Most Instagramable Spots in Japan

The variety of Japan’s landscape, from futuristic modern cities to towns frozen in time, has something for everybody and every instafeed. Smartphones and cameras at the ready, folks. Here are some of Japan’s most instagramable spots. #wishyouwerehere

Fushima Inari Shrine

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Flickr/Jakob Lazzaro

The Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto has 10,000 bright red Torii gates lining its trail, each originating from different companies and organisations. These mystical red gates continue endlessly up the mountains and deservedly belong among the most instagramable places in the whole of Japan.

Shiretoko Goko Lakes

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Flickr/Mr Hicks46

Situated in the Shiretoko peninsula on the edge of northern east Hokkaido lies a forest. In this forest, there are 5 picturesque lakes to spend your time at called the Shiretoko Goko Lakes. There’s are 2 observation towers located around that also give you the most picturesque snaps.

Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo

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Instagram/ryooo00000

This is the busiest crossing in the world. Over 1 million people cross it every day. To be more specific, 1000 at once in 10 directions, and you’re going to be the 1 person that stands in the middle of the chaos for the picture that’s going to make your friends choke with fear and instantly hit that heart icon. Similarly to the Times Square in New York or Piccadilly Circus in London, the surrounding buildings are wallpapered with neons and large-scale screens with loud advertisements, filling the place with pulsating energy.

The Soho Odaiba

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We’re taking a step back from celebrating mother nature to a quick moment of appreciation for this work of design. Odaiba’s 13 floors tall collaborative workspace is going to add a pop, or shall we say pops of colour to your feed. When viewed from the lobby or a neighbouring balcony, the doors create a beautiful rainbow-like pattern. Come during the evening when the building is lit to get the best of your shot.

Hitachi Seaside Park

Flickr/Kentaro Ohno

Flickr/Kentaro Ohno

The famous seaside Miharashi Hill located with Hitachi Seaside Park is bound to take your breath away. It’s located on the Pacific Ocean side of the Japanese coast and offers a unique natural environment of sand dunes, grasslands and flower hills. The park also has numerous walking and cycling trails, and an amusement park. As many as 4.5 million nemophila flowers bloom when spring comes around to cover the rolling Miharashi-no-oka hill a bright blue. It will be a budding romance with your camera lens.

Ashikaga Flower Park (Great Wisteria Festival)

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Flickr/inazakira

The Ashikaga Flower Park boasts a month-long visual spectacle in April of beautiful wisteria blooms. From blue, purple and pink to white and yellow, you’re in for an enchanting time that will remind of a Disney fairytale. There’s also a 143-year-old wisteria tree, which is Ashikaga park’s pride and joy so don’t miss out on that.