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List of Japanese experimental music bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as experimental 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 experimental music 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 experimental 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.

List contains bands like Acid Mothers Gong and Yellow Magic Orchestra.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular experimental music bands from Japan?" and "Which experimental music bands started in Japan?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Acid Mothers Gong is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Japanese Experimental Music Bands List
Noise rock, Musical improvisation, Space rock
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Yellow Magic Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Japanese Experimental Music Bands List
Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave
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Sugizo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Japanese Experimental Music Bands List
Rock music, Electronic dance music, World music
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Merzbow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Japanese Experimental Music Bands List
Dark ambient, Musique concrète, Noise
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The Gerogerigegege is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Japanese Experimental Music Bands List
Noise rock, Industrial music, Noise music
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Susumu Hirasawa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Japanese Experimental Music Bands List
Synthpunk, Synthpop, New Wave
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Cornelius is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Japanese Experimental Music Bands List
Indietronica, Electronic dance music, Shibuya-kei
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Globe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Japanese Experimental Music Bands List
Synthpop, Pop music, J-pop
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Yamantaka Eye is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Japanese Experimental Music Bands List
Krautrock, Rock music, Electronic music
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Yuzo Koshiro is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Japanese Experimental Music Bands List
Hip hop music, Rock music, Electronic music
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Keiji Haino is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Japanese Experimental Music Bands List
Psychedelia, Rock music, Drone music
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Hanayo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Japanese Experimental Music Bands List
Pop music, J-pop, Experimental music
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FAKE? is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Japanese Experimental Music Bands List
Pop punk, Synthpunk, Electronic music
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capsule is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Japanese Experimental Music Bands List
Synthpop, Lounge music, Electronic music
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Yoshimi and Yuka is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Japanese Experimental Music Bands List
Experimental classical music, Experimental music, Ambient music