When it comes to Japanese music, the first comes to people’s mind must be Anime soundtracks (OST), because Japanese Anime culture occupies an important position in the world. Plus with the popularity of Jpop, a great part of Asian pop music. A considerable increasing people around the world have been addicted to Japanese music. Thus, hundreds of websites are created to provide a convenient platform for people to download and listen to Japanese music or albums.
So, what are the best Japanese music download sites, and how to free download J-Pop, J-Punk, Japanese traditional & classical music, etc.? In this article, we have put together a list of 12 websites for Japanese MP3/FLAC hi-res songs download.
YouTube is home to millions of music videos from global artists. You can find any Japanese music video you want based on different search criteria such as upload date, type, duration, features, etc. That means you easily listen to the latest Japanese albums or playlists (even longer than 2 hours) or watch 4k music videos with lyrics online.
To download Japan music videos from YouTube, you should cost $13.99 per month for Premium after 30-day free trial.
Spotify, a popular music streaming websites, covers huge single songs, playlists, albums, and podcasts from all over the world. And it archives massive resources by country, genre, style, and so on. For downloading Japanese music, move to the “Anime” or “J-Tracks” section, where allows you to play huge collection of anime, J-pop, J-Rock, Japanese Hip-pop, etc., including the newly released ones.
It offers different premium plans according to different people, such as student($5.99/month, single person ($10.99/month), 2 people ($14.99/month) or family($16.99/month). Just pick the best one to complete Jpop download for offline listening. Besides, it offers 74 languages to give people a better experience.
Vimeo is another solid video hosting platform that one year earlier than YouTube. It aims to encourage people to share videos in all contents, including Halloween, Animation, Drama, Commercials, and more. And music is undoubtedly included, consisting of 3 types: live music, music documentary and music videos, where collects a fair amount of Japanese songs. You can via keyword and filters to find your favored Japanese music videos, channels, or groups.
The plus members and higher support Japanese music download. Upgrade your account to plus from Vimeo starting at $12 per month.
Amazon is a famous online shopping site. It contains vinyl records, audio CDs, and digital MP3 tracks for you to purchase. You can see the after-sales reviews of each product.
Although Amazon provides you with an excellent buying experience, the Japan music download is too expensive. You have to pay for each Japanese song or album that you need to download, and the price varies.
JPop Singles, founded in 2016, is designed to download Jpop torrents (OST and anime music included) to MP3 320kbps, FLAC lossless, or AAC 256kbps. It updates the latest resources on time and lets you search your desired music through single, album, and artist categories.
This free Jpop download site has showed you the step-by-step on how to download and extract zipped files. The password info is easy to see as well. However, people may have problem in downloading music at present, because the download link won’t appear as mentioned.
mp3jp-download.com is a popular jpop download websites, which contains the both currently hot music and classic music for people, including plenty of Japanese album and single music. Besides, people can look for the target music by using the search engine.
This site allows people to download Jpop to MP3, FLAC, and RAR format. However, those who are blocked by the websites are not able to make Japan music download directly.
Tokyo Toshokan (東京 図書館) is a brilliant Japanese music torrenting site. It has a straightforward appearance. All the latest versions are listed on the homepage, and music, drama, anime, hentai, manga, etc. are indexed.
This site is free to download Jpop torrents to MP3, FlAC, WAV and RAR. The only thing you should do is to installed BitTorrent, uTorrent, or other torrent clients on your computer. However, many people are forbidden to access to the site due to the regional or network restrictions. But don’t worry, there are some Tokyo Toshokan proxy & mirror sites that duplicates the same content of Tokyo Toshokan, such as Tokyo Tosho Mirror Site.
AudioSparx been around for over decade, and it has become one of the best Japanese music download sites. It's an industry-leading music library, offering high quality commercial music for videos, TVs, films, slide shows, DVDs, and so forth. Not just for Japan, AudioSparx served over 60 countries and regions, and archived them well for people to operate easily.
The disadvantage is that the price of Japanese music track is relatively expensive, and there will be interference during the audition process. Another issue is that it loads the content slowly, so that you need to wait patient for entering into the site.
When it comes to royalty free background instrumental downloads, Fesliyan Studios is supposed to occupy a place. It sorts music through genre, mood, use case, and instrument. Under Genre > World, click Japanese, and you will see all non-copyright Japanese songs. Then, you can also seek for wanted Japanese music by different categories via commercial, happy, funny, action, relaxing, and more. Once founded, you can directly download Jpop to MP3 for free.
If not for commercial purposes, you can download royalty free Japanese music without limits. Otherwise, you need to donate to use it. One have to admit is that the Japanese music it offered is less than other Jpop download sites.
Jp-Rock is a small Jrock/Jpop download site, almost at a glance. On the right side of the page, you can quickly know which albums have been archived every month since 2007, the most sought-after albums on this site, and some JP-Rock lyrics.
In addition to songs that keep pace with the times, Jp-Rock will also bring you back to the classic era. You can find a number of nostalgic golden songs and download 80s music albums free. However, due to the slow collection speed, it lacks of the newly published albums or music. Besides, although it offers a direct download link, it fails to get the music in most cases.
Nyaa.si is a BitTorrent website dedicated to providing tons of free Asian anime, manga, music, etc. It is a clean websites without ads. And it keeps on updating Japanese music every day, which allows you to reach a large number of music starting with 2008. Plus, you can list your page through size, date, seeder, leecher and completed downloads.
Besides grabbing the existing wonderful music, it also allows you to upload your own music.
Sukidesuost is a paradise for otaku to download anime OST with album art for free. Plus, it makes you access to countless J-Pop, K-Pop, VTuber, game music, and more resources easily with the simple interface, which allows you to download Japan music in high quality MP3, FLAC or Hi-res.
The problem is that although the content of this Japanese songs download site is rich, it may not be able to get music successfully. When you start to download, it will redirect to multiple pages, and finally nothing happens.
YouTube, Spotify, Vimeo, and Amazon.
These four websites are famous all around the world. They have deep cooperation with PayPal or major credit cards. When download Japan songs from them, you won’t obtain adware, spyware, worms, and Trojan horses.
There is very little music from Japan here.
Tokyo Toshokan and Nyaa.si.
The download speed is not fast.
JPop Singles, mp3jp-download.com, Jp-Rock, and Sukidesuost.
It’s slow to finish the download process and not safe enough.
Extended: top 10 classical Jpop albums:
|Sweet 19 Blues
|All the Best! 1999–2009
|Tsugi no Ashiato
YouTube almost has no shortcomings in downloading audio and video. The music resources inside are extremely rich. Moreover, many Japanese music sites like jpopasia.com and japanese-music.com (introduce Japanese traditional instrumental music, i.e. koto, shakuhachi, flute, taiko, etc.) are also embedded YouTube videos.
It's recommended to download free Japanese songs using a third-party video downloader.
Cisdem Video Converter is such a powerful application to batch download music from YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Bandcamp, SoundCloud, Facebook, and other 1000+ websites easily with the video URLs. Due to the batch-process feature, it also can download all music from playlists effortlessly at once.
Apart from music audio, it can also download music video and convert it to MP4, MKV, MOV, MP3, AAC, FLAC, iPhone, or any format. Plus, it is designed with an embedded media player to play the downloaded music or music video smoothly.
Its built-in audio adjuster allows you to change the quality, bitrate, sample rate, and channel of songs.
Standout features of the best Jpop download software:
Whether you are getting a single or album from Japanese music download sites or via video downloader software, you should always select a safe method. Although there are a couple of free Jpop music download websites accessible for the public, it is risky because your device may be attacked by the malmare virus.
If you don't want to pay too much while keeping safe, a 3rd-party program is definitely the best choice, which can download Japan music in batches safely, quickly and easily with ultimate quality.
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