Ginza is a neighborhood loved by all Tokyoites. From fashion shops to gourmet and great architecture, Ginza packs everything you need in one glamourous area. That is to say, I totally recommend Ginza as an area to spend an afternoon in a lovely atmosphere. Most importantly, however, Ginza has many instagrammable photo spots that everyone should take advantage of. If you are looking for some awesome photo spots, where you can take some incredible shots for your fashion blog or instagram, Ginza should be your destination. Here are the best photo spots in Ginza:

1. Ginza Yon-chome Intersection

This intersection definitely deserves the number one place for best photo spots around Ginza. It is an always energetic spot, as many people pass through this area at any given time during the day. To be honest, taking good pictures here can be challenging sometimes, but it will definitely be worth it. During the evening, the intersection becomes even more photogenic, with all the neon lights.

Location: 4-9-13 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

I took the pictures below in collaboration with the cool and funny Tokyo photographer, Ivan (see his work here).


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2. Tokyu Plaza Ginza

The Tokyu Plaza Ginza is a landmark of Ginza. It is regarded like that because it is a great shopping and also an awesome gourmet spot. What many do not know is that the shopping mall has a secret photo spot, perfect for some panoramic portraits. The best photo spot is actually the rooftop of this amazing building. There, you can catch a great, panoramic view of Tokyo and also take a candid photo, like the one below.

Location:  5-2-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

tokyu plaza photo

3. Tokyo International Forum

This is an epic photo spot. If you go inside the building, you will be impressed by the incredible architecture and futuristic vibe. However, the photo spot I recommend in this here is the Hall D entrance. On the ground, right in front of the entrance, you can find some white, wide lights that will definitely offer you a futuristic and interesting background for your photo.

Location: 3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

International forum photo

4. Ginza It-chome

Ginza It-chome is a long street with many fashionable and glamorous stores. Some of the stores on the street can have awesome displays, which can become great photo spots and backgrounds for your photo.

Location: 1-7-12 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

The portraits below were taken by the bokeh photographer, Martin (see his work here).

Ginza photo

5. Ginza Inz

Ginza Inz is a department store and shopping area located near the train station. With the right photographer, you can take some really cool bokeh portraits, making use of the neon lights outside the building.

Location: 2-7 Yūrakuchō, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo


If you are looking for more fashion and portrait photography inspiration around Tokyo, check out also Best Photo Spots Shibuya and Best Photo Spots Harajuku.

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