TOP 10 Hidden Tokyo Photo Spots and Instagram Killers
Are you looking for amazing photo spots in Tokyo to step up your instagram game? There are many cool photo spots in Tokyo but in this blog I will introduce you my top 10.
Graffiti Wall in Shibuya
You might have seen the pictures from Inari Shrine in Kyoto on instagram, which looks almost like the above. In fact, this picture was taken in Tokyo! Yes. You do not have to travel all the way to Kyoto to take this amazing red shrine gates.
Hie Shrine is located near Tameikesanno Station and Akasakamitsuke Station. The main entrance is on the Tameikesanno and the stairs with red gates are on the Akasakamitsuke side.
2 Chome-10-5 Nagatachō, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 100-0014
2. Moreru Mignon
Moreru Mignon is a photo booth, A.K.A. ‘purikura’ shop. It has several photo shooting room next to all the photo booths lining up. It’s super PINK and GIRLY so some of you boys may feel uncomfortable.
It’s located inside of IKSPIARI, which is next to Tokyo Disney Resort. (When you get to the Maihama Station, Disneyland is on the right side and IKSPIARI is on the left side.) It might be fun to stop by if you are already planning to go to Disney!
〒279-8529 Chiba Prefecture, Maihama, 1-4
I’m sure Senso-ji is on your to-go list if you are coming to Tokyo but it is just so beautiful that it made it to my top 10. I love the view of the five-storied pagoda and the main gate to the Senso-ji. Of course, Kaminari-mon, Nakamise-dori and Senso-ji would look amazing on the photograph as well.
2 Chome-3-1 Asakusa, Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to 111-0032
4. Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku
This beautiful mirror photo is also a regular in Instagram. Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku is just at the intersection in Harajuku, where Laforet is at. You can’t really tell what it is from the picture but the mirror is actually wrapping around the escalator coming from outside.
〒150-0001 Tōkyō-to, Shibuya-ku, Jingūmae, 4 Chome−30−3
5. Graffiti Wall in Shibuya
This graffiti wall is on the building of Manhattan Records in Shibuya. Since it is a bit far from the station, not a lot of tourists know about this place. The art changes quite often so even though you have been here last year, it is probably worth coming.
〒150-0042 Tōkyō-to, Shibuya-ku, Udagawachō, 10−10-1 木船ビル
6. Todoroki Keikoku
Can you believe there is a beautiful ravine in Tokyo? Todoroki Keikoku is 15-20 minutes away from Shibuya. The red bridge is definitely one of the best photo spot there, but if you walk along the ravine, you can even take a picture of a water fall!
〒158-0091 Tōkyō-to, Setagaya-ku, Nakamachi, 1 Chome−1, Japan
Gotoku-ji is a beautiful temple in Setagaya-ku which is about 30 - 40 minutes away from Shibuya/Shinjuku area. Inside of Gotoku-ji, there is a bunch of cats, called MANEKINEKO, which is like a lucky charm to welcome luck. The cats are sitting close to the five storied pagoda.
The temple close at 6 pm so make sure to go there early. It gets a bit spooky when it gets dark (like in the picture) plus there is a cemetery just behind the cats.
２丁目-24-7 Gotokuji, Setagaya, Tokyo 154-0021
8. Omoide Yokocho
Omoide Yokocho is a well-known tourist spots to eat and drink. It is located in the north side of Shinjuku station. Cute red lanterns and Japanese signs adds the amazing scene for your instagram. One note: there are some restaurant owners (usually at the shop) do not like being photographed so make sure to act with manners while taking photographs there.
1 Chome-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0023
On the path to the main shrine in Meiji-jingu, you will see the sake barrels beautifully lining up. You will see different designs and names on the barrels. They are the sake makers from all over Japan who contributed to the shrine.
1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya, Tokyo 151-8557
Tatemonoen, also known as Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum is located more than an hour away from the metro but it is worth the travel.
It has many replication of significant buildings from Edo period and they did an amazing job! Photos here look amazing not only just the outside of the buildings but also the inside perfectly recreated the old days.
3 Chome-7-１ Sakuracho, Koganei, Tokyo 184-0005