Tokyo - Photographers in Japan

Tokyo is a metropolis famous for the synergy between its state-of-the-art technology and traditional culture. Packed with things to do, you can explore skyscrapers, visit traditional shrines, and stroll along botanical gardens all within a short few hours. And this kind of environment is the perfect place for a Japanese photoshoot. Imagine: Tokyo photos for your pre wedding, engagement photo shoot, or couples portrait photography. You’ll get a diverse array of scenery, and capture the essence of tradition and innovation in a single shot. If you’re planning a destination wedding and honeymoon in Tokyo, or just looking to hire a freelance Tokyo photographer, look no further. We’ll provide you a unique opportunity that will leave you--and your friends--talking for a long time.

Perfect locations for your shoot in Tokyo

Tokyo is a treasure chest full of the unique, the modern, and the beautiful.
You have so many choices for locations, it’s hard to choose just one! But be careful—we recommend 1 location per hour of shooting in order to get the best shots with each scenery. Many couples tend to focus on famous, well-known Tokyo destinations: Tokyo Tower, Shibuya Crossing, and Meiji Shrine (just to name a few). If you’re looking to have a truly “Tokyo” experience, these are perfect locations for your shoot. Check out some Tokyo pictures below!

Pre Wedding Photo in Tokyo taken by Natsumetic Photography

Pre Wedding Photo (Tokyo Tower) by Natsumetic Photography

One of the biggest landmarks of Tokyo is Skytree — Photo by YEWKONG Photography

The tallest landmarks in Tokyo is the Tokyo Skytree — Photo by YEWKONG Photography

Top 5 Popular Photo Shoot Locations 

1. Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Skytree

Dramatic photo with the Tokyo Tower — Photo by 2 of us photography

Dramatic photo with the Tokyo Tower — Photo by 2 of us photography

Tokyo Skytree is one of the largest observations towers in the world — Photo by YEWKONG Photography

Tokyo Skytree is one of the tallest observations towers in the world — Photo by YEWKONG Photography


The two observation towers are popular among locals and tourists alike. Though Tokyo Skytree is close to double the height of Tokyo Tower, both are optimal romantic photo shoot locations for couples. 

2. Shibuya Crossing (Tokyo, Japan)

The busy crossing is beautiful at all times of the day — Photo by 2 of us photography

The busy crossing is fun to see at all times of the day — Photo by 2 of us photography

Can you guess how many people cross the Shibuya scramble? — Photo by An'z Photo

Can you guess how many people cross the Shibuya scramble daily? — Photo by An'z Photo

Well known to visitors to Japan, this crosswalk is an incredibly popular spot for pictures. The Shibuya Crossing is even rumored to be the busiest crosswalk in the world. Whether a bird's eye view or in the "scramble" itself, you can always expect a bustling, fun photo.

3. Yoyogi Park (Tokyo, Japan)

Beautiful couple at the park — Photo by Layla Shibukawa Photography

Happy couple at the park — Photo by Layla Shibukawa Photography

Japan's parks have much to offer at any season — Photo by Green Tea Photography

One of Tokyo's largest parks, Yoyogi park is located close to the Meiji-jingu Shrine. Whether you're visiting for the sakura (cherry blossoms) or autumn leaves, every season has something to offer!

4. Shinjuku Gyoen  (Tokyo, Japan)

The Shinjuku Gyoen National park has many different gardens — Photo by ecoo

The Shinjuku Gyoen National park has many different gardens — Photo by ecoo


The park is also known to have many different types of trees and flowers — Photo by YEWKONG Photography

The park is also known to have different types of trees and flowers — Photo by YEWKONG Photography


Known for having an amazing garden, the Shinjuku Gyoen National Park is a romantic spot for photos. The park was completed in the early 1900s and offers different types of gardens from Japanese to European styles.  

5. Meiji-jingu Shrine (Tokyo, Japan)

Snowy shot at the famous Meiji Shrine — Photo by 37framesphotography

Snowy shot at the famous Meiji Shrine — Photo by 37framesphotography

Romantic photo at the shrine — Photo by SUNBLOOM (KIKU)

Romantic photo at the shrine — Photo by SUNBLOOM (KIKU)

This Shinto shrine is open to all visitors and is host to many celebrations and ceremonies year round. Located right next to Harajuku Station and Yoyogi Park, the Meiji-jingu Shrine has tranquil walkways for visitors to experience. 

Or... Do you have a special theme you’re planning? There’s a long list of traditional Japanese gardens, cityscapes, and traditional streets hidden in Tokyo’s nooks and crannies.

Interested in hearing more? Check out our article: Tokyo Photo Spot Inspiration

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