Tokyo is a fast paced urban jungle, cutting edge and avant garde innovations rest upon traditional Japanese culture. There’s lots things to do see and eat in this cosmopolitan city, too much to list - so I’m going to share my Tokyo travel guide of best things to do in Tokyo, by taking you through the best Instagram places in Tokyo.
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Best Things to Do in Tokyo | Tokyo Travel Guide
Shinjuku is known for its large shopping and business district, its busy metro hub and its infamous Kabukicho.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
If you want one of the best 360 views of Tokyo , the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building offers them for free.
Omoide yokocho is a historical landmark whisking you back to prewar Tokyo.
Capsule hotels were once historically for salarymen who worked late or missed the last train home. I’ve stayed at 5 different capsule hotels during my stay in Tokyo and each place was Insta-worthy.
Looking for a more historical Japan, Asakusa is one of the oldest parts of Tokyo.
One of best Instagrammable places in Tokyo where you can get a photo of red torii gates.
Harajuku is a playful neighborhood to explore with cafes, shopping, and food. kNown for its vibrant, colorful and avant garde Harajuku fashion, you’ll find Tokyo insta-worthy places, showcasing quirky and cool.
Harajuku Sweets & Snacks
Colorful creativity extends to Harajuku's sweet street snacks, where can enjoy snacks which are jaw-dropping, yummy, innovative. Definitely Insta-worthy.
TOKYU PLAZA OMOTESANDO HARAJUKU
Located on the corner of Omotesando Harajuku crossing is Tokyo PLaza. Designed by 1. Hiroshi Nakamura, the mall houses is a glass archway at tis entrance that has become a favorite Instagram spot.
OMOTESANDO HARAJUKU Crossing
On the 6th floor of Tokyo Plaza is you’ll find a patio view with a lovely view of Omoetaesando- Harajuku.
Tokyo seems to have a thematic cafe for just about everything. From cute Cat and Hedgehog cafes, to wildly colored Kawaii Monster Cafes , if you can think of it or even if you can’t, Tokyo has a cafe for it.
Kawaii Monster Cafe
Yoyogi Park torii gate - Crossing Yoyogi park bridge you’ll find a giant tori gate welcoming you into the park. I
Sake Jars are an interesting backdrop for a shot as well.
Meiji Shrine- This historical shrine is dedicated to the Emperor Meiji and his empress wive. Exploring the grounds will yield you many iconic photographs of a traditional Shinto shrine and its rituals.
highlights are maneki neko, beckoning cats, figures that are believed to bring good luck .
Shibuya is best for its youth and shopping. It also has the biggest street crossing in the world- Shibuya Crossing.
Across the station, you can get another view of the crossing from the Starbucks in the Tsutaya building
Mount Fuji (Fuji San)
One of the truly best Instagram spots of Tokyo is Mount Fuji. It is an iconic image of Japanese art.