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Guitar chords/tabs for Japanese music

Shay
Feb 23 2007

Having trouble finding the guitar chords or tabs for some of your favorite Japanese songs? I know I did…until I found XXX SOUND, a Japanese guitar chord/tab site.

It’s been one of my favorite secrets until now, so I’ll share it if you don’t already know of it. XXX SOUND is a Japanese site that offers 100% free chord transcriptions as well as some tabulature. Most of the songs transcribed on the site are by Japanese artists but they also have Western artists’ works as well. The former has me most excited obviously.

It seems that XXX SOUND features pretty much any modern mainstream or fairly popular Japanese music act I can think of. It’s great. The site’s operators even take requests for new transcriptions. XXX SOUND ranks the most seeked-after artists each week. This week (Feb. 17-24) has ELLEGARDEN, Mr. Children, スピッツ (Spitz), RADWIMPS, and BUMP OF CHICKEN at the top of the charts.

I usually am most interested in actual tabs or sheet music but since stumbling on to XXX SOUND, I have discovered the benefits of chord listings. Even if a song doesn’t use actual chord progression, this denotation allows the guitarist (you) to best perfom the song solo. It makes things sound more complete. Plus, if you’re like me and all you have is an acoustic guitar handy (I have electrics, just not with me), you can see the obvious benefit.

XXX SOUND has already helped me learn to play songs by Quruli, ACIDMAN, and most of all RADWIMPS. I hope to play more tracks by others artists soon too. So go ahead, check the site out, learn some chords, and let’s jam!

XXX SOUND link

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112 Comments

  • Ben

    7 years ago (#)

    Wow. Thanks so much shay. I’ve been searching around for j-tabs/chords and other music too. I usually go to mysongbook.com (or guitaryou.com – which i’m not too sure what they’re doing over there). Though I prefer guitarpro formats, but still, this site is cool. Thanks dude.

  • Shay

    7 years ago (#)

    I’m glad I can help. I’m sure you’ll find some good stuff to play. ^_^ you’re very welcome.

  • ellenet

    7 years ago (#)

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  • KiRei Boi

    7 years ago (#)

    Cool…Now I Can Enjoy Playing Ellegarden Songs With Ease…ThankS

  • Katepetch

    7 years ago (#)

    Shiki chords

  • emptydb

    7 years ago (#)

    need help with bump of chicken lyrics and chords most specially sharin no uta and ginga tetsuduo, pls.
    e-mail me: emptydb@lycos.com or just visit me account on http://emptydb.imeem.com Thank You very much!!!

  • yuu

    7 years ago (#)

    i need help with Bump of Chicken tablature specially Planetarium…
    e-mail me pls…
    yuto_t69@yahoo.com

    tq..tq..tq..tq

  • websephiroth

    7 years ago (#)

    Does anybody know where I can get tabs on some of Dacco’s songs? Please help me!!!!

  • Jermaine

    7 years ago (#)

    uhm,, who knows “kaze no uta” by YuU?

    its the themesong for “windy tales’

    do you have chords for it?

    tnx for those who reply to this..

  • Gbound

    7 years ago (#)

    doees anyone knows “shirushi” guitar tabs from mr.children???

  • Shay

    7 years ago (#)

    Hey Gbound! The chords for “Shirushi” are here: http://www.xxxsound.jp/main/song.2065.html

  • Maxum

    7 years ago (#)

    Can you help me??? I am looking for ellegarden”monster” guitar pro tablature… pliz pliz

  • Maxum

    7 years ago (#)

    does anyone knows “monster” guitar pro tabs from ellegarden???

  • Shay

    7 years ago (#)

    Hi Maxum, I don’t know of any Guitar Pro tabs for “Monster”. Sorry man. But XXXSound has some tabs and chords for “Monster”

  • Mercurius

    7 years ago (#)

    Thank you! I’ve been looking for a site like this for a long time.

  • sage

    7 years ago (#)

    hi.. may i know how to get the chords or tabs from the web? it’s all in japanese..

  • Ayuri

    7 years ago (#)

    Does anyone know the chords for “Yume no kakera” from Ayaka?? Please tell me cause I really need it!

    Thanks!!! :D!!

  • kenny

    7 years ago (#)

    freak out~~this site is really fantastic~~

  • lenscape

    7 years ago (#)

    thx a lot!! this is really helpful

  • Kaoru

    7 years ago (#)

    I’m not really sure how you’re supposed to read these chords or whatever, anyone mind telling me?

  • sewerside

    7 years ago (#)

    hey, is there anymore website with guitar tabs for japanese indie bands? i’m looking for sparta locals, fuji fabric, acidman and 9mm parabellum bullet. pls help me out.. and email me too

  • min

    6 years ago (#)

    hey is there like korean music tabs?
    xxxmusic.jp is great
    but im looking up musics/tabs such as
    m.c. the max
    buzz
    dbsk
    se7en
    f.t. island
    etc
    thanks

  • martxiii

    6 years ago (#)

    Hi! Does anyone knows “suteki na shiawase” from the stand up (ending theme of kyou kara maou)……. I need help!!!!!!!!!

  • justme

    6 years ago (#)

    Hiya! I dont really know how to read japanese so If anyone knows if they have tokyo jihen and shiina ringo tabs on XXX Sound and can locate them plz hit me with a link!!

  • Shay

    6 years ago (#)

    Hi and thanks for asking. Here is Shiina Ringo and Tokyo Jihen. The tites/lyrics are in Japanese but hopefully you can figure it out. Good luck ^-^

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  • Eric

    6 years ago (#)

    Hey I’m trying to learn the introduction to Acidman but I can’t find a tab for the arpegios anywhere… can anyone put up a link for them?

  • Crimson

    6 years ago (#)

    hey broham awsome site but i cant seem to find the artist “TOKYO JIHEN” can i get a lil help there shay?

  • Crimson

    6 years ago (#)

    lol my bad i didn’t notice u had already posted that thanx again

  • Shay

    6 years ago (#)

    Hey & no prob. Good luck rocking out with some Tokyo Jihen :)

  • Camilaxus

    6 years ago (#)

    Thanks! I was looking for Mr.Children chords *-*!

  • Shay

    6 years ago (#)

    no problem, there’s sooo many Mr. Children songs on there :)

  • Atticus

    6 years ago (#)

    That’s no band which i want. The band i listened to is Round Table and Under 17. Round Table comes from the opening song of ‘Chobits’ and Under 17 comes from the opening song of ‘Dears’. Can any1 help me pls

  • ClerÃœ

    6 years ago (#)

    i need the chords for “i wanna go to a place” by rie fu pls!!!!! im begging ya’ll…

  • cass

    6 years ago (#)

    can any body tell me where to get guitar tabs for korean songs????thanks…
    jz email me the websites,k…..
    heartless_heart@yahoo.com

  • Kurinaai

    6 years ago (#)

    Hey, i’m looking for Rie Fu’s ‘I Wanna Go To A Place’ guitar chords/tabs too, can anyone pls link a URL for it or email it to me if you have it or know where to find it…

  • Renndw

    6 years ago (#)

    hello friends out there..
    is there any one has the chords for Only Human, the OST of 1 Litre of Tears
    would you mind letting know where i could find it???
    reply me back at renndw@yahoo.co.uk

  • Vinhy Van Le

    6 years ago (#)

    Dear Friends,

    I was wondering other than chords, is there tabs that shows how to play songs like TSUBOMI by KObukuro?

    VINH – Appreciate it :)

  • aerith

    6 years ago (#)

    where can i find the guitar tabs for the song Why by Ayaka that was featured in Final Fantasy Crisis Core?

    Thanks

  • EJ

    6 years ago (#)

    …aww i they dont have BBB songs….o well time to request!

  • meliza

    6 years ago (#)

    WOW thank you for sharing this wonderful secret page! I’ve been looking for chords to some japanese songs FOREVER and can NOT find them on english pages! but here they all are! thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • Se7Gee

    6 years ago (#)

    hey… who can give me chords for korean song like
    dbsk
    se7en
    f.t. island
    thx.. Se7Gee@yahoo.com

  • gretta89

    6 years ago (#)

    Dear,

    This might be stupid, but i just cant read kanji. Even if i could read them i still dont understand what was written there. Do you guys know if there an option for English so that i could a bit more understand where should i go to find the chords. ^^

    Ah ya… i am searching for Only Human and 9 march OST 1 litre of tears.
    If anyone knows it or the link where i could find them, please email me : sendto_gretta@hotmail.com

    Thanks before!!

    Gretta

  • sangprabo

    6 years ago (#)

    Thanks!

  • max devil

    6 years ago (#)

    i’m finding the guitar chord or tab for the theme song from ‘operation love’.
    do u think u can help me?

  • khai

    6 years ago (#)

    sum1 can giv me a guitar or piano tabs for only human “K”?
    I wanna play it so badly..huhuhu…
    pls send to my email

    intericad_delon@yahoo.com
    Thanks a lot.. ^^

  • sphincterscum

    6 years ago (#)

    Holy sh*t batman! I was scouring the web for Shiina Ringo tabs. Then I found this post!! Thanks for sharing Shay! I finally found notations for ‘Yattsuke Shigoto’!! Woohooo!

    Oh, a small tip for those with translation issues. Use Yahoo’s “Babel Fish”. Google it! Awesome website! Thanks again!

    Peace!

  • Se7Gee

    6 years ago (#)

    Thank You so much! if u have korean guitar chord dont forget to give me >< Se7Gee@yahoo.com

  • naseernzr

    6 years ago (#)

    dear sir
    i am naseer nazeer
    i want learn guitar
    please sena me lossen

  • chiyo

    6 years ago (#)

    hey, i can’t find berryz koubou or another H!P song..

  • val

    6 years ago (#)

    thank you very much shay! you helped a lot! your a good mate for posting this info…… but 1 tiny itsy bitsy problem: I CAN’T READ JAPANESE!!!!!!!!! :’-C if there’s another way to read that thing please tell me I’m desperate! i’m an English-only-person. i found this awesome Japanese song and i really wanna play it like:

    I—————————————-this much———————————————I

    thanks mate!

  • val

    6 years ago (#)

    never mind shay! i figured out how to read them thanks to youtube.com ;-)

  • lethiferousLight

    6 years ago (#)

    plssss i need tabs for folk japanese music, specially for the song sakura

  • lethiferousLight

    6 years ago (#)
  • Jsung Cho

    6 years ago (#)

    MC the max -Returns guitar tabs

  • aibie

    6 years ago (#)

    need some help for i wanna go to a place, rie fu, please give me it’s chords… onegaishimasu…

    arigatou ne…

  • Danny

    6 years ago (#)

    Hey I am looking for tabs/chords for Korean songs too
    Maybe the one for “Love me after 12 AM” by m-flo and Alex
    Please reply or email me
    Onetymkrndanny@yahoo.com

    Thanks

  • Mark

    6 years ago (#)

    hey, great site, has lots of bands i really like. unfortunately, i was hoping to learnヒキコモリロリン  by the Radwimps or 惑星 by Asian Kung-Fu Generation, as well as アフターダーク。any help would be appreciated, if any of those tabs are found, please e-mail to deadsetonliving@hotmail.com
    thanks!

  • aritonang

    6 years ago (#)

    i’m looking for “yumekui” chords by otsuka ai..
    i really need the chords..
    please e-mail me..
    rie_sagara@yahoo.com

    thank you

  • Hinata-senpai

    6 years ago (#)

    Ohayo Gosaimasu!
    I need help, i realy want to play “Ayaka-Why” tshis is song from FF Crisis Core i i can’t find it anywhere. I can read kana and some Kanji, but this wasn’t help me :’(
    Please write to me: nana@wmc.com.pl

  • koko

    6 years ago (#)

    mayday… mayday…
    urgent need kaze ni yureru tomorrow by tube. chord and lyric, somebody help me!!! please e-mail me at
    kokovlopez@yahoo.com

  • Shosai

    6 years ago (#)

    Anybody can help me with those language T_T ! I can read it at all x_x
    I Looking for Jyukai and Round Table Guitar tabs anyone help me (^_^)
    Please E-mailo me at
    shosai_nihon@yahoo.com
    Thank’s !

  • ronsterman

    6 years ago (#)

    hmmm i cant read japanese…does xxxsound.com have tabs for “why” by ayaka themesong of FF7CC…can u send me the link at rovinramos2003@yahoo.com
    help will surely be appreciated!!

  • William T

    6 years ago (#)

    Looking for Grapevine tabs and cant read Kanji plz help if you can.

    email me! Blazekid@yahoo.com

  • William T

    6 years ago (#)

    the email is Blazekid27@yahoo.com

  • andrew

    6 years ago (#)

    can anyone please tell me if they find a site with korean guitar tabs as well i really want them
    gamepro_0@yahoo.com

  • Lu

    6 years ago (#)

    kinda looking for Taisetsu Na Mono by Road Of Major.
    couldn’t find them at XXX SOUND.
    If anyone do know where i can get.
    please reply. Thx

  • chrizzz

    5 years ago (#)

    would you help me please?
    i need the chord from FLOW – ryuusai.
    i’m from indonesia, and i’m kind of “japanese music freak’.
    btw, thanks for helping me out.

  • windstar

    5 years ago (#)

    Thanks for the link. It was the first entry in Google when I searched fujifabric guitar tabs. Sharing the links on the forums too btw.

  • Shay

    5 years ago (#)

    Hi windstar!! I’m happy to know Google led you to the right place ;) Thanks for sharing the links on the forums and I’ll stop by soon ^^

  • blackcha0s

    5 years ago (#)

    Hey can someone get me the tabs for “why” by Ayaka, of or if you can just get me tabs for the solo?

  • Desuuuu

    5 years ago (#)

    Hi, I was wonder if any of you know what has happened to the site?

    It’s been down for a while now…

  • HangyakuNoZero

    5 years ago (#)

    Looking for Grapevine-Wants tab and cant read Kanji please help me if you can.
    E-mail me jc_zero@hotmail.com I´m from El Salvador

  • anggy

    5 years ago (#)

    how study of japan music?
    Iam form INA

  • amuk

    5 years ago (#)

    does anyone have chord for Only Human by K???please email me @ bandiamuk85@yahoo.com thanx..

  • Pixel

    5 years ago (#)

    Does anyone have Depapepe’s start Chord?Please send it to
    henry_wing@hotmail.com

  • Kaos92

    5 years ago (#)

    does anyone have the chords for
    Aoi Omoi by ACID?

    K40s.92@gmail.com

  • heyhey

    5 years ago (#)

    it doesnt seem to workk for me…….???
    anyone knwow hyyY???

  • Guitartistek

    5 years ago (#)

    I discovered this site a month ago, I came back on it yesterday and The site don’t work anymore !!! I’m very disapointed, I had found Chords I couldn’t anywhere else …
    Is somebody can help me ? suggest me another site or help me to make it work

    my mail is guitartistek@hotmail.fr

    Thank to those who will reply !!! ^^

  • Oran9eLupH9uiTar

    5 years ago (#)

    I’m looking for chords of kokia-shiroi yuki and i catch a cold..

    plis if u know reply this comment..

    thx~
    o.0
    This my mail,,
    cry_zy92@yahoo.com

  • surockz19

    5 years ago (#)

    Hey! Does anyone have guitar tabs/chords of the songs of the band, ACID? Some of their songs are featured in the anime series, Tokyo Majin. If you do, please kindly send them to in this email: katsuke_19@ymail.com

    Thank you!

  • ponyong

    5 years ago (#)

    bro can i request the ending themes of 1 litre of tears??
    i cant find it T_T

    only human by K..

    plz send me the tabs..sucket_13@yahoo.com tnxs advance

  • apriza chun hyang

    5 years ago (#)

    Hay. .i’m apriza. .
    sya mau dnk chord guitarny dr ost 1 littre of tears. .mgkn ad yg tw. .
    kirim aj y k
    apriza_hapsari@yahoo.com

  • KAMIKAZEFIREHAND

    5 years ago (#)

    CACAT GIMANA SIH NEMUIN TAB BEMANI(DRUMMANIA,DLL.)

    WHERE TO FIND BEMANI GUITAR TABSSSSSSSSSSS

  • nicedream

    5 years ago (#)

    can I have only human by K too and Konayuki! thank you very much!!!

  • Chintya

    5 years ago (#)

    hey there .. i hope someone whom read this would to help me finding sites to get japanese song chords .. hmm .. what about in this web site? can i get it ?

  • Bubbbaa

    5 years ago (#)

    Hii, I was wondering if anyone found the tab/chord sheet to “Only Human” by K
    I’ve been looking all over for it and can’t find it. Please help me find it and send to my email. THANKS ALOT for your help =D
    bal_l_oon@hotmail.com

  • Edward_yuu

    5 years ago (#)

    Hallo every0ne., c4n u give me “My Brand New Way” guitar chord… The song by koike teppei

  • recluse sir

    5 years ago (#)

    can you please send guitar tab for cloudy noon by yamashita kousuke.its one of the ost for hana yori dango.thanks ojyodarkknight@yahoo.com

  • X_yeow

    5 years ago (#)

    can you send guitar tab ‘only human’ by ‘K’ for me. thanks a lot…

  • X_yeow

    5 years ago (#)

    my E-mail address
    malicesephiroth@hotmail.com

  • LarryXA

    5 years ago (#)

    Thx, this has definitely made my day!

    _______________________
    wtf

  • RobH

    5 years ago (#)

    G’day all!
    Am a bit of an net luddite when it comes to other language sites, hope someone can help me out?
    Looking for the chords for Shishikababu by Yuzu, figured most of em out but just too fast for this ol feller!
    Went to XXX and entered song name and atrist name alternately into what looked like the search box but was sent to a shopping site both times.
    Getting lost in there with the japanese text, probably is some way to translate?
    Couldn’t follow the request form either! doh!
    Thanks Rob.

  • mel

    5 years ago (#)

    i know it’s goofy, but if anyone knows where to find tabs/chords for the W-inds song- Hanamuke, that would be great. I just love the sound of it (^_^)

  • anderson

    4 years ago (#)

    oh man this site is very good
    i was lookig for a song in several sites of this kind but there i got the gackt love letter song transcription good choice tanks a lot man and dont let us know about more intereting secrets sites ok? see ya

  • KAMINO BURUSAKI

    4 years ago (#)

    HI I INVITE YOU GO ON YOUTUBE TO SEE LONLONJP’S CHANNEL HE IS AWESOME ,HIS INTERPRETATION OF TSUBOMI (KOBUKURO)IS SWEET AND DELICIOUS-> ALL OF HIS TAB ON “GAMETABS”WEBSITE

  • Jhouji

    4 years ago (#)

    Help! does anyone know any guitar tabs for AOI HANA by COLOR BOTTLE.?

  • Mikuze

    3 years ago (#)

    thanks a lot for this man… really appreciate it though >.< \m/ !

  • Mikuze

    3 years ago (#)

    @ponyong : hey, have you tried “9th march of remioromen”?

  • Neet

    3 years ago (#)

    hi, has a website to recommend for chords http://sorauta.my.land.to/score.html, small collection but covers anime songs :D

  • Ken Stevens

    3 years ago (#)

    I live in the US and I can not access the websites listed for Japan guitar cords. I am looking for six string guitar cords for Rokudan no Shirabe or other Japan folk music. Please email me the chords kfstevens2370@yahoo.com
    Thanks ahead of time!

  • yuuji shimokawa

    3 years ago (#)

    hey shay could you help me find “Single Again by mariya takeuchi”,… i dont if its takeuchi mariya ‘coz in youtube its shows the same..

  • yuuji shimokawa

    3 years ago (#)

    pls e-mail me at yuujishimokawa@yahoo.com thanks,….. :D

  • HaJinn-AnoRu

    3 years ago (#)

    Hmm… I keep trying to access the website but it’s not letting me. :( Is there a specific browser that allows it to work? I’ve tried FireFox, and GoogleChrome, and I’m about to try InternetExplorer. If anyone has any cool tips I could use to access the site (like url tricks and the like) I’d greatly appreciate it!!! :D

  • John

    3 years ago (#)

    I found your post and this site a while back. But now it’s just a white page. Did it move? Did the site get taken down for some reason? Is there anywhere else that will have all these ellegarden chords? Thanks.

  • Maikeru

    3 years ago (#)

    Hi :D

    i did try to enter the site but it do say Eror 404: The requested URL /main/index.php was not found on this server.

    any1 know if the site have been move? if so, can u pls tell me where :)

    do u guys have any other site where i can get Japanese tabs/chords pls :)

  • zeta

    3 years ago (#)

    Hi,
    Can you please send me guitar tabs of cloudy noon by yamashita kousuke.. it is one of the ost for hana yori dango.Thanks!
    Zeta

  • kaido

    2 years ago (#)

    hey, i know this is from 2007(when japanese stuff were soo popular) but i still love japanese stuff, and ive been looking everywhere for guitar tabs for japanese songs i know.. and this link doesnt work anymore T.T which is depressing. Can someone help? if anyone is here anymore… v.v

  • Joyce

    2 years ago (#)

    XXX sound is no longer working…? T____T need tab for Aoi Hana

  • Solène

    1 year ago (#)

    can you please send guitar tab for cloudy noon by yamashita kousuke of hana yori dango?? solne.riob@yahoo.fr

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    4 months ago (#)

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