Why Tokyo is one of the most instagrammed cities in Asia


Bustling neon-lit #citystreets and picturesque #nature scenes, glorious #temples and the most modern #skyscrapers, beautiful #geishas and red carpet ready fahionistas – Tokyo is full of #pictureperfect contrasts. You are never short of a fascinating subject for your next insta shot in #Tokyo. That explains why Tokyo is one of most popular Asian cities on Instagram. Here are a few great #instaworthy #travel spots in Tokyo:

1. The Shibuya Crossing

The #shibuyacrossing is one of Tokyo’s most instagrammed locations. Locally known as “The Scramble”, it’s one of the must do things in Tokyo.  An estimated 500,000 people cross this world’s largest intersection in a single day with up to 3,000 people crossing at a green light. Get a #vantage point to capture an instashot at Starbucks Shibuya Tsutaya, Estacion Cafe or at Hoshino Coffee at the 109 Men’s building. If you dont mind being jostled around a bit, you could get some great shots from the Shibuya Mark City Walkway. #thescramble, #tokyo, #busystreet, #citylife

Gorgeous Apartment near Shibuya

Clean, modern and very spacious for a small family or group. Brilliant views. Well equipped and well furnished. Perfect base in Tokyo.

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2. Beautiful Temples

Tokyo’s temples are a #visualtreat with their beautiful #architecture, gorgeous #lanterns and unique #traditions.

Senso-Ji, Tokyo’s oldest temple makes an amazing subject for your #beautifultokyo photograph. From the cherry blossom lined street to the main temple and the adjoining gardens, there are several nooks and corners where you can get that perfect insta-shot. Obsessed with getting that perfect #travelselfie? Rent a #kimono and get an envy inducing #worldtraveller shot. #wheninjapan

Gotokuji temple

The #Gotokuji temple located away from the bustling city is not only a quiet haven to connect with oneself but also the birthplace of the #manekineko, the popular “luck-inviting cat figurine.” Pose among the many #seriouslycute cat doll sculptures. Get an adorable #travelselfie or an impossible to ignore #catlove picture to pump the popularity of your #tokyovacation photos.

The Japanese style apartment with Tatami, bright sunlight and a comfortable bed. The apartment is equipped with basic home appliances you need. It is a great place to rest and take some great pictures of an authentic Japanese home.

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3. Tokyo Skyline

What is a trip to Tokyo without an #aweinspiring photograph of the #tokyoskyline. This mega city with its skyscrapers, bridges, towers, waterways and islands offer many opportunities for breathtaking #panoramashots. Get some gorgeous #bluehour shots from Rappongi Hill, The Skytree or Odaiba.

Rappongi Hills Designer Apartment

Studio type designer apartment with combined living and kitchen and bathroom. Get stunning views of the Tokyo Tower and Roppongi Hills right from the comfort of this gorgeous apartment. Perfect candidate for #roomwithaview, #lapofluxury instashots.

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4. Tsukiji Fish Market

The #Tsukijifishmarket, one of the world’s largest fish markets is a great place to experience the world of seafood like never before. Visitors from all over the world start heading for this #meccaofseafood as early as 4 am. Capture lines of #gigantictuna that could be a star in a Tokyo’s michelin star restaurant dish later in the day. When you are tired of clicking gigantic and exotic creatures from the sea, head to the nearby shops for an unforgettable #sushi and #sashimi #tokyobreakfast.

5. The spectacular Parks and Gardens

Tokyo’s beautifully landscaped parks and gardens are a visual treat in every season. From the centrally located hip Yoyogi Park to the 1700 built Rikugien, there are plenty of parks and gardens to experience and photograph the beauty of seasons in Tokyo.

Yoyogi Park

The #yoyogipark, at a sprawling 54.1 hectares, has a little bit of everything to charm the instagrammer: beautiful pathways, people, history and cultural performances. The #meijishrine and the epicentre of quirk and  alternate fashion, #Harajuku are a stone’s throw away.

#Rikugien is one of Tokyo’s most beautiful Japanese landscape gardens.  It is truly #oneofakind. Built around the 1700 for the 5th Tokugawa Shogun, the garden brings to life 88 miniature scenes from famous poems. 88 plus opportunities for a brilliant #poetic, #serene, #picoftheday, #heavenonearth shot. The park is one of the best places in Tokyo to experience #autumncolours, #autumnglory.

Cozy Home near Tokyo’s best gardens

Cozy, centrally located home walking distance from Rikugien. Take some great shots at the #japanesegardens. Try out the beautiful Yukata and Anime costumes provided by the host and click some #ilovetokyo, #tokyotravel pictures.

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6. Imperial Palace, Tokyo

The #Edocastle or The #ImperialPalace,  the seat of power in erstwhile Japan is a photographer’s dream. It is a microcosm of everything traditional and beautiful about Tokyo: huge #moats, #cherryblossoms, #majestic #walls, #bridges and a modern landscape nearby underlining the contast between the present and the past of this great city.

Luxurious Apartment

Feel like a king in this luxury apartment with lots of amenities: Play station 4, Wii game console, Apple TV.  The apartment is on a high floor with fresh air and a gorgeous city view, you will love it!

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7. Pop Culture & Fashion

#takeshitastreet is known for its independent fashion boutique style shops. Even if the Japanese pop style of dressing is not your thing, this street can provide you with a great background for a winning #ilovetokyo Instagram shot.

The streets of #Harajuku are a delight if you love to people watch. From cosplay Lolithas to trendy teens in Goth inspired outfits and shops selling clothes and accessories to suit fashion themes you never knew even existed, you will have #fashionisfun, #tokyofashion and #lolitha pictures that will delight your followers.

Studio Apartment near Fashion Street

Newly‐built modern styled studio apartment only 5 minutes walk to the shopping streets of Harajuku, Omote-sando, Takeshita-Street.

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8. Quirk

You are never short of #cutesy subjects to photograph in Tokyo. Whether it is the #quirky foam on a cappuccino or a pet shop with the most #adorable cat display or the merchandise at a corner shop, you are never short of sights to photograph that will put a smile on anybody’s lips. #smile

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Tokyo has plenty to offer every kind of instagramer. Explore Tokyo with HomeAway and make it an #pictureperfect #instaworthy #ilovetokyo vacation.

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