Top 10 Photo Spots in Tokyo – univers-japon-shop

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Whether you’re a photographer or just another person who appreciates a memorable photo, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to remember your Tokyo adventures with this dynamic list of places to fill your Tokyo scrapbook with a myriad of experiences. Futuristic experiences abound, but so does rich history. You’ll have no trouble planning your route to capture both! Enjoy this list of great photos and experiences!

1. Senso-ji

Sensoji is the largest temple in Tokyo.

Senso-ji is definitely one of the most iconic places in Tokyo. Since there are so many different shrines, you may be wondering why Senso-ji is so popular. Well, apart from its always bustling shopping street full of food and fun souvenirs, it’s also the oldest Buddhist temple in Japan, 1300 years old! Between its long history, the variety of seasonal events throughout the year, the giant paper lanterns, and all the people wearing kimonos, Senso-ji is a great place to take tons of photos and enjoy the local food around. from Asakusa.

2. Sky of Shibuya

shibuya sky
Kakidaï, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

We all know that Shibuya Crossing is crazy, and the architects of the Shibuya Square building clearly are too! Shibuya Sky sits atop this building, which is the tallest in Shibuya, with 47 floors at 230m high. This 360-degree open-air observation deck not only offers an extraordinary view of the world-famous junction, but also a panoramic view of the entire district! You will surely miss out on a great opportunity to add to your skyline photo album if you don’t go.

3. Omoid Yokocho

omoide yokocho
There is so much to do and explore in Omoide Yokocho!

Japan has a collection of these compact eating/drinking areas everywhere; it is usually a group of small restaurants that also sell a specific type of food and alcohol. Omoide Yokocho is undoubtedly one of the most famous and constantly attracts people from all over the world. Here you can find a variety of Yakitori (grilled chicken skewers) and some other types of food. The photogenic part is how close all the restaurants are to each other and how lively they are – there is so much to capture in one frame.

4. Tokyo Sky Tree

tokyo cherry blossom

If you thought Shibuya Sky would test your fear of heights, well, you have to check this out. At 634 m, almost three times higher than the sky over Shibuya, the Tokyo Heavenly Tree will give you the most incredible views of Tokyo. The name alone should have your head in the clouds! You can even see Mount Fuji in the distance on a clear day. The night view is also impressive; something about the millions of tiny lights that make up the largest city in the world makes it feel tiny, like looking at the stars. Also, it’s pretty close to Sensoji, so there’s no problem combining them into a day trip!

5. Laboratory equipment

computer lab
Team Infinite Crystal Universe TeamLab Planets TOKYO © teamLab

Dive into something a little more futuristic and awesome in teamLab! This exhibition of art, science and technology is quite a photo session. You can easily immerse yourself in a vivid array of interactive displays that will make you rethink reality. Check out our guide to all the different rides and see what you’re up against! Tokyo certainly retains an image of futuristic aesthetic appeal, and this is one of the best ways to experience it.

6. Meguro River

The Meguro River is majestic especially in spring!

Surely you have heard of cherry blossoms, right? Well, if not, this is one of the most important things to see in Japan if you’re there in full bloom from mid-March to early April. Either way, the Meguro River is a phenomenal place in central Tokyo to refuel. Huge trees hang over the river, letting their petals adorn the current while the surrounding paths are teeming with people. No need to worry about the outlying area though, Nakameguro is a fun and very trendy place in general.

7. Takeshita Street in Harajuku

You can spend hours or even days exploring Harajuku!

Harajuku is a region known for its fashion; luxury brands are popular here and have many stores, while people express themselves in a diverse and striking way. Harajuku advocates a “Kawaii,” or cute image, in its stores and customers. However, there is also a considerable variety of more avant-garde fashion. Either way, you’ll have no problem taking truly unique fashion photos.

Tsukiji Market
Tsukiji is a great place for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

Have you ever wondered how Tokyo maintains its much-requested bounty of sushi? Well, here’s your answer: Tsukiji Fish Market. This place is a paradise for all seafood lovers; 400 stores sell fresh produce and kitchen utensils. There is no doubt that you will be able to capture photos of the delicious meals served here, as well as the vibrant food culture as a whole. An amazing photo opportunity is the tuna auction, although it has actually been moved to Toyosu!


True luxury is found in Hamarikyu

An absolutely wonderful garden that is an easy addition to your Sensoji, Skytree or Tsukiji trips, Hamarikyu Gardens is something no photographer should miss. Originally owned by a feudal lord and a duck hunting ground, it has since been transformed into an immaculately landscaped garden. It’s beautiful any time of year, but it’s certainly a sight to behold in the fall. Many of the trees here have been meticulously grown in intricate angles and directions that are strikingly complementary to the tranquil ponds and bridges. It is also home to a 300 year old pine tree that stands tall in a truly unique way.

10. Rainbow Bridge

Rainbow Bridge is spectacular at night!

The rainbow bridge in Odaiba is quite a sight to behold; there are several viewpoints nearby, including viewing platforms. Fireworks are often shot from the bridge and it hosts a variety of events throughout the year. You can cross it on foot and by car, of course. If you can drive in Japan, it’s a liberating experience!

And there you have it! Japan has no shortage of photogenic places to photograph. Your time here is your treasure, and the more photos you take, the more memories you will have!

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