10 Most Instagrammable Spots in Tokyo

Filled with ancient traditions and contemporary style, the Japanese capital is an eclectic fusion of old and new, and one of the most photogenic cities in the world. The natural beauty seen in traditional Japanese gardens and the bountiful, bright pink cherry blossoms is contrasted by the bustling city and bright neon lights. If you are looking to up your social media game, make sure to check out some of Tokyo’s most Instagrammable sites on your next visit.

Shibuya Scramble

Don’t let the crowds overwhelm you, Shibuya Scramble crossing is one of the busiest intersections in the world. As the traffic stops, the pedestrian “scramble” commences as busy walkers cross from all directions. It is an experience both to walk through the crossing, but also to observe from a distance as you watch the commotion of thousands of pedestrians.Regardless of your vantage point, you will definitely need to take some pictures and a few stories at the Scramble Crossing.

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Mount Fuji

One of the quintessential landmarks of Japan, Mount Fuji is hard to miss. The iconic cone-shaped peak is unmistakable and noteworthy. While you can see Mount Fuji from many places in Tokyo, capturing a photo of the mountain (actual volcano) top is certainly worth adding to your social media to impress your followers. You can see Mount Fuji from Tokyo, but why not get up close and personal by joining a Mount Fuji tour. Exploring the area near Five Lake Region is sure to lead to some stunningly beautiful photos for your feed.

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Street Style

From Harajuku to Shibuya and everywhere in between, the street style from Tokyo hipsters and trendsetters is like nothing you’ve seen. Japanese street style is extremely avant-garde and influential. If you see something on the street you like, chances are you can buy it in one of the stores. The local Tokyo department stores and malls are dedicated to recreating the styles and selling it to both locals and tourists. Find your style and Instagram inspo with influences from the stylish streets of Tokyo!

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Meiji Shrine

In the Shibuya district, you will find this Shinto shrine which is dedicated to the spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken. Meiji Shrine is also surrounded by forest, making the experience quite serene and peaceful. It is a nice escape from the fast-paced city to calmness and tranquility. You can wander down the tree-lined paths and depending on the season, there may be irises blooming (usually in the spring) - making this shrine very picturesque, and extra Instagrammable.

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Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku

This shopping center is quickly becoming one of the most popular places for photography in Tokyo. The entrance to the mall is surrounded by angular mirrors facing a variety of directions creating a dramatic effect, one also perfect for snapping the perfect selfie. Make sure you ride the escalator to really admire the mirror-paneled walls. Whether you are coming to shop, or just to admire the building, a stop at Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku is definitely worth it!

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Cherry Blossoms

If you follow the cherry blossom forecast and arrive in time for the blooming season, you will not be disappointed. Like pink puffs of popcorn, the cherry blossoms fill up the trees and sometimes don’t even look real. You can view the blossoms from all over the city, in places like Yoyogi Park, Meguro River, Ueno Park and Koganei Park. Regardless of where you see them, you won’t be able to stop taking photos of these pink blossoms. Definitely insta-worthy. 

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Sensō-Ji Temple

Found in Asakusa, this ancient Buddhist temple is not only one of the oldest in town, but one of the most significant. This temple is bright, colorful and one of the most photographed sites around the world. Once you visit this impressive pagoda structure you will understand why it is so popular and want to add it your  feed. Be sure to notice all the details up-close and the stunning architecture found at the temple.

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Asakusa Old Street

If you are near the Senso-Ji Temple, get a glimpse into history as you explore the nearby old street in Asakusa. Here you will see pieces of the past from rickshaws to street vendors and frequent street fairs. Here you can feel the vibe of old Edo and will certainly capture some stunning shots of the street both during the day and in the evening.

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Matcha

There is no denying that this bright green drink has become very popular with Instagrammers! Matcha not only looks great but also tastes delicious and is extremely good for you! Matcha is made from the powder of green tea leaves, and is deeply embedded in Japanese culture and tea ceremonies. While visiting, you will find endless matcha dessert cafes and some of the best matcha lattes of your life! 

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Shinjuku Gyoen

A beautiful park that spans the area between Shinjuku and Shibuya, Shinjuku Gyoen is one of Tokyo's most photogenic green spaces. Once a private residence it's now become a public park, tucked away amid the nearby busy streets. It's a great place to sneak away for some peace and quiet, and when in bloom you can also find cherry blossoms here. Regardless of the season, the view is impressive and will make you want to start taking photos while enjoying the surroundings.

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