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Japan Podcasts

Either select the RSS feed below to listen to and subscribe to our Japan podcasts or select from the Individual Mixes to hear individual sounds from Japan.

We have sounds from all over Japan including Japanese festivals, music, religious chants, announcements and street sounds.

1. Subscribe to Podcast

To listen to our Japan podcasts either click on the link or copy the URL and paste it into your preferred podcasting program on your computer. In iTunes for example, you just go to the "Advanced" menu and choose "Subscribe to podcast" and follow the instructions. Other programs will be different - just look in the help section if it's not obvious. Below you can click on the link and hear the sound of Japan from your computer.

Complete Set - the complete set of sounds below given as an RSS feed.

RSS feed from an eclectic podcast. URL =

2. Individual Mixes

Sounds 1 - 20 | Sounds 21 - 40 | Sounds 41 - 60 | Sounds 61 - 80 | Sounds 81 - 100

The following are individual sounds from the streets of Japan. They will prove ideal for PodCasting direct to iTunes or download them to listen to later via your iPod.

Street campaigner | Supermarket | Subway announcement | Pachinko parlor | Street flyering | Answerphone | Gyoza vendor | Chindonya | Subway station ATM | Engakuji Temple | Myoshinji Temple bell | Pilgrims chanting | Talking intersection | Japanese right wingers | Hie Shrine | Class observation | Muzak in Kyoto | Oversize garbage | Bicycle parking | Buddhist memorial | More sounds

Street campaignerNew Socialist Party campaigner, Tokyo, Japan.

Political street campaigner for the New Socialist Party, Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, 2006.

April 25, 2006.

SupermarketSpot sales seller in a supermarket, Tokyo.

Supermarket spot sales seller, Nakano ward, Tokyo.

April 26, 2006.

Subway AnnouncementTokyo subway conductor.

Subway announcement, Tokyo.

April 27, 2006.

Pachinko parlorPachinko parlor, Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo.

Pachinko parlor, Kabukicho, Shinjuku ward, Tokyo.

April 28, 2006.

Street flyeringHanding out flyers in a foot tunnel, Shinjuku, Tokyo.

Flyering in a foot-tunnel, Shinjuku ward, Tokyo.

April 28, 2006.

Japanese answerphoneAnswerphone, Japan.

Does anyone love you?

April 28, 2006.

Gyoza vendor

The cry of the gyoza vendor.

April 29, 2006.

Chindonya in Shibuya Tokyo.Chindonya troupe.

'Chindonya' drum and clarinet troupe, Shibuya, Tokyo.

April 30, 2006.

Subway station ATMMitsubishi Tokyo UFJ cash corner, Shinjuku, Tokyo.

ATM cash corner, Nishi Shinjuku subway station, Tokyo.

May 1, 2006.

Engakuji TempleEnkakuji Temple, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture.

Engakuji Temple, Kamakura, Kanagawa prefecture.

May 6, 2006.

Bell in Myoshinji TempleBell at Myoshinji Temple, Kyoto, Japan.

Myoshinji Temple, Kyoto.

May 18, 2006.

Pilgrims Chanting

Rokkaku-do Temple, Kyoto.

May 28, 2006.

Talking IntersectionTalking intersection, Kyoto, Japan.

Instructions for the blind at a Kyoto intersection.

May 28, 2006.

Japanese Right WingRightist sound truck, Kyoto, Japan.

The right wing vents in Kyoto.

May 28, 2006.

Shrine bellSupplicants at Hie Shrine, Tokyo.

Supplicants at Hie Shrine in Akasaka, Tokyo, ring the shrine bell and clap.

June 4, 2006.

Class Observation DayClass observation day at school, Kyoto, Japan.

A teacher leads an elementary school class on class observations day.

June 4, 2006.

MuzakMuzak playing on an empty Kyoto shopping street.

The soothing balm of muzak on a deserted shopping street in Kyoto.

June 11, 2006.

Oversize garbage (sodai gomi) collectionThe oversize garbage collection truck, Nakano ward, Tokyo.

The announcement of the oversize garbage (sodai gomi) collection truck.

June 21, 2006.

Bike Lot MachineBike parking lot ticket machine, Kyoto, Japan.

Paying at a bike parking lot in Kyoto.

June 21, 2006.

Buddhist memorial service for the deadBuddhist offering box with memorial tablet, Tokyo.

Listen to the sounds of a Japanese Buddhist memorial service for the dead.

June 25, 2006.

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