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List of Japanese classical bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as classical music solo artists from Japan are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great Japanese music that you've never heard before. The classical bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Japan. If you think the best Japanese classical music band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

Examples include Sugizo and Gackt.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular classical bands from Japan?" and "Which classical bands started in Japan?" then this list will answer your questions.

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Sugizo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Japanese Classical Bands List
Sugizo Rock music, Electronic dance music, World music

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Gackt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Japanese Classical Bands List
Gackt Neo-progressive rock, Pop punk, Synthpop

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Taro Hakase is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Japanese Classical Bands List
Taro Hakase Electronic music, Classical music, Instrumental

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Midori Goto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Japanese Classical Bands List
Midori Goto Classical music

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Yuzo Koshiro is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Japanese Classical Bands List
Yuzo Koshiro Hip hop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Japanese Classical Bands List
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra Popular music, Soundtrack, New Age music

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Mayuko Kamio is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Japanese Classical Bands List
Mayuko Kamio Classical music

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Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Or... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Japanese Classical Bands List

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Ikuko Kawai is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Japanese Classical Bands List
Ikuko Kawai Electronic music, Classical music, Instrumental

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Sakiko Matsui is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Japanese Classical Bands List
Sakiko Matsui Pop music, J-pop, Classical music

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Tamaki Tokuyama is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Japanese Classical Bands List
Tamaki Tokuyama Ryūkōka, Classical music, Gunka