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The 7 Most Instagrammable Spots In Tokyo

Visiting Tokyo is like visiting the future – flashing neon lights, incredible technology – yet there’s still a rich sense of culture and history. From modern art installations to ancient temples, Tokyo is an Instagrammer’s dream city.

We know you’re dying to get some good snaps for the ‘gram, so we’ve rounded up the 7 most Instagrammable spots in Tokyo. You won’t be able to put down your camera for the entire trip…

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1. Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku

This funky shopping centre has possibly the most Instagrammable entrance of any mall you’ll ever visit. Pose in the kaleidoscope of mirrors for a unique Tokyo shot. You might have to wait your turn, but it’s worth it.


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2. 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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3. Nakameguro River

Come for a stroll here in late March and early April when the cherry blossoms along the river turn it into an ultra-photogenic pink tunnel. The area is also home to a range of cool cafes and restaurants and hip interior design shops.


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4. Akihabara

This brightly-lit area is the city’s centre of Japanese otaku and anime culture, with colourful manga characters and collectibles. With plenty of robot cafes and fun stores, you’re sure to find some great photo ops here.


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5. Hie Jinjya Shrine

Think you have to visit Kyoto for an Instagram shot of those famous red torii poles? Think again. Tokyo is home to this lesser-known shrine that’s never too busy, making it ideal for a wander.


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6. Roppongi Hills view

Head to Tokyo’s Sky Deck in the Roppongi Hills complex for a panoramic view of the entire city below. There’s an indoor and outdoor observation deck, so you can enjoy the view no matter what the weather is like.


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7. teamLab at Mori Digital Art Museum

The world’s first digital musuem, Mori Building Digital Art Museum is home to an insanely cool permanent exhibition that uses 520 computers and 470 projectors for a unique art experience. Wander through various rooms, each one more creative than the next.


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Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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