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

The list you're viewing contains bands like Ghost and Raphael.

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

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Ghost is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Japanese Folk Rock Bands List
Ghost Avant-progressive rock, Psychedelic folk, Experimental rock

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Raphael is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Japanese Folk Rock Bands List
Raphael Rock music, Folk rock, Heavy metal

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Gackt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Japanese Folk Rock Bands List
Gackt Neo-progressive rock, Pop punk, Synthpop

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Kobukuro is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Japanese Folk Rock Bands List
Kobukuro Pop music, J-pop, Folk rock

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Miyuki Nakajima is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Japanese Folk Rock Bands List
Miyuki Nakajima Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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Yumi Matsutoya is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Japanese Folk Rock Bands List
Yumi Matsutoya Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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Yōsui Inoue is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Japanese Folk Rock Bands List
Yōsui Inoue Adult contemporary music, Folk rock, Rock and roll

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Rie fu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Japanese Folk Rock Bands List
Rie fu Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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Chihiro Onitsuka is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Japanese Folk Rock Bands List
Chihiro Onitsuka Ballad, Folk music, Folk rock

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The Alfee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Japanese Folk Rock Bands List
The Alfee Folk music, Japanese rock, J-pop

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Nagisa ni te is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Japanese Folk Rock Bands List
Nagisa ni te Folk rock, Psychedelic rock

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Do As Infinity is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Japanese Folk Rock Bands List
Do As Infinity Ska, Rock music, J-pop

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Southern All Stars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Japanese Folk Rock Bands List
Southern All Stars Blues-rock, New Wave, Pop music

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Happy End is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Japanese Folk Rock Bands List
Happy End Folk rock, Avant-garde music

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Chage and Aska is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Japanese Folk Rock Bands List
Chage and Aska Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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doa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Japanese Folk Rock Bands List
doa Pop music, Rock music, J-pop