This order is very important to me when using my dictionary. It has markings on the front, as reminders:Yes, hiragana and katakana subscribe to the same ordering system called gojūon. If the most basic 47 letters are to be taken up, this ordering system is as follows;
1. kanas are sorted out in groups by the onset consonant, which aligns;
zero, k, s, t, n, h, m, y, r, w
2. within each group kanas are sorted by the neucleus vowel, which aligns;
a, i, u, e, o
How does that order go? This is new to me.But there's also that older order based on a Buddhist proverb. It's actually useful to know, since figures and diagrams in books will sometimes be labelled with kana in that order.