Top Instagrammable Spots in Tokyo

When we travel, we always shoot photos of places that we visit, foods that we eat and people that we meet. You also want to shoot some fantastic and eye catching pictures for your Instagram gallery right? Here we have a list of the most Instagrammable spots in Tokyo!

1. Tokyu Plaza

The entryway of Tokyu Plaza Harajuku is insane! It’s a kaleidoscope of mirrors that all face different directions to create a unique puzzle of reflections. Go to the top of the escalator to play with light and reflection for incredible and unique images.

 

 

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2. Sake Barrels (at Meiji Jingu)

Although the towering gates of Meiji Jingu make a great shot as well, the top Instagrammable spot is the sake barrels lining the walkway. Every year, the barrels are donated by sake brewers from all over Japan and offered to the shrine deities at Meiji Jingu. This “barrel wall” is the perfect background for insta-photos.

 

 

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3. Graffiti in Harajuku

The area known as Ura-Harajuku is full of street art and photogenic spots; it’s perfect for an amazing Instagram feed of colorful walls and funny graffitis that’s perfectly mixed with the pop culture of Harajuku!

 

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4. Shibuya Crossing

The world’s busiest crosswalk in the world is one of the most Instagrammable places in Tokyo. Shibuya scramble crossing has literally thousands of people walking across every two minutes and crossing it yourself for the first time is certainly one of the must things to do in Tokyo. The best spot to take photos? You’ll be sure to get insta-worthy photos at Starbucks, the connection tunnel between JR Station and Mark City Department Store, and the new observatory at Shibuya 109 Man.

 

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5. Omoide Yokocho

The whole area around Shinjuku station is worth a stop if you’re looking for great Instagram photos but you absolutely cannot miss this small little street also known as “memory lane” or “piss alley”. The narrow street is busy with standing bars and yakitori joints and each season, the set-up changes and gives the narrow smokey alley even more charm.

 

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6. Gotokuji Temple

A little far away from the main sightseeing spots, the Maneki Neko temple is the perfect destination for your Instagram gallery! Thousands of beckoning cat statues can be found in the precinct of this temple and this “sea of white and red” is the perfect Instagrammable spot to up your Japan trip gallery.

 

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7. TeamLab Museum

The breathtaking TeamLab Digital Art Museum in Odaiba is filled with endless Instagrammable spots. The 10,000sqm space showcases a good 50 artworks, all of which you can interact with. One of the prettiest rooms to take photos is in “’Wander through the Crystal World’, where you’ll be among thousands of dazzling LED lights synchronized to assimilate elements of nature such as rivers and waves. There’s also “The Forest of Resonating Lamps” where you can shoot your Rapunzel-inspired photo!

 

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8. The Soho

The thirteen floors of this open concept office space in Odaiba resembles a dollhouse or modern abstract art. The many colorful exterior doorways make it an Instagram hot spot, especially when it’s lit up at night. Unfortunately, you have to be lucky to find the door for the stairs to go inside, but make it a challenge for your Instagram feed!

 

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9. Sensoji Temple

Sensoji, built in the year 645, is Tokyo’s oldest temple and it’s one of Tokyo’s largest, most popular and most vibrant temples. It’s luckily also full of great Instagram photo spots. First, you’ll meet a large gate that’s super Instagrammable called the Kaminarimon (thunder gate) and its huge lantern. Then, the path to Sensoji is a 200 meter long street of shops known as Nakamise that’s another spot for great and unique photos; it’s also great at night when the shops are closed but lit up. Past Nakamise lies the main hall of the temple, a 5-storied pagoda, Asakusa Shrine and a nice garden, all great spots or photos!

 

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10. Hie Jinja

If you can’t make it to Kyoto but want that iconic shot with an endless trail of bright red shrines, Hie Jinjya Shrine is the place for you! Torii gates are aligned along the stairs so you can have fun looking for the best angle for your photo! Ascending or descending?

 

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We regret that all of our tours are currently suspended for July 2020. See you soon!

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