In this digital era, the majority of us regardless of our age, background and etc are active on Instagram. Due to this fact, it’s important to find the best spots to take photos and share them on Instagram.
Planning to travel to Tokyo soon? Both man-made and natural, new and traditional, these are Tokyo’s most Instagrammable spots, specially compiled by Tripfez team. Get ready your selfie pose!
- If you’re looking for an Instagrammable historical location in Tokyo, Asakusa is one of the oldest parts of Tokyo. There’s a lot of cultural fun here. Want to experience the Japanese culture?
- Rent a kimono and wander on foot or ride a rickshaw and explore Senso-Ji Temple through the cobblestone streets and alley.
- You’d get to see how Senbei snacks are made before your eyes on Nakamise Dori as you saunter through temple gardens and snap away at traditional Japanese charm.
Tripfez’s Tip: You can explore Asakusa area by walking but if you extra money to spend, taking their rickshaw guided tour is not a bad idea either. You can go to Asakusa via Ginza subway line
Opening Hours: Depending on which attractions you want to go to.
2. Hie Shrine
- Hie Shrine is a Shinto shrine in the Nagatachō, Chiyoda district in downtown Tokyo. It is one of the best spots in Tokyo to get a photograph of red torii gates without having to visit Kyoto.
- Climb the stairs to the top and explore the shrine grounds til your heart’s content. You’ll find more picturesque spots and traditional shrine architecture at the top, too!
Tripfez’s Tip: Take the train to Akasaka Station, Exit 2
Opening Hours: Apr-Sept (5:00-18:00) , Oct-Mar (6:00-17:00)
Address: 2 Chome-10-5 Nagatacho, Chiyoda, Tokyo
Harajuku is famously known as the ‘playful city’ and you will find out why as you explore their cafes, shopping, and colourful (yes, you read it right) food. Stroll down the popular Takeshita Dori where they have major chains such as The Body Shop, McDonald’s, and 7-Eleven, but most of the businesses are small independent shops that carry an array of styles. So, get ready your pose as there are lots of Instagrammable photo op everywhere in Harajuku, Tokyo!
Tripfez’s Tip: Nearest Metro is Harajuku Station via JR Yamanote Line.
Opening Hours: Varies, some area can be visited up until 23:00 hours.
4. Meiji Shrine
Meiji Shrine is a historical shrine is dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his empress wive. Exploring the grounds will yield you many iconic photographs of a traditional Shinto shrine and its rituals.
From the shrine courtyard to the wooden torii gate entrance to the cleansing fountain or even the wooden blocks where you write your prayer wishes and hang them to be answered by the gods.
Tripfez’s Tip: There is no entrance fee for Meiji Shrine. You can join a free walking tour of Meiji Shrine and Harajuku.
Opening Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Address: 1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya City, Tokyo 151-8557, Japan
5. Shibuya Crossing- Shibuya Station
Shibuya is best for its youth and shopping. It also has the biggest street crossing in the world- Shibuya Crossing (aka the Shibuya Scramble) which is famous as one of the top Instagrammable spot in Tokyo! You can get a photograph from Shibuya station on an observation deck. The angle is a little distant but you’ll catch a wide perspective of the crossing and the buildings around it.
Tripfez’s Tip: Nearest Metro is Shibuya Station, Hachiko Exit
6. Mount Fuji
A trip to Tokyo would not be complete without a day trip to the famous Mount Fuji. It is an active volcano standing 100 kilometres southwest of Tokyo and an iconic image of Japanese art. You can hike the mountain and at night, you’ll see the lights of hikers who are still hiking.
Tripfez’s Tip: Make sure to bring warm clothes as things get chilly up there.
7. Todoroki Valley
The Todoroki Ravine Park southwest of central Tokyo is a rare pocket of unspoiled nature and makes for beautiful Instagram shots.
Address: Todoroki Keikoku Park, 1 Chome-22 Todoroki, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo-to 158-0082
8. Meguro River
Meguro River is one of the best places to capture beautiful photography in Tokyo, particularly in spring when the cherry blossoms lining the banks are in full bloom. Even if you’re not into photography, you can still stroll along this river just to admire the scenery, take a walk or grab a bite to eat.
Tripfez’s Tip: It’s located in Nakameguro area near Shibuya!
Akihabara has gained recognition as the centre of Japan’s otaku (diehard fan) culture, and many shops and establishments devoted to anime and manga are now dispersed among the electronic stores in the district. That being said, tech lovers and manga otaku will love Akihabara, Tokyo for its bright neon signs, eye-catching billboards and just perfect scenery or setting for an Instagrammable shot! 😀
Address: Akihabara, Taito, Tokyo 110-0006
10. Torii gate
On the way back to Harajuku Station, you will most likely to cross over Yoyogi Park bridge to arrive at the giant torii gate entrance! We highly advise if you want to photograph yourself with the gate without people in the background avoid the weekends.
Tripfez’s Tip: Nearest Metro is Harajuku Station
Woots there you go, the top 10 spots that are Insta-worthy <3 So, it’s time to add in Tokyo to your dream-cation list. With the Tokyo Olympic 2020 coming, we bet there will be much more interesting spots to discover there!