Japan Podcasts 2

MP3 sounds of Japan: Podcasts From Japan

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

Japan Sounds 2.

1. Subscribe to the Japan Podcast

To listen to the 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.

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

RSS feed from an eclectic podcast. URL = http://feeds.feedburner.com/JapanVisitor


2. Individual Japan 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.


Chindonya in Kabukicho Shinjuku

Chindonya music troupe in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

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


June 27, 2006.


Japanese batting center

Japanese batting center, Shinjuku, Tokyo.

Listen to the sounds of a Japanese batting center.


July 12, 2006.


Mihara Kagura theater

Mihara Kagura traditional Japanese theater.

Traditional Mihara Kagura song-and-dance theater.
(4 sound files)


July 12, 2006.


Gion Festival Music

Float at the Gion Festival, Kyoto.

Listen to the traditional "kon-chiki-kon" rhythms of the Gion Matsuri festival music.


July 17, 2006.


Mushi Okuri ritual

Mushiokuri dancers, Shimane prefecture, Japan.

Listen to the sounds of the Mushi-Okuri: a ritual for driving away insect pests from the paddies.


July 23, 2006.


Taiko Drums

Taiko drumming in Shizuoka.

Listen to the sound of the taiko drums.


August 1, 2006.


Cicadas in Aoyama Cemetery Tokyo

Aoyama Cemetary, Minato ward, Tokyo in summer.

Listen to the sound of cicadas in Aoyama Cemetery, Minato ward, Tokyo.


August 7, 2006.


Song of the Boat Woman

The song of the boat woman on the Tenryu River, Nagano, Japan.

Listen to the song of the Boat Woman: visitors who float down the Tenryu River are treated to a traditional serenade.


August 19, 2006.


The Song of the Street Cleaning Woman's Cart

Even the cleaning carts talk in Japan. Two women cleaning the streets in downtown Kyoto were on their rounds when a voice spoke to all.

September 22, 2006.


Outside a hip hop shop on Teramachi Kyoto

Hip hop store, Termachi, Kyoto.

The baddest and loudest, only a stone's throw from old temples and gift shops, prayer beads stores and pachinko parlors.


October 7, 2006.


Japanese schoolgirls

Japanese schoolgirls.

Listen to the often alarming sounds of typical Japanese schoolgirls, struggling for words in the grip of hysterical shrieks.


October 24, 2006.


No talking please, you are on the train

Inside a commuter train, Kyoto to Osaka.

Listen to the silence of a packed commuter train.


October 31, 2006.


Kerosene truck Nakano Ward Tokyo

Kerosene truck, Nakano ward, Tokyo.

Kerosene is a popular heating fuel in Japan. The sound of the kerosene truck is a perennial addition to the fall and winter streetscape.


November 1, 2006.


Laundry Pole truck Omuro Kyoto

Truck selling laundry poles, Kyoto.

The melancholy song of the laundry pole seller.


November 5, 2006.


Japan Communist Party Nakano Tokyo

Communist party candidate campaigning, Nakano, Tokyo.

The Japan Communist Party candidate addressing commuters in Nakano, Tokyo.


November 17, 2006.


JR Yamanote line's "Marianne Faithful"

JR Yamanote line, Tokyo, Harajuku Station.

It sure gets hot sometimes on Tokyo's Japan Rail Yamanote line! Listen to this announcement delivered in sexy forlorn "Marianne Faithful" style.


November 17, 2006.


Geta the clogs of Japan

Listen to the sounds of the geta.

Few sounds invoke old Japan as nostalgically as the clip-clop of wooden geta.


November 25, 2006.


Shinto Music at Ise Jingu

Listen to the sounds of Ise Shrine

Listen to the solemn sounds of Shinto music from Japan's most sacred shrine.


November 29, 2006.


Railway station stall

Listen to the sounds of a railway station stall salesperson.

Listen to the banter of a salesman at a temporary clothing and accessory stall in a rural railway station.


November 30, 2006.


Keifuku Railways "Randen" Announcement

Listen to the sounds of a Keifuku railways announcement.

Listen to the announcement of the Keifuku Railways, in Kyoto, as the train approaches Shijo Omiya Station.


December 5, 2006.


More podcast sounds


Other sounds from Japan

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Malte Jaspersen and DJ Stormer bring you a disparate selection of 10 different sounds that each open a door on a different facet of life in Japan, from packed sports area to tranquil Japanese garden.


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