Top 10 Japanese Autumn Songs

Hi there. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to introduce Japanese Autumn songs this time. J-pop, enka, and some kids songs. Actually there is a bunch of songs for Autumn. Here we go.


Top 10 Japanese Autumn Songs

Miagetegoran Yoru no Hoshiwo (見あげてごらん夜の星を) by Kyu Sakamoto

Year Released: 1963

A classy song by the Sukiyaki singer.

Cosmos (秋桜) by Momoe Yamaguchi

Year Released: 1977

An idol singer from the late 70’s who had a shocking early retirement in 1980.

Iihi Tabidachi (いい日旅立ち) by Momoe Yamaguchi

Year Released: 1978

Another song of her. It is still used on a TV commercial of a travel company.

Sayonara (さよなら)by Of Course

Year Released: 1979

One of popular folk bands in the 70’s.

Koibitoyo (恋人よ) by Mayumi Itsuwa

Year Released: 1980

Sort of enka? An Autumn broken-heart song.

Koyoi no Tsuki no youni (今宵の月のように) by Elephant Kashimashi

Year Released: 1997

Tuski (moon) seems to represents Autumn.

Kaede (楓) by Spitz

Year Released: 1998

A popular soft rock band from the 90’s.

Tuki no Shizuku (月のしずく) by RUI

Year Released: 2003

It was a theme song of a film that this actress stared. Turned a big hit.

Mikazuki (三日月) by Ayaka

Year Released: 2006

It’s rather new compared to others but definitely one of the most popular Autumn songs of all already.

Kids Songs

Momiji (紅葉)

Chiisai Aki (小さい秋)

Aka Tombo (赤とんぼ)

Donguri Korokoro (どんぐりころころ)

Takibi (たき火)


How do you find it? What’s your favorite Autumn song? Why don’t you share with us in the comment?

See you around!

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