List of Japanese folk music bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as folk 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 folk 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 folk 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 bands range from Kitaro to YUI.If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular folk music bands from Japan?" and "Which folk music bands started in Japan?" then this list will answer your questions.