Whether you’re Instagramming your way through Japan’s architecture, food, or naturally bountiful locations, Tokyo will prove to be a little too amazing to pass up on. Wonderful as Tokyo is as one of the most riveting cities of the world, there are some obvious factors that make it such an unavoidably attractive destination. If you’re still wondering why Tokyo made it to the top on the list of most Instagrammed locations in the world, here’s 10 reasons why.
1. Meiji Shrine
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Built in commemoration of the Emperor Meiji, this Shinto temple houses some of the best traditional and cultural Japanese architecture. The unusual manner of its rooftop known as nagare-zukuri is an instant attractive factor of the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, placing it on the highest pedestal of tourist destinations and photography spots in the city.
2. Tokyo Dome
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Known more fondly as ‘The Big Egg’ or the ‘Tokyo Big Egg’, this vast stadium with the capacity of occupying 55,000 people at once is known for its architectural brilliance. Be it basket-ball or football matches, wrestling, or concerts, Tokyo Dome has had it all. You can find this marvelous building on Instagram based on its photographable exterior.
3. Shibuya’s Scramble Crossing
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You’ve seen shots of it in movies and television shows, and you’ve probably also seen many photos of it on social media. The Scramble Crossing of Shibuya is the most famous aspect of Tokyo, and sometimes that is the only thing that identifies Tokyo in all its crowded glory. The swarm of people crossing the street at the red light is a delight of its own making.
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Home of the Senso-ji temple, the Asakusa district of Tokyo is famous for its traditional Japanese festivals. Along with many entertainment opportunities on the street filled with numerous temples, Asakusa has made home on Instagram for its vibrancy and colorful décor.
5. Tokyo Station Hotel
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This luxury European hotel constructed in 1915 is known for its enchanting architecture in Tokyo. Forbes Travel Guide has voted Tokyo Station Hotels as one of the top luxury hotels in the world, giving it enough ammunition to go onto your next Instagram post with the hashtag of awesome buildings in Tokyo.
6. Tsukiji Market
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You can be the best food lover in this world but if you haven’t visited the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, you’ve seen nothing yet. This market is the most popular one in the city and it is not only loved by tourists but also by locals. The shops and fish sold in the market are art for photographers. Use the hashtag ‘tsukiji’ to find it on Instagram.
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This artificial island of Tokyo Bay is known for its entertaining activities, commercial areas of bustling nature and dance and music. Tourists love Odaiba and have captured stunning images of this place to bring in travelers who deserve to hit this pretty and alluring island of Tokyo. 24-hour bowling alleys, shopping opportunities and a 115m high Ferris wheel, you’d be capturing all of it on your camera constantly.
8. Harajuku Station
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Tokyo’s Shibuya railway station is more commonly known as the Harajuku Station. The eccentric vibes of this crowded station have made it a popular hashtag on Instagram. No doubt that the shops and bejewelled youth partaking in overcrowding this place lures photography lovers from all over the world. You’ll know it when you see it. Unusual fashion choices are it’s defining factor.
9. Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills
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This spectacular Hyatt hotel in Tokyo has a rooftop that gives a mesmerizing panoramic view of the city. You can’t resist snapping a few shots of the scene from up there. Besides being a beautiful luxury hotel, it is also the on the tallest skyscraper of Tokyo. The pictures of this Andaz have taken the world of Instagram by storm for its sheer architectural wonderment.
10. Golden Gai
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Tiny, quaint little buildings and narrow streets filled with many attractions, Tokyo’s Golden Gai area is a popular filming location. You can spot a number of famous Japanese actors, producers and directors while on this road. Not to mention the pretty atmosphere that’ll make you scroll through its pictures on Instagram again and again.
Tokyo’s beauty is unparalleled and it cannot possibly be captured in photographs. But the limited amount of it that does make it onto the Instagram accounts of travel buffs will give you enough goals for life.
After having seen numerous greatest tourist locations of the world, Rohit records his many experiences on TransIndiaTravels.com.