Sometimes you want to see the lyrics of a japanese song in japanese with ideograms, but unfortunately google shows results in roman lyrics (romaji) most of the time. It seems like a simple thing to do, but we created an article and video that will help you and give you tips on how to find the lyrics of songs in Japanese.
Some beginners end up having difficulty finding the lyrics of the song in Japanese because google translator provides erroneous translations of the words “lyrics” or “lyrics. The actual word you should use to search for Japanese song lyrics is kashi (歌詞).
You can use the word 歌詞 before or after the name of the song written in Japanese or even romanized and you will easily find the Japanese lyrics you are looking for. We made a quick video talking about this subject and we will leave it below:
Tips when searching for Japanese song lyrics
Unfortunately, Japanese sites usually block text selection and copying, making it impossible for you to copy the lyrics to study or paste in a text editor. You will have to look on several websites until you find one that does not have this security measure.
Be careful when looking for lyrics in Japanese and landing on a Chinese or English website that ended up using simplified Chinese characters that are different from Japanese kanji.
Some American sites share the Japanese lyrics alongside the romanized and sometimes in multiple languages. One of the most popular sites to find song lyrics, especially for anime, is lyrical-nonsense.
You can also search for Japanese song lyrics on youtube to sing using the word karaoke (カラオケ) written in Japanese. The big problem is that you will end up finding versions without a voice or with Japanese voices singing. Using the word kashi (歌詞) you can find original versions with the lyrics, but it's not that simple either.
Try using the nico nico douga to more easily find videos that have the original lyrics and voices of the songs. Hope you enjoyed these tips for finding Japanese song lyrics. We appreciate the comments and shares. We recommend reading: