Tokyo's best Instagram accounts for major travel inspiration

Feb 20 2019, 9:34 pm

It’s not as if you need much convincing to book a flight to Tokyo.

But if you’re hit with some serious wanderlust and need some images of Japan’s beautiful capital to tide you over till your next trip — we’ve got the goods for you.

Tokyo has got to be one of the best places in the world for photo opportunities, whether or not we’re talking about adorable cafés and desserts, cityscapes, or historic sites. And don’t even get us started on the brief few weeks during the spring when the cherry blossoms, or “hanami” bloom — absolutely next-level.

Daily Hive Mapped has curated a Tokyo travel guide to show you where to drinkthings to doneighbourhoods to explore, and now, it’s time to start gearing up for your trip to Tokyo with some major inspiration, courtesy of these Instagram accounts.

@tokyofashion

 

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Tokyo will always remain a mecca for style inspiration, embracing numerous unique subcultures. The Japanese capital is also home to some of the most influential designers of our time. Tokyo Fashion features daily updates and images of the latest Japanese fashion trends, as well as features of fashionistas along the streets of Harajuku, Shibuya, and other areas of Tokyo.

@tokyoluxey

 

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Sharing images from influencers and travellers from around the world, Tokyo Luxey is your go-to destination for images of luxurious travel around Japan’s capital. Often sharing seasonal photos of Tokyo, you can expect to be flooded with shots of hanami trees during cherry blossom season, vibrant fall leaves during the autumn, and Tokyo blanketed with snow during the winter.

@_tuck4

 

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Based in Japan, Takashi Yasui is a freelance artist with a beautiful Instagram account showing the beauty of the city and its surroundings. For a whole different side of Japan, his page is your go-to — you can’t scroll through his page without experiencing some serious wanderlust!

@yuma1983

 

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One of Tokyo’s best street photographers, Yuma Yamashita manages to capture areas outside of the city as well as the busy city streets. See the beauty of izakaya lanterns in small alleyways, to moody images of the night sky above Mt Fuji. Few other Instagram account shows off the colours and tones of Tokyo as well as him.

@hirozzzz

 

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Hiroaki Fukuda is a photographer based in Tokyo, however, his Instagram feed features snaps from his travels all around the world. Follow his feed for both beautiful landscapes of Tokyo (the city is insanely aesthetic), as well as stunning portraits in various locations around the city.

@rolaofficial

 

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Japan’s it-girl, Rola is a fashion model, television personality, actress, and singer, and boasts a whopping five million followers on Instagram. Her feed showcases her glamorous life in the entertainment industry — and if it doesn’t make you want to go to Tokyo and experience everyday life, we don’t know what will.

@teamlab.planets

 

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The official Instagram page of teamLab Planets, a digital art museum in Tokyo consisting of several installations of virtual experiences. Their feed features stunning images (some reposted from visitors) of their immersive installations. It’s a must-visit in Tokyo for visitors, and once you have a look their official Instagram page, you’ll be convinced.

@keisuke_adc08

 

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Keisuke is a 20-year-old photographer from Tokyo, whose images have been featured on Hypebeast. His moody, dark, images of Tokyo show the bright lights and colours of the city, and his Instagram feed will without a doubt make you want to fly out to Tokyo and experience the mesmerizing night scene the city has to offer.

@tokyosweetsproject

 

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You know we had to include at least one food-focused Instagram account on here. With Tokyo being known for all things sweet and “kawaii,” Tokyo Sweets Project introduces all the goodies you can find around town. Major food inspiration here!

@kohki

 

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Kohki is a photographer based in Tokyo, and not only does he post stunning images of the city, but he also manages the Instagram page for Discover Tokyo (featured below). For breathtaking images of Mt Fuji that will have you questioning if it’s real life— he’s your go to.

@discovertokyo

 

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View a collection of the very best images of Tokyo on Discover Tokyo’s Instagram feed, from images showcasing the heart of the bustling Shibuya to the quiet, serene temples around the city. If there was any doubt in your mind about paying a visit to the futuristic world that is Tokyo, here’s the Instagram feed to convince you.

Is that enough Tokyo inspiration for you? Share your favourite Instagram accounts with us by tagging @dailyhivemapped.