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The 7 Most Instagrammable Spots In Japan

Japan is a fantastic country with imperial palaces, mountainous national parks and thousands of shrines and temples. Plus, it’s home to the futuristic city of Tokyo.

One of the most exciting places in the world to visit, you will eat incredible sushi, ride the bullet trains and soak in bubbling hot springs.

You’ll want to get a great Japan Instagram photo while you’re here, so make sure to check out these seven best places.

1. Suwa Takashima Castle

This beautiful castle is also known as The Floating Castle of Suwa”. It was built in 1592 directly onto Lake Suwa, with the lake itself forming part of its moats.

The landscaped gardens are one of the highlights, but make sure to go in the morning for the best light for photography.


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2. Fushimi Inari-Taisha

Fushimi Inari Taisha is the head shrine of the god Inari, located in Fushimi Ward in Kyoto.

The magical, seemingly unending path of over 5000 vibrant orange gates makes this a popular place for a Japan Instagram pic.


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3. Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is one of Japan’s three sacred mountains and at 3776 meters is Japan’s highest mountain. Visibility up top can be poor in the summer months, so visit in winter for the best chance of getting a view of Tokyo.

Hakone, a lovely hot spring resort, is nearby to relax in after your hike.


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4. Shibuya Crossing

Famous for being the busiest crossing in the world, the ‘Shibuya Scramble’ in Tokyo is one of the craziest sights you’ll see while in Japan.

Look up and you’ll see flashing lights, neon billboards and countless advertisements. Look down and you’ll see all the people swerving to avoid each other. It’s featured in in the films such as “Lost in Translation” and “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift”.


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5. Gotokuji Temple

The legendary Lucky Cat temple is famous for its thousands of ‘waving cats’ statues, which are considered a lucky charm.

The red and white cute cats welcome you with waving arms and look especially cute in an Insta boomerang. Well worth a detour outside of the main city of Tokyo.


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6. Golden Gai Shinjuku

The Golden Gai is a collection of over 200 old-fashioned bars in winding alleys where it feels like time has stood still. Instead of flashing lights, you’ll find cosy lanterns and local haunts.

Some of the bars are regulars only, but you’re sure to find a great spot for a cocktail.


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7.Hitachi Seaside Park

This spacious public park is home to a variety of colourful flowers that will look amazing as a photo backdrop.

The park also has an amusement park, cycling and BMX tracks, a forest athletics field, BBQs, and many cafes and restaurants. Ideal for a summer stroll.


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