10 of the most instagrammed spots in Tokyo

Travel April 16, 2019

We know, Japan is far away, but if you’ve always dreamed about visiting this incredible country, a language stay is definitely one of the best ways to enjoy it. Need some motivation? Find it on Instagram! We made a list of 10 of the most instagrammed spots in Tokyo – have a look and start planning your trip!

1. Shinjuku Kabukicho | #shinjuku: 2,012,273 posts

From the moment you land in Tokyo, every single thing you’ll see will be mesmerising. But wait until you see the red light district: its crazy neon signs are definitely one of the most instagrammed things in Tokyo! Get lost in the streets full of clubs, restaurants, bars and shops – and don’t forget to take a picture of the iconic street entrance!

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2. Tokyo Tower | #tokyotower: 783,161 posts

Of course, the Tokyo Tower is on the list! This Eiffel Tower replica was built in 1958 and painted in international orange for air safety regulations. Whether it’s day or night, from close or far away, a post on social media is a must!

3. Shibuya Crossing | #shibuyacrossing: 281,105 posts

Ok, the Shibuya Crossing is just…another level of craziness. The amount of people you’ll see crossing the street at once, in 10 different directions, and the incredible coordination are so hypnotic that you’ll want to wait until it gets red and then green again… and again.

4. Sensoji Temple | #sensoji: 190,335 posts

Sensō-ji, located in in Asakusa area, is Tokyo’s oldest temple. Among the different buildings, the one that you’ll probably remember the most is the five-story pagoda. Whether the sky is blue or cloudy, the tall, red and gold structure is pretty impressive!

5. Robot Restaurant | #robotrestaurant: 58,678 posts

During your Shinjuku strolls, you’ll surely notice the famous Robot Restaurant. The name can be misleading (we recommend saving your appetite for much better restaurants!) but it’s one of the top tourist attractions in Tokyo. If you don’t want to go inside and see the robot show, the entrance is also a perfect Instagram spot!

6. Cherry blossoms in Meguro | #meguroriver: 40,422 posts

In spring, the Meguro River becomes the loveliest place to enjoy the cherry blossoms. The river is lined with beautiful trees and cool restaurants, bars and shops – take a stroll on this pink path and post your picture!

7. Nezu Shrine  | #nezushrine: 10,182 posts

While the most famous red torii gates tunnel is the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, in Kyoto, the Nezu Shrine is also worth a visit. Walk through the vermilion gates and take this opportunity to visit the nearby beautiful Ueno Park.

8. Sake barrels at Meiji Shrine| #sakebarrels: 7,640 posts

Take a break from Shibuya’s craziness and enjoy this peaceful park, where you’ll have the chance to visit the Meiji Shrine – dedicated to the divine souls of Emperor Meiji and his wife – and walk by the famous sake barrels. When displayed near a Shinto shrine, such barrels are called kazaridaru (“decoration barrels”)… and they’re the perfect background for a picture!

9. Tokyo Plaza Omotesando Harajuku | #tokyoplaza: 3,067 posts

Take this escalator and you’ll find yourself surrounded by a frenzy of mirrors reflecting all the people who, just like you, are accessing the Tokyo Plaza shopping centre. It’s no wonder this puzzle of reflections became one of the most instagrammed spots in Tokyo!

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10. The view from Rappongi Hills | #rappongihills: 1,073 posts

Rappongi is a buzzing art district full of amazing museums and art galleries. Check out the current exhibitions at the Mori Art Museum and go up to the Observation Deck… the city view will blow your mind! You’ll be able to see all the most iconic buildings – including the Tokyo Tower – and, if you’re lucky, even Mt Fuji!

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So, make sure your mobile phone is fully charged and hit the streets to discover the most instagrammed spots in Tokyo!

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By Erica Dell'Acqua

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