of Japanese. The words can be looked up in romaji. It contains about 11,000 words and all of them have accents. Examples are written in romaji, Japanese, and English. Many photos and pictures are included as well.