Starting to learn Japanese from zero can be quite intimidating. There are thousands of books, so where do you start? Some books are meant to be used in a classroom setting and some are better for self study. Many books focus on different topics such as grammar, listening, reading, kanji or vocabulary. Some books focus on casual conversation, while others focus on speaking politely. Below are some of our favorite books for beginners and we'll give you all of the information you need to pick the best book for you!