Soukou Mincho

Soukou Mincho is a free Mincho style Japanese font that you can download. It features strong contrast between vertical stems and horizontal arm strokes, resulting in this readable font with high impact on visual appearance. This font is designed based on the open source font Source Han Serif and was released under Flop Design.

Usage Permission

  • Free for personal, non-commercial, and commercial projects


Font homepage and download

*To download, visit the link above, then scroll down to find the download link shown below.

Supported characters

  • Hiragana and Katakana
  • Kanji
  • Numbers
  • Symbols and Punctuation


  1. Kimo wrote:

    I wanted to download hiragana characters, but I found it impossible to do so. Why do you make it so difficult?

    • Shadow wrote:

      I downloaded them did you follow the instructions?
      ya click the link and find the text in the picture below said link.

  2. Cajuncootie wrote:

    Just to help…
    Where it says LINK and then the Red Box with “Font homepage and download”…that is the link button but BELOW that it shows you a bigger grey box with a highlighted line of Japanese text which is a copy of the link to look for on the page after you click on the red homepage link box.
    I do hope this makes it easier.

  3. Ray wrote:

    These fonts are rotated 90° and the names started with “@”. Help?

  4. Ray wrote:

    AH nevermind! I just had to scroll down and select the font without the “@” (which is apparently for vertical writing) — yes both versions are available.

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