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