15 Japanese TikTok Accounts You Need to Follow

Do you love spending hours scrolling through Japanese TikTok videos? You’ve come to the right place. By now, TikTok is one of the most downloadable apps in the world. It gives you rapid-fire, bite-sized content that makes the whole experience addictive. There’s even research going on about how Chinese-based social media platform affects our attention span.

And when it comes to Japanese content creators, there’s an abundance of talent waiting to be discovered. From hilarious comedians to talented musicians, from fashionistas to foodies, the Japanese TikTok community has something for everyone.

We’ve decided to make a list of some Japan-based Tiktok creators that will help you learn Japanese. We’ve split up the content into three categories: educational, entertainment, and lifestyle. Educational content centers on learning Japanese. So, without further ado, let’s dive in!

A lot of them also have YouTube Channels, if you’d like to watch their video content!

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Top 15 Japanese TikTok Accounts to Follow

@nathaliekitahara if u translate these words on google it won’t tell u the real meaning 🥲 @katrinareika #japanese101 #tiktokjapan #japanese #learnjapanese ♬ Kawaii – Yusei

1. nathaliekitahara

No-frills TikTok videos about the much-undiscussed corner of the Japanese language are the very heart of Nathalie Kitahara’s content. The bilingual discussion of Japanese lingo makes you think, “Why have I never thought about that?” Some of our favorites include her revelation on words in Japanese that she thought “had the same meaning as English”, which includes bin, cider, and claim, and her popular “Japanese words I teach to my friends” series. Don’t be surprised to occasionally see her sister hopping into one of her videos to discuss everything related to anime and manga.

@japanesewitherika How we bow at work 🇯🇵✨ #japanese #japan #foryou #fyp #japaneseculture ♬ A Good Day – HIRAIDAI

On top of that, she makes Tiktok videos about basic Japanese phrases that will actually come up in casual comprehension. She also makes content with her sister, especially on their YouTube channel!

2. japanesewitherika

In one of her TikTok videos, Erika discusses the different bowing angles you, a figurative Japanese employee, have to make for different client-business scenarios. As a Japanese woman working in the hotel industry, she’s your go-to creator for an in-depth guide to Japanese working culture.

She does a lot of easy “How to say” videos, which cover all the basic phrases to talk in Japanese for beginners and intermediate learners. She’s very good at explaining when and how to use the phrases she teaches and is very clear in what they mean. She also makes content about handwriting, grammar, and conversational sentences.

@cotoacademy #PepsiApplePieChallenge #japan #tokyo #japaneselanguage #learnontiktok ♬ FEEL THE GROOVE – Queens Road, Fabian Graetz

3. cotoacademy

Yes, Coto Academ has a TIkTok account. Our videos go over some basic grammar, taught by a team of native teachers, with spoken and written examples. We mainly cover JLPT N4 and N3 grammar, but expect some videos going over common Japanese expressions and instructional content on how to write kanji.

@japanese_native_class Study Japanese #studyjapanesewithme#estudiarjapones#aprenderjapones#ninhongo#nihongobenkyou#اليابانية#시골일상#conbiniinjapan#jlpt#япониия#japanesevibe ♬ 春を告げる – yama

4. japanese_native_class

Boasting 200 thousand (and counting) followers, the creator makes tons of entertaining skits about Japanese culture and phrases. His videos are simple but effective: he’d introduce a phrase, show examples of its use, say the words slowly, and repeat.

His videos usually feature his too-adorable little brother, and it’s clear that he enjoys the brother-duo dynamic just as much as his audience. While the Japanese Tiktoker does have a YouTube Channel, it hasn’t had an upload since 2021, unfortunately.

5. takanihongodojo

@takanihongodojo 📍#shiobaraonsen is a beautiful place!! asoko あそこ Over there soko そこ There koko ここ Here doko どこ Where? #japan #japanese #learnjapanese #learningjapanese #shiobara ♬ オリジナル楽曲 – Taka Nihongo Dojo

Takadanihongodojo revolutionizes kinesthetic learning with his captivating approach. Through short, rapid-fire language learning videos, he skillfully showcases verbs, adjectives, and words using his body and actions. Despite his iconic stern expression, he remains one of the most exceptional Japanese TikTok creators for Japanese language acquisition. His content stands out by eliminating unnecessary complexities and delivering precisely what learners desire: entertaining and straightforward educational material.

Japanese TikTok Creators to Follow for Entertainment

@thepaperpat And who do they come crying to? 🤦🏾‍♂️ #teacherlife ♬ original sound – Jill

6. thepaperpat

Patrick Smith, known better as Mr. Patrick by his buoyant kindergarten students, shares his experience of carrying multiple labels in Japan: an English teacher, a foreigner living in Japan, and a Black man. The highlight of his TikTok videos for us? His reenactment of the alias “Bobby” who has a penchant for trouble and his never-ending defense for buying a caramel latte every morning — much to his students’ disapproval.

In addition to entertaining half a million fans with lighthearted, comedic content, Smith wants to wield his platforms, as a content creator and educator for meaningful conversations about xenophobia, racism, and living in Japan as a foreigner. The videos don’t have a focus on being educational, more just for comedy, but you can still learn a lot about Japan from his content.

@maydaysan #japan ♬ original sound – maydaysan

7. Maydaysan

“Here’s a cap if you take my videos seriously,” reads Mason Dayot’s bio, the man behind @maydaysan. The Canadian-turned-content creator is a natural-born comedian, and he proves his talent through hilarious skits about everyday stereotypes in Japan.

Canadian English teacher-turned-digital marketer Mason Dayot is behind @maydaysan, where he does exaggerated, comedy sketches of everyday situations or stereotypes in Japan. One minute he’s an ojisan (old man) and, on the next scroll, he’s your cookie-cutter high school girl in Japan. He’s perfect at nailing impressions of Japan-based vloggers, like his alter ego “Pablo in Japan” (a parody of popular creator Paolo).

@tokyo_foods 行ってみたいと思ったら保存を忘れずに!一緒に行きたい友達にシェア!予約方法はコメント欄に書いておくね。#東京グルメ #赤坂グルメ #夏グルメ ♬ オリジナル楽曲 – 東京グルメ

8. tokyo_foods

Tokyo_foods is pretty self-explanatory. They take you all around Tokyo, introducing you to various restaurants, dishes, and izakaya. The content is snappy, the food looks delicious, and they let you know exactly where the food is. If you’re looking for food recommendations in Japan, you should give them a follow! Note that their videos are fully in Japanese, so if you’re not super familiar with the language maybe give them a pass. You could still watch them of course, the food alone makes them worth checking out, and you can try to absorb what they say. Though the fast pace of their videos can make it hard to keep up.

@mr_yabatan こんな大事な日にまさかのニキビ!?🥺 Pimple panic! with 松坂桃李 & 広瀬すず#流浪の月 #瀬すず #坂桃李 #スターヤバタン #PR ♬ original sound – ミスターヤバタン

9. mr_yabatan

Mr. Yabatan is a very different creator from a lot of the others on this list. For one, his content is only in Japanese. He speaks very fluent Japanese in his videos and is able to converse with a lot of Japanese people. Don’t worry though, his videos are subtitled very well, showing both Japanese and English. His content mainly involves him going around Japan, visiting various places, and celebrating various holidays. What makes him so special is his infectious enthusiasm. In every video, he’s very energetic and cheery, and it makes his content fun to watch.

@shibakoma どの顔が好き❓️ #柴犬 #dog #fyp ♬ Cute Emoji Song (pls like original video thanku) – sezymkaaa

10. shibakoma

We can’t leave this section without featuring at least one #PetsofTikTok. Komari, a three-year-old Japanese Shia inu, is all you need to cure a bad day. Watch the cute Shiba choose her pair of sunglasses for the day or pose in a Disney character filter, You’ll see her cheeky owner putting her paws to the copy machine and playing Tic-tac-toe.

Japanese TikTok Accounts to Follow for Culture

@jesseogn 3 Food places you need to try in Japan! #japanesefood #japanfood #onigiri #omurice #foodlover ♬ Love You So – The King Khan & BBQ Show

11. jesseogn

Jesse makes TikTok videos that highlight interesting features of Japan. He visits restaurants, does food tours, and give reviews of iconic and lesser-known tourist spots. He also makes content visiting anime-themed places like a Naruto theme park or a One Piece restaurant.

Most recently, he’s been doing Q&A sessions with random strangers in Japan. He’s done the popular “What song are you listening to?” series and straight-up asks Japanese people how much they make in a month.

@whatthepato 711 Japan ft. shunchan 🍓 #711japan #tokyo #foodtok ♬ 踊り子 – Vaundy

12. whatthepato

Patricia, better known by her username @whathtepato, is a Japan-based content creator who used to work in a Japanese company. Now, her channel is dedicated to exploring Japan, from trying out the latest seasonal kinako mochi ice cream to discovering Seven-Eleven’s latest almond milk option for their coffee.

Her TikTok videos aren’t just about surface-level cool things in Japan, though. As someone who used to be an employee in Japan, Patricia loves to share insights about the Japanese working culture that often comes with rigid expectations. On the other spectrum, you’ll find her doing short street interviews with Japanese people on topics like body weight, dating and personal hygiene.

@asianskills Rating different ramen in Japan #ramen #ramennoodles #ratingthings ♬ Italian Dinner Party – Italian Restaurant Music of Italy

13. asianskills

The self-proclaimed “CEO of Japan content” highlights tidbits on Japanese culture and cool places in and around Tokyo. He also has a popular series where he shows how much you can buy with a certain amount of Japanese yen. He’s very interactive with his viewers, often replying to them any questions they may have with a video.

@tokyogirl92 btw those blouses i got were $2 and $4, both made in japan 🥹 #japanvlog #tokyolife #whatidoinaday #fyp ♬ Pieces (Solo Piano Version) – Danilo Stankovic

14. tokyogirl92

Alisa, better known as @tokyogirl92, balances her life between Tokyo and Los Angeles. When she’s back in her home country (she was born and raised in Japan), she’s most probably taking you on a day in her life with her family. From going to their favorite omakase sushi restaurant to taking her mom to a staycation in a five-star hotel, she’s the pinnacle of what it’s like to explore the higher-end, finer side of Tokyo.

Don’t think that she’s all about luxury travel. The down-to-earth marketer loves to show her favorite McDonald’s lunch menu and Japanese candies.

15. Takashiifromjapan


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♬ original sound – TAKASHii from Japan

Takashiifromjapan’s captivating short interview format draws viewers in as he interacts with random individuals on the streets. Through these interviews, he explores a wide array of topics encompassing life in Japan, Japanese culture, and the Japanese language. From discussing the intricacies of dating in Japan to delving into the challenges faced by language learners and the experiences of minorities or foreigners living in the country, his interviews offer a diverse range of insightful discussions. While most conversations are conducted in English, every now and then, you’ll stumble upon individuals who are fluent in Japanese or hafu (half-Japanese), providing a valuable opportunity to sharpen your listening skills. The candid and unscripted nature of these interviews provides an authentic window into the realities of living in Japan and navigating its unique societal landscape.


Japanese TikTok accounts offer a rich and diverse look at Japan’s culture and entertainment. Whether you’re a fan of traditional Japanese arts, modern fashion and beauty trends, or just love a good laugh, there’s a Japanese TikTok account for you.

We hope this list of the top 10 Japanese TikTok accounts has inspired you to discover new creators and explore Japan’s rich cultural heritage. Follow these accounts to get daily doses of culture and entertainment, and to deepen your love and appreciation for all things Japan.

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Can I learn Japanese effectively through TikTok videos alone?

While TikTok can be a useful supplemental resource, it’s important to combine it with comprehensive language learning methods. TikTok videos can help improve listening skills, introduce cultural aspects, and offer language practice, but a well-rounded approach including textbooks, language exchange, and formal lessons is recommended for a complete learning experience.

How can I discover more Japanese TikTok accounts for language learning?

You can explore TikTok by searching relevant hashtags like #JapaneseLearning, #JapaneseTikTok, or #LearnJapanese.

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