Insta-Worthy Places You Can Visit in Tokyo

Found in Japan's capital, these 'grammable spots should be on your must-see list!


Tourists can’t get enough of the world’s most populous city. In 2017 alone, an estimated 28.7
million vacationers came to see Tokyo and discover its 23 central city wards. Marrying old and
new, Tokyo’s historic sites, shopping districts, modern edifices, interactive museums, and
beautiful gardens await the eager sightseer.


Check out these five places worth posting on Instagram:


teamLab Borderless


In this 10,000-square-meter space, you get to explore a world of beautiful installations and be a
part of art itself. Ever changing and transcending, this colorful borderless museum by art
collective teamLab features creations that move in and out of rooms and even interact with each
other!


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Photo courtesy of Alysse Asilo


teamLab Borderless is located at Odaiba Palette Town 2F, 1-3-8 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-
0064 and is open weekdays 10am to 7pm; Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 10am to 9pm; closed every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month and on June 22. You can contact them at +81-3-6368-4292 or visit their website. It’s a three-minute walk from the Aomi Station (Yurikamome Line) or a five-minute walk from the Tokyo Teleport Station (Rinkai Line). The museum is on the 2nd floor of Palette Town, next to the entrance to the giant Ferris wheel.


Gotokuji Temple


Cat lovers should head out to Setagaya district to visit this Edo period Buddhist temple filled with maneki-neko (beckoning cat) statues. Said to be the birthplace of this Japanese lucky charm, you can find hundreds of the white feline figurines throughout the peaceful grounds.

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Gotokuji Temple is located at 2 Chome-24-7 Gotokuji, Setagaya City, Tokyo 154-0021 and is open from 6am to 6pm. You can contact them at +81-3-3426-1437 or visit their website. It’s a seven-minute walk from the Gotokuji Station.


Kyu Nakagawa Mizube Park


This riverside park has a gorgeous vista of the Tokyo Skytree and seasonal flowers blooming all year round (hydrangeas in summer and cherry blossoms in spring). Arrive at dusk to have a lovely sunset stroll and see the evening lights at Fureai Bridge and Koto Shinbashi Bridge. For Japanese TV fans, a scene from Wakamonotachi 2014 (All About My Siblings) between Hikari (Mitsushima Hikari) and Yashiro (Nagasawa Masami) was filmed at the park.

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Kyu Nakagawa Mizube Park is located at 1-chome-11 Higashi Sumida, Sumida City, Tokyo 
131-0042 and is open 24 hours. You can contact them at +81-3-5608-1111 or visit their websiteIt’s a 10-minute walk from the Higashi-Azuma Station (Tobu Railway) or a 13-minute walk from Yahiro Station (Keisei Electric Railway).

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Shibuya Scramble Crossing


Known as the busiest pedestrian crossing in the world, Shibuya Scramble Crossing has over
2,500 people from all walks of life passing through its multiple concrete pathways every time the
signal changes. Found in one of Tokyo’s most frequented shopping districts, this popular
intersection welcomes a barrage of visitors from tourists posing for pictures to off-duty
businessmen heading to the nearest bars.


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Shibuya Scramble Crossing is located at Unnamed Road, 2 Chome-2, 2 Dogenzaka, Shibuya 
City, Tokyo 150-0043 and is open 24 hours. Shibuya Scramble Crossing is just a few steps away from the Hachiko Exit of Shibuya Station.


Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku


A multi-level hub for trendy clothes and delicious eats, Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku is a
must-visit for its dazzling mirrored entrance. The jaw-dropping design of this staircase/escalator
will make you feel like you’re trapped inside a kaleidoscope! Plus, the modern make of the
building and its rooftop deck will also impress architectural connoisseurs.


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Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku is located at 4-30-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-
0001 and is open daily from 11am to 9pm. You can contact them at +81-3-3497-0418 or visit
their website. It’s a four to five-minute walk from the Harajuku Station (JR Yamanote Line), Meiji-jingumae Station (Chiyota/Fukutoshin Lines), or Omotesando Station (Chiyoda/Hanzomon/Ginza Lines).


How many of these Insta-worthy sites are you planning to check out when you head to Tokyo?


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