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Instagram-worthy recommended photo spots in Tokyo!

Instagram-worthy recommended photo spots in Tokyo!

From fashionable shopping malls to leisure facilities, shrines, and temples, Tokyo has a lot to offer. In this article, we'll introduce you to some of the best spots for taking great photos. 

Odaiba Marine Park

Odaiba is dotted with many tourist spots. The Odaiba Seaside Park is a popular place for relaxation. Facing an inlet of Tokyo Bay, this park has a rocky and sandy beach. It is crowded with families and couples on holidays. The beautiful view of the metropolis of Tokyo and nature from Odaiba Seaside Park is a great spot for photography. It is especially recommended for those who want to take nice pictures of the night city.

Access:  3-minute walk from Odaiba Kaihin Koen Station or Daiba Station on the Yurikamome Line
              7-minute walk from Tokyo Teleport Station on the Rinkai Line

Rikugien Gardens

Rikugien is a Japanese garden that is designated as a special place of scenic beauty under the Japanese Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties. Surrounded by various kinds of trees and flowers, Rikugien shows different expressions in each of the four seasons, delighting the eyes of visitors. Weeping cherry trees in spring and autumn leaves in autumn are lit up for a limited time and here you can take your best pictures.

Access: 7-minute walk from Komagome Station on the JR Yamanote Line or Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line.

Opening hours:  9:00 - 17:00  (admission until 16:30)

Closed: Year-end and New Year holidays

Marunouchi Station Building at Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station's Marunouchi Station Building was built in 1914. After being destroyed by fire during the war in the Showa period (1926-1989), it was rebuilt, and the preservation and restoration work that began in 2007 was completed in October 2012. At night, the Marunouchi Station Building is lit up, creating a beautiful night view of the surrounding modern skyscrapers and retro atmosphere. And from Gyoko-Dori Avenue, located right in front of Tokyo Station, you can see the Marunouchi Station Building from the front, making it the best spot for photography.

Access:  Marunouchi exit of JR Tokyo Station


The streets of Kagurazaka are filled with the atmosphere of good old Japan. Kagurazaka is also famous as a town of gastronomy, with many Ryotei restaurants lining the streets. The first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word Kagurazaka is the cobblestone alleyways. It is said that this beautiful cobblestone streetscape resembles Montmartre in France which makes it a popular photo spot. Recently, more and more stylish cafes and restaurants are opening here, so why not take a break from sightseeing and taste the flavors of Kagurazaka?

Access: Tokyo Metro Tozai Line "Kagurazaka Station"
             Toei Oedo Line "Ushigome-Kagurazaka Station", 
             JR Sobu Line, Chuo Line, Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line,
             Toei Subway Oedo Line "Iidabashi Station"

World Trade Center Bldg.

The World Trade Center Building is an office complex that was built in 1970. The observation deck, located 152 meters above the ground, offers a panoramic view of Tokyo's famous landmarks, including Tokyo Tower and Skytree, making it a great spot to take pictures of city scenery and night views. There are also restaurants and cafes in the facility, so you can take a break and enjoy your meal.

Access:  Directly connected to Hamamatsucho Station on the JR Yamanote, Keihin Tohoku Lines, and Tokyo Monorail
              Direct connection to Daimon Station (Exit B3) on the Toei Subway Oedo and Asakusa Lines

Opening hours:  10:00 - 20:30  (reception until 20:00)

Haneda Airport

Haneda Airport is not only a place for planes to take off and land, but also a popular tourist attraction, with cafes showing planetariums, restaurants, a discovery museum, and an observation deck. The observation deck at the international terminal of Haneda Airport, which opened in 2010, is open 24 hours a day and is a great place to take pictures of the airport at night.

Domestic Passenger Terminal
Access: Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal Station (Keikyu Line)
Tokyo Monorail "Haneda Airport Terminal 1 Station", "Haneda Airport Terminal 2 Station"
Hours of operation (observation deck):  6:30 - 22:00

International Passenger Terminal
Access: Keikyu Line "Haneda Airport International Terminal Station"
Tokyo Monorail "Haneda Airport International Terminal Station"
Hours of operation (observation deck):  Available 24 hours 

As you can see, there are many great spots for photography in Tokyo. When you come to Tokyo be sure to use our list of locations and enjoy your best photos of Tokyo!

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