Top Spots In Tokyo You Must Visit For The ‘Gram | CoolJapan

It’s become a common sight in our Instagram feeds to see photos of someone in their Japan travels. Every shot looks so picture perfect, you start to wonder how they do it and most importantly, where they took it. But fret not, we’ve listed down the top photography spots you can visit the next time you fly to Tokyo.


Sensoji Temple

In Asakusa, one of Tokyo’s oldest neighbourhoods, you’ll find the Sensoji Temple. Here, you’ll see authentic traditional Japanese architecture and quaint lantern-style lamps. You won’t only get to take a glimpse at Japan’s past but also get to learn more about their culture. 

Todoroki Ravine Park

You’d be surprised to discover that a city as busy and urbanised as Tokyo has this little pocket of nature within it. In Todoroki Ravine Park, you can be one with nature and bask in the midst of the untouched greenery. Shots taken here will surely bring in a breath of fresh air to your IG profile. It's truly one of the top photography spots in Tokyo that you shouldn't miss. 


Hie Jinja Shrine

You don’t really need to go all the way to Kyoto to have a photo underneath the iconic vermillion torii gates in the Fushimi Inari Shrine. If you’re visiting just Tokyo, you can still capture that magical effect in Hie Jinja Shrine. What’s better is that this shrine is smaller than the one in Kyoto, and therefore less crowded, so you can just snap away without worrying about random people getting caught in the frame.

Tokyo Plaza Omotesando

A silhouette of a girl in black is seen standing beneath a cave-like entrance mande up of geometric mirrors.

(Photo from: soangeventures)

This entrance to this shopping mall in Harajuku is a photography spot in Tokyo that's hard to miss. It's an expressway to a futuristic world of glamour that will serve all your fashion needs. With its geometric mirror architecture, you can have fun experimenting with interesting angles to share on your feed.


The Soho

Architectural shots of colourful neighbourhoods have become such a popular trend on Instagram. Luckily, in Tokyo, there’s a location that offers the uniformity and vibrancy of such places. But instead of being a residential area, it’s an office building — that’s right, The Soho in Odaiba is a collaborative workspace. All of its 13 floors are full of uniquely coloured doors, and the rainbow-like effect it has is a photography gem. 

Tokyo City View

Of course, travelling to Tokyo isn’t complete without seeing its picturesque skyline. Atop Roppongi Hills is an observation deck where you can bask in the wide expanse of the city. Here, you can capture that once in a lifetime shot, featuring the iconic red Tokyo Tower, and, if the skies permit, Mt. Fuji in the far back.

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