Do you enjoy filling your Instagram feed with stunning travel photos? Where can you find the best places to capture historic or modern culture, or to make your photos stand out? Consider our recommendations for the coolest places in Tokyo to practice your photography.
Tokyo has many iconic sights and is a photographer’s best city worldwide.
1. Shibuya Scramble Crossing
The Shibuya Scramble Crossing is the most notable place to visit “Megalopolis Tokyo,” which is surrounded by neon lights, with thousands of people passing the junction. There are several great spots to photograph this world’s most famous crossing in Shibuya area.
2. Asakusa Sensoji
What’s the first thing you could imagine when you think of Japan? The Temple of Asakusa Sensoji, with its huge red lanterns of historic temples and pagodas, is the site of “Authentic Japan” in Tokyo.
Asakusa is a location where people go on a tour or film for a commercial client.
3. Tokyo Skytree
Since it was opened in 2012, Tokyo Skytree is the newest landmark in Tokyo. The Tower looks from a distance brilliant, as do the views of its 350 m and 450 m observatories that are obviously some of the highest in the world.
4. Shinjuku Kabukicho and Omoide Yokocho
This is the best place if you’re looking for a photograph at night. The neighborhood is called the place that never sleeps and becomes lighter and more lively as the night deepens.
Omoide Yokocho (思い出横丁), is a narrow street that lines up numbers of small Izakaya. In this retro and smoky alley, where photographers from all around the world are also attracted, visitors can experience authentic Japanese-style drink cultures.
5. Metropolitan Government Building
Tokyo has many skyscrapers, and Shinjuku in particular is the great area for amazing skyscrapers. Government Metropolis building is one of Tokyo’s best-designed buildings, and also has “FREE” observatories from the 45th floor to view the city (202 m high).
6. Harajuku Tokyu Plaza & Takeshita-dori Street
The Kawaii Mecca, Harajuku has a range of photogenic places like fashionable cafes, candy stores and shops. The Tokyu Plaza’s fashion building, designed as a kaleidoscope, is where most of the instagrammers cannot simply overlook it.
Takeshita-dori Street, Harajuku, Tokyo
Tokyo’s most established center of street fashion. While other areas rival it in terms of hip, Harajuku still reigns when it comes to streetwise and cutting edge.
7. Tokyo Tower
It is likely that for several decades, the Tokyo Tower has been the best landmark in town and will always be. This 59 year-old tower is still standing and is favored by many of us, even after the new Tokyo Skytree icon opened.
Please keep in mind that the white tree illuminations are only available during the Christmas season. If you happen to visit Tokyo at the end of December, the white lights will stand out against the blueish foreground and orange tower.
8. Tokyo International Forum
I would recommend that you take pictures of it if there is a building in Tokyo would only be a Tokyo International Forum. The Tokyo International Forum is one of the Great Buildings in the World which is famous for Rafael Vinoly’s high technological modern architecture of 1989. The Tokyo International Forum looks like a transparent giant elongated boat with white steel truss curves from outside. You immediately know why this building is seen as one of the great world buildings, when you enter its lobby.
Tokyo International Forum is a great place to photograph if you’re looking for a unique structure.
9. Tokyo Station
The Tokyo Station neighborhood is known for its fascinating coexistence of magnificent historic buildings and towering, modern skyscrapers. We will show you the most popular tourist attractions in the area, as well as hidden gems that should not be missed when touring Tokyo Station, the heart of the Japanese capital.
The Ginza (銀座) is Tokyo’s most well-known upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment district, with a plethora of department stores, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, nightclubs, and cafes.
One square meter of land in the district’s center costs more than ten million yen, making it one of Japan’s most expensive real estate. It is home to the infamous $10 cup of coffee, as well as nearly every major fashion and cosmetics brand.
You may like night photography: Shinjuku Night walks, after dark.
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