When you’re travelling to a place as incredible as Tokyo, it’s only natural to feel the urge to share the experience with everyone on your socials. And if you’re all about capturing those stylish shots for your feed, you’re in for a treat! Tokyo boasts an array of stunning Instagrammable spots just waiting to be discovered, and we’ve got the lowdown on all the best Instagrammable spots in Tokyo right here for you.

Instagrammable Spots in Tokyo: The Ultimate List


Instagrammable spots in Tokyo SHIBUYA SKY

If you love to pose in front of great city views, Shibuya Sky is the place to be.

It is a stunning observatory located in SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE, the tallest complex in Shibuya with 47 floors. It consists of the transition space “SKY GATE” on the 14th to 45th floors, the indoor observatory corridor “SKY GALLERY” on the 46th floor, and the outdoor observatory “SKY STAGE” where you can enjoy a large panoramic view and have the breath-taking scenery all for yourself.

2. Tokyo Tower (Shiba Park)

Instagrammable spots in Tokyo Tokyo Tower (Shiba Park)

Another spot where you can enjoy a magnificent view and take stunning pictures for your Instagram page is the famous Tokyo Tower, one of the major symbols of Tokyo.

Whether you’re there during the day or at night, you’ll capture your best shots. Try climbing the stairs up to the observatory, which offers a great perspective apart from the tower itself, providing breathtaking views once you reach the observatory deck.

3. TeamLab Planets  (Toyosu)

If you’re a fan of vibrant colors and surreal settings, don’t miss the popular TeamLab Museum, where you’ll encounter various types of digital experiential art. The scenery at TeamLab is truly stunning, as the artworks create continuous spaces that evoke a sense of infinity. Walk through magical spheres of colorful lights and immerse yourself in phenomenal digital landscapes.

4. Gotokuji Temple (Setagaya)

Instagrammable spots in Tokyo Gotokuji Temple (Setagaya)

Have you ever marveled at the sight of countless Maneki Nekos (lucky cats) gathered in one place? If you’re a fan of these iconic beckoning cats, then a visit to Gotokuji Temple in Setagaya is a must. Known as one of the origins of the Maneki Neko, this temple holds a rich cultural significance.

The entry is free, allowing you to explore its serene grounds adorned with numerous statues of these charming felines. Take your time to wander through the temple grounds, where you can capture delightful photos in front of these auspicious symbols of luck and prosperity. Gotokuji Temple offers a unique and memorable experience for anyone fascinated by Japanese culture and folklore.

5. Omoide Yokocho (Shinjuku)

Instagrammable spots in Tokyo Omoide Yokocho (Shinjuku)

If you’ve had your fill of Tokyo’s sleek, modern districts and crave some charming retro vibes, look no further than Omoido Yokocho. Nestled near the west exit of Shinjuku Station, this izakaya district offers a nostalgic backdrop for your Instagram snaps, making it one of the top instagrammable spots in Tokyo.

Immerse yourself in the remnants of the Showa era as you explore the cosy pubs, capturing shots of the quaint lanterns and weathered tables and chairs.

Just a heads up, this street is also known as Piss Alley. Keep an eye out, as inebriated patrons may occasionally relieve themselves on the spot. Watch your step!

6. Jukken Bridge

Instagrammable spots in Tokyo Jukken Bridge

A bridge known as Jukkenbashi spans the Kitajukken River, flowing through Sumida Ward, Tokyo. It has gained significant attention on television and in magazines due to its unique feature of reflecting the Sky Tree upside down on the surface of the river, making it one of the most instagrammable spots in Tokyo. This picturesque scene offers an ideal opportunity to capture stunning shots for your Instagram feed.

From this vantage point, you can admire the Sky Tree itself in the midst of the reflection, creating a mesmerising image that is sure to stand out on your Instagram profile.

The shooting spot is conveniently located about a 10-minute walk from Oshiage Station. If you’re already in the area sightseeing, you can also stroll over from Tokyo Sky Tree. For the best shots, wide-angle lenses are recommended.

Additionally, there’s another bridge near the Sky Tree called the Nishi-Jukken Bridge. However, it appears to be too close to capture the entire upside-down tree in its reflection.

7. Fudanotssuji Crossing Pedestrian Bridge

Instagrammable spots in Tokyo Fudanotssuji Crossing Pedestrian Bridge

The pedestrian bridge at the Fudanotsuji intersection in Shibaura 5-chome, located in Minato Ward, is a popular spot among Instagrammers, offering stunning views of Tokyo Tower at the end of the road. It’s another fantastic location to capture shots of one of Tokyo’s most iconic sights, making it a must-visit for anyone seeking Instagram-worthy spots in the city.

For some inspiration, check out this post by @kaioh7777 for some inspiration! 

8. Odaiba Seaside Park

Instagrammable spots in Tokyo Odaiba Seaside Park

Odaiba Kaihin Park is an Instagrammable spot in Tokyo that should not be forgotten. Swimming in the sea is prohibited at Odaiba Seaside Park, but you can see people doing water sports like windsurfing, and the scenery is cool and refreshing during the daytime.

At night, the illuminations transform into a fantastic sight, and the view of the Rainbow Bridge from the sandy beach is very romantic. It is a spot with an exotic atmosphere, perfect for spicing up your feed. You can pose in front of the Rainbow Bridge like @sidneylilac for the perfect shot! 

9. Tokyo Camii

Instagrammable spots in Tokyo Camii

Tokyo Camii—located in Yoyogi-Uehara, Shibuya-ku—is Japan’s largest mosque. It belongs to the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey and is run by a religious corporation. The mosque’s white and cobalt blue colors blend beautifully, and a visit will also let you appreciate various decorations created by skilled craftsmen from Turkey.

It’s free to visit, so please go inside and take a good look at the beautiful decorations and stained glass. You can see the gorgeous interior in this post by @mxxa_camera. In the mosque’s souvenir corner, there are also many Instagrammable items such as Turkish tiles and turquoise accessories. 

10. Nippara Limestone Cave

Instagrammable spots in Tokyo Nippara Limestone Cave

Instagrammable spots in Tokyo aren’t just about flashy buildings. Nestled in Okutama, the Nippara Limestone Cave stands out as one of the largest limestone caves in the Kanto region, designated as a natural monument of the city. Witnessing nature’s beauty within these caverns is an enchanting experience, particularly when they’re illuminated, transporting you to another realm. Discover the myriad of hues captured in this post by @pure_papillons! Social media buzz has turned this cave into a must-visit destination, drawing crowds of tourists. Remember to pack a light jacket, as the cave’s interior maintains a cool 11 degrees Celsius temperature, even in summer.

While it’s open year-round, do note its closure during the year-end and New Year holidays, especially if you’re planning a winter visit.

11. Kitaro Chaya

Instagrammable spots in Tokyo Kitaro Chaya

For a unique twist on Instagrammable spots in Tokyo, pay a visit to Kitaro Chaya in Chofu City,. This gallery showcases the beloved manga “Gegege no Kitaro,” Japan’s iconic monster manga. Chofu City holds special significance as the birthplace of this historic manga, where its creator, Mr. Shigeru Mizuki, spent over 50 years crafting his creations.

Central to “GeGeGe no Kitaro” is the theme of coexistence with nature, with Mizuki’s works featuring not only humans and youkai but also a myriad of creatures from the natural world. Located in front of Jindaiji Temple, Kitaro Chaya embodies Mizuki’s reverence for nature, offering visitors a chance to immerse themselves in his artistic vision while snapping a few pics for their Instagram feeds. Don’t miss the chance to savour the adorable Nurikabe Oden and Medama Oyaji dumplings from the sweets shop, and explore the array of Kitaro-themed souvenirs on offer.

12. Nikolai-do

Instagrammable spots in Tokyo Nikolai-do

For Instagrammable religious architecture, look no further than Nikolai-do Temple in Kanda Surugadai, Chiyoda Ward. This cathedral church, designed by Russian architect Shchurupov, boasts a striking Russian architectural style that sets it apart in the bustling office district south of JR Ochanomizu Station. For a small fee, visitors can tour the interior, marvelling at the magnificent stained glass windows. It’s an opportunity to take your time and soak in the beauty of this architectural gem.

13. Former Iwasaki Residence Garden

Instagrammable spots in Tokyo Former Iwasaki Residence Garden

For those seeking an exotic backdrop, the Former Iwasaki Residence and Garden in Ueno offers the perfect setting. Designed by British architect Josiah Conder, renowned for blending Western traditions with Japanese aesthetics, this secret mansion exudes an air of drama and is exceptionally photogenic. You might find it hard to believe that such a building exists in Japan!

Check out @koruri_tea‘s post to see the stunning architecture for yourself.

14. Sunshine Aquarium (Ikebukuro)

Instagrammable spots in Tokyo Sunshine Aquarium (Ikebukuro)1

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This spot underwent renovation in July 2017 and garnered attention for its innovative approach to showcasing animals. The “Penguin in the Sky” booth, where you can capture shots of penguins seemingly soaring through the air, has become a hit among Instagrammers seeking captivating photos. For inspiration, check out this photo by @kyoko1903!

In the outdoor area, you can also snap pictures of adorable animals such as pelicans gliding amidst skyscrapers and enjoy the charming otter show. Both the indoor aquarium exhibition and special exhibitions have received rave reviews, making it a delightful spot for couples and families alike.

15. Chanel NEXUS HALL (Ginza)

Instagrammable spots in Tokyo Chanel NEXUS HALL (Ginza)


Chanel NEXUS HALL, situated on the 4th floor of the Chanel Ginza Building, upholds the legacy of Gabrielle Chanel, a lover of art, by hosting unique programmes throughout the year, centred around concerts and exhibitions.

16. Athens Francais (Kanda)

Instagrammable spots in Tokyo Athens Francais (Kanda)

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Established in 1913, Athens Francais stands as the oldest existing French language school in Japan, offering specialised courses in English, Classical Greek, and Latin. Known for producing numerous celebrities such as Junichiro Tanizaki and Yumeji Takehisa, the school’s distinctive pink wall has become a popular Instagrammable spot.

The wall’s hue symbolises “the colour of the sunset over the Andes Mountains,” while the randomly arranged letters of “Athénée Français” provide an intriguing backdrop for photos, often featured in women’s magazines.

17. Starbucks Reserve Roastery (Aobadai)

Instagrammable spots in Tokyo Starbucks Reserve Roastery


Starbucks Reserve Roastery Tokyo, inaugurated in Nakameguro in 2019 as the fifth Starbucks flagship store globally, features a massive coffee bean roaster at its heart. With different offerings on each of its four floors, including coffee, bakery, and a bar, the store provides a varied experience for visitors. The terrace seats are particularly popular for both capturing photos and enjoying a cup of coffee.

Check out this post by @maki_1129__ for a glimpse of the treats available and the inviting terrace!

18. Roppongi Hills (Roppongi)

Instagrammable spots in Tokyo Roppongi Hills

This site serves as a commercial complex centred around a towering office building standing 238 metres tall. Boasting shops, restaurants, and museums to explore, it offers unparalleled views of Tokyo from its indoor observatory on the 52nd floor and outdoor observatory on the roof, perfect for a romantic cityscape. Prepare to be captivated by the stunning night view stretching out before you.

19. Tokyu Plaza Shibuya

Instagrammable spots in Tokyu Plaza Shibuya1

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Based on the concept of “Shibuya, where adults can enjoy themselves,” “Tokyu Plaza Shibuya” houses a total of 69 stores, including some making their debut in Japan or Tokyo. With direct access to Shibuya Station’s west exit passageway, it’s an ideal spot to visit even on rainy days without fear of getting wet.

Don’t miss the chance to snap a picture of the “GMO Digital Hachiko” meeting spot on the 2nd floor, where powerful digital art projected on the entire wall adds a stylish touch. Equipped with free Wi-Fi and charging spots, it also serves as a convenient rest spot.

20. Yayoi Kusama Museum (Bentencho)

Instagrammable spots in Tokyo Kusama Yayoi Museum1

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The Yayoi Kusama Museum showcases the avant-garde works of artist Yayoi Kusama, renowned for her paintings featuring mesh patterns and polka dots, evoking a sense of otherworldliness. In addition to biannual exhibitions, the museum hosts lectures, providing an opportunity to experience Kusama’s vision of “world peace and love for humanity” through her magnificent works.

21. Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa (Takanawa)

Instagrammable spots in Tokyo Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa


Located just a 2-minute walk from JR Shinagawa Station, “Aqua Park Shinagawa” offers an urban aquarium experience where over 20,000 sea creatures of approximately 350 species come together amidst sounds, lights, and images. Highlights include the enchanting “Jellyfish Rumble,” where you can marvel at the graceful movements of jellyfish. With productions changing with the season and time of day, it’s the perfect destination for a romantic adult date year-round.

Check out this photo by @rrun723m capturing the ethereal ambiance of the “Jellyfish Rumble,” complete with swaying jellyfish and dynamic sound and light effects.

22. Kagetsudo (Asakusa)

Instagrammable spots in Tokyo Kagetsudo (Asakusa)2

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Established in 1945, Kagetsudo stands as a longstanding Japanese confectionery shop housed in a wooden building exuding the atmosphere of Asakusa. Famous for its Jumbo Melonpan, which sells 3,000 pieces a day, it offers an extensive selection of freshly made Japanese sweets meant to be enjoyed throughout the day. Don a yukata or kimono and capture a photo with your freshly baked melonpan, then savour it as you wander the streets of Asakusa.

23. Showa Memorial Park (Tachikawa City)

Instagrammable spots in Tokyo Showa Memorial Park

Showa Memorial Park spans Tachikawa City and Akishima City in Tokyo, earning a reputation as a “flower spot” where visitors can enjoy various blooms such as tulips, sunflowers, osmanthus, and sasanqua throughout the four seasons. Boasting numerous playgrounds such as “Wanpaku Yugu” and “Children’s Forest,” it serves as a popular relaxation spot, particularly during holidays.

@kazu_photos captured a stunning shot of the tulip field in full bloom during spring. With around 220,000 colourful tulips of approximately 242 varieties, the park offers a different atmosphere with each visit, making it worth exploring regardless of the prime flower viewing season.

24. Tanashi Shrine (Nishitokyo City)

Instagrammable spots in Tokyo Tanashi Shrine

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“Tanashi Shrine” draws numerous worshippers, primarily women, seeking to connect with the dragon god as a power spot. Various seasonal events take place, including the “Tanabata teru teru tunnel” set up in the precincts from June 7th to July 25th, adorned with colourful strips of paper featuring teru teru bozu.

The sight of these colourful teru teru bozu, ranging from pink to yellow with chequered patterns, is truly mesmerising. Follow @kumiko_naru‘s lead and capture a photogenic shot as you stroll through the tunnel of teru teru bozu.

Ready to Strike a Pose in These Instagrammable Spots in Tokyo?

With these 24 great options, your Insta feed is bound to be filled with unforgettable moments. Feeling inspired? Grab your phone and start posing at these incredible locations! Be sure to tell us which ones caught your eye, and don’t miss out on any upcoming events by following us on Instagram @flipjapanguide.