Japan Podcasts

Japan Podcasts: MP3 sounds of Japan

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.

Japan podcasts - the sounds of Japan.

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.

URL = http://feeds.feedburner.com/JapanVisitor

RSS feed from an eclectic podcast.

2. Individual Mixes

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

New Socialist Party campaigner, Tokyo, Japan.

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

April 25, 2006.


Spot sales seller in a supermarket, Tokyo.

Supermarket spot sales seller, Nakano ward, Tokyo.

April 26, 2006.

Subway Announcement

Tokyo subway conductor.

Subway announcement, Tokyo.

April 27, 2006.

Pachinko parlor

Pachinko parlor, Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo.

Pachinko parlor, Kabukicho, Shinjuku ward, Tokyo.

April 28, 2006.

Street flyering

Handing out flyers in a foot tunnel, Shinjuku, Tokyo.

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

April 28, 2006.

Japanese answerphone

Answerphone, 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 ATM

Mitsubishi Tokyo UFJ cash corner, Shinjuku, Tokyo.

ATM cash corner, Nishi Shinjuku subway station, Tokyo.

May 1, 2006.

Engakuji Temple

Enkakuji Temple, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture.

Engakuji Temple, Kamakura, Kanagawa prefecture.

May 6, 2006.

Bell in Myoshinji Temple

Bell at Myoshinji Temple, Kyoto, Japan.

Myoshinji Temple, Kyoto.

May 18, 2006.

Pilgrims Chanting

Rokkaku-do Temple, Kyoto.

May 28, 2006.

Talking Intersection

Talking intersection, Kyoto, Japan.

Instructions for the blind at a Kyoto intersection.

May 28, 2006.

Japanese Right Wing

Rightist sound truck, Kyoto, Japan.

The right wing vents in Kyoto.

May 28, 2006.

Shrine bell

Supplicants at Hie Shrine, Tokyo.

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

June 4, 2006.

Class Observation Day

Class observation day at school, Kyoto, Japan.

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

June 4, 2006.


Muzak 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) collection

The oversize garbage collection truck, Nakano ward, Tokyo.

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

June 21, 2006.

Bike Lot Machine

Bike parking lot ticket machine, Kyoto, Japan.

Paying at a bike parking lot in Kyoto.

June 21, 2006.

Buddhist memorial service for the dead

Buddhist offering box with memorial tablet, Tokyo.

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

June 25, 2006.

More podcast sounds

Other sounds from Japan

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