Install Basics install pip install -U mecab-python3 Download dictionary https://pypi.org/project/mecab-python3/ These wheels include an internal (statically linked) copy of the MeCab library, and a copy of the mecab-ipadic dictionary (using UTF-8 text encoding), which is automatically used by default. If you wish to use a different dictionary, you will need to install it yourself, write a mecabrc file directing MeCab to use it, and set the environment variable MECABRC to point to this file.