List of Japanese Progressive rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as Progressive 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 Progressive 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 Progressive 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.
Hyde and L'Arc-en-Ciel are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this listIf you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular Progressive rock bands from Japan?" and "Which Progressive rock bands started in Japan?" then this list will answer your questions.