Travel and Photography Guides for Japan

Japans best photo locations

Welcome to your complete guide to discovering Japan’s beautiful scenery, lively cities, and rich cultural history. Japan is a popular vacation destination that keeps drawing people from all over the world. No matter if this is your first time in Japan or you’ve been many times before, our complete travel guide is full of useful information, must-see sights, and expert tips to help you find the best of the country.

Start your trip through Japan’s busy cities, like Tokyo and Osaka, where modern technology meets old customs. Find out what the ancient temples and shrines in Kyoto are hiding, and enjoy the peaceful beauty of Japan’s countryside, from the views of Mount Fuji to the calm shores of Okinawa. Our guide covers everything, from the famous cherry blossom season that people all over the country enjoy to the snow-covered hills of Hokkaido, which offer the best skiing in the world.

Explore with us the unique mix of history and modernity that makes Japan what it is. This guide promises an unforgettable trip through one of the world’s most interesting places, from the brightly lit streets of Tokyo to the classic beauty of Kyoto’s geisha neighborhoods. Get ready to be amazed by Japan’s magic, where every turn brings new surprises and every moment becomes a treasured memory.

Nara Park at Autumn Momiji

Nara Park Photography Guide

Japan’s Nara Park is a photographer’s dream come true year-round, offering a mesmerizing blend of history, environment, and wildlife with a lot of great photo locations. But this charming place really comes alive in the enchanted fall foliage season, when the surrounding countryside is a riot of red, gold, and amber hues. The park’s old trees, which include imposing gingkos and stately maples, change into a captivating tapestry of hues that makes for an exquisite background for any kind of photo.

The best photo spots are located in Nara, including the tranquil grounds of Kasuga Taisha Shrine, where vermillion-colored torii gates frame the landscape and the surrounding forest transforms into a sea of fiery leaves. These are among the most famous locations for photographing the splendor of autumn. The serene Isuien Garden, where well-kept landscapes meld perfectly with nature’s seasonal show, is another must-see spot.

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Train Station in Tokyo Taito

Tokyo Photography Guide to the best photo spots (incl. map)

Tokyo in Japan is a lively city with an abundance of photographic chances for street photographers. There is something for everyone, from the famed Shibuya Crossing to the hidden alleyways of Omoide Yokocho. One of the finest aspects of Tokyo is that it can be visited at any time of year, with each season bringing its own distinct appeal. The cherry blossoms bloom in the spring, and the streets of Nakano come alive with pink colours. Tokyo is the best venue for amazing street photography, whether you are a seasoned photographer or just starting out. In this article, we’ll look at the top Tokyo photo spot locations, such as the Restaurant at Shiinamachi Station, Tokyo Tower from the Roppongi Sky Deck, Nakano Streets, Omoide Yokocho, and Shibuya Crossing.
Get ready to capture the perfect shots in Tokyo with our photography guide to the 10 most epic photo spots, uncover the best locations to make your Instagram pop!
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Best photo spots of Mount Fuji

Best photo spots and photo locations at Mount Fuji

This travel and photography guide will introduce you to the best photo spots and photo locations around Mt. Fuji and inspire you with great photos to travel this area. Especially the area around Lake Kawaguchi and the city of Fujiyoshida provides you with tons of epic photo locations to travel to and photograph. Take this tour to the famous Chureito Pagoda and the Momiji Tunnel in the autumn, and don’t miss the view point at Honcho Street. Be sure to visit the area with a car to be able to visit other lakes like Lake Tanuki, Lake Saiko, and Lake Shoji, which provide you with absolutely great views of Mt. Fuji.
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Cherry Blossom Photo Location Guide for Tokyo

Greetings from Tokyo’s lovely cherry blossom world—a photographer’s paradise. Each spring, the city is transformed into a dreamy pink and white canvas, providing a captivating sight for both amateur and professional photographers. We’ll look at the best spots in Tokyo to take pictures to preserve the ephemeral beauty of sakura season in this blog post. Every place, from well-known landmarks to undiscovered treasures, provides a different setting to capture the enchanted bloom of cherry blossoms. These photo locations promise to deliver breathtaking images for your travel and photography expedition, regardless of whether you’re carrying a DSLR or simply your smartphone. Now let’s explore the best places to take stunning cherry blossom pictures in Tokyo, one of the most vibrant cities on Earth, as we immerse ourselves in the city’s sakura splendor.
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View on Shibuya Crossing from Shibuya Sky, Tokyo, Japan

Shibuya Photography Guide to the best photo spots

Tucked away in the energetic centre of Tokyo in Japan, Shibuya is a hive of activity, culture, and never-ending movement. The busy streets and unique landmarks of Shibuya provide an ideal canvas for any enthusiastic photographer looking to capture the spirit of modern Japan. This neighbourhood offers a rainbow of photo spots just waiting to be discovered, from the well-known Shibuya Crossing to the calm serenity of Sakura Street. View below a map with the best photo locations and photo spots in Shibuya.
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Hakone photo location at sunrise with view on Mount Fuji - Japan

Hakone Photography Guide with the most epic photo locations

Through the lens of a photographer, we’ll show you the beautiful views of Hakone in depth. This photography guide will help you find the beautiful sights that make Hakone a photographer’s dream with information about Hakone photo spots and photo locations, including map, best times and important tips. We’ll go through the best places to take photos, from the famous Hakone Torii to the spectacular Winding Road and the stunning Mount Fuji Viewpoint, and give you lots of information about each one. We’ll give you photography tips and suggestions for gear that will help your pictures tell the story of Hakone’s timeless beauty. Come with us on this visual tour of one of Japan’s most beautiful places, where every click captures the magic of the place.
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Tokyo Tower - View from Azabudai Hills Skylobby

Azabudai Hills Sky Lobby – New viewpoint for Tokyo Tower

Welcome to the Azabudai Hills Sky Lobby, Tokyo’s newest and most beautiful view! The brand-new photo spot is right in the middle of Japan’s busy capital city. It’s quickly becoming a must-see for both serious shooters and leisure tourists. With its stunning view of the famous Tokyo Tower, the Sky Lobby is more than just a place to look out over the city. It’s a way to capture the lively spirit of Tokyo. The Azabudai Hills Sky Lobby is a great viewpoint to take pictures, whether you’re a professional photographer looking to add some beautiful cityscapes to your collection or a tourist wanting to remember your time in Tokyo forever. We’ll talk about what makes this place unique and give you tips on how to get the most out of your trip. Get ready to be mesmerized by the stunning views and artistic possibilities at Tokyo’s newest photo spot!
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Nakano at Sakura from the Katayamaritsu Bridge

Nakano Photography Guide at Cherry Blossom / Sakura

Capture the magic of cherry blossom season in Tokyo’s Nakano district with this photography guide to the most stunning photo spots!
In Tokyo, spring is a time of year when opulent Sakura trees bloom, covering all parts of the city in a sea of pink and white. There are numerous famous spots in Tokyo where you may see this natural beauty, but the Nakano area is a must-see for cherry blossom fans that are looking for a less crowds. During the cherry blossom season, the district’s main thoroughfare is lined with cherry trees, creating for a magnificent spectacle.
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Bromo in Java

20 photos that will make you travel Asia

Have you always wanted to visit Asia, but you’re not sure where to begin planning your trip? No need to look any further! We have collected a compilation of 20 stunning photographs that will make you want to pack your bags and go throughout the magnificent and varied continent of Asia. These pictures will give you an idea of some of the many different cultures and things to do that are available in Asia. They will take you from the verdant rice terraces and waterfalls of Indonesia to the crowded streets of Seoul, South Korea.
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Experience the beauty and serenity of Kinkaku-ji - the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, Japan

5 most incredible temples and shrines in Kyoto

Kyoto is one of the most beautiful cities in Japan, if not the world. It is best known for its abundance of historic temples and shrines. You could easily be overwhelmed trying to find the most beautiful ones as there are just too many. Especially if you only spend a few days in Kyoto, you should focus on the highlights. So we’ve put together a list of the top five temples and shrines that we hope will help you plan your trip. The most popular temples in Kyoto include the Kiyomizu-dera, perched on a cliff overlooking the city, the Fushimi Inari Shrine with its long rows of red torii gates, the Enkou-ji Temple with its stunning gardens, the Kinkaku-ji Temple, also known as the “Golden Pavilion”, and the Ginkaku-ji Temple, also known as the “Silver Pavilion”. You should’t miss in any case these travel & photography spots during your time in Kyoto.
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