Japanese Alphabet: There are three different japanese alphabets: ♢ Hiragana, uses with kanji to make japanese words ♢ Katakana, used for words coming from the english ♢ Kanji , used usually with by pair, or with hiragana - Japanese Language
hiragana chart with variant sounds
Japanese writing is not as difficult as it looks. It is basically just memory and recognition work.
Some old hiragana chart
So you want to learn hiragana? Learning hiragana is the first step in learning to read and write Japanese.