List of Japanese alternative rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as alternative rock 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 alternative rock 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 alternative rock band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.
List ranges from Boredoms to Hyde and more.If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular alternative rock bands from Japan?" and "Which alternative rock bands started in Japan?" then this list will answer your questions.