Most Instagenic Spots In Japan

Here're most Instagenic places in all prefectures in Japan. There're many Instagram worthy spots you can get 'like' in your SNS, such as colorful lovely spots and beautiful scenery you must see once in your life. Then, we selected best Instagenic ones from 'special places to travel in Japan' that were posted in City's Pride by travelers and the locals who have actually been to there.

What's Instagenic?

In a photo-sharing application 'Instagram', Instagenic is used to mean attractive things or places that users can get many 'like'. Some tourist spots has come into the spotlight because they're Instagenic, and has gained more visitors than before. Traveling around Instagenic spots may be able to become the new style of your travel.

Hokkaido・Tohoku

Hokkaido

Panoramic Flower Gardens Shikisai-no-oka

Shikisai-no Oka is a famous scenic place in Biei, Hokkaido. The scenery of farm products and flowers on a hill is beautiful and bright like a colorful paints on a palette. A cart you can drive in the garden is also exciting!

Aomori

Inakadate Rice Plant Art

Inakadate Village is the birthplace of rice plant art. It's very impressive for us to see such a huge art made up by only rice that we eat everyday. You can enjoy the natural art changing its colors day by day.

Fukushima

Drooping Cherry-Tree at Kassenba

I introduce 'a weeping cherry tree in the battle site' in Fukushima, a Mecca of cherry trees standing alone. In this area, Miharu-taki cherry is famous though, its grandchild is this weeping cherry. I want you to visit here after seeing Miharu-taki cherry. Here's said to be a battle site of the old sanurais.

Hokuriku

Ishikawa

Higashi Chaya District

Higashi Chayagai District is the largest one of the three Chayagai Districts in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture. There're beautiful houses with traditional wooden fences and red walls. And they're very photogenic with Japanese Kimono! You can also enjoy lunch and cafe at Higashi Chayagai.

Fukui

Katuyama Dinosour Park

Katsuyama, Fukui is proud of the biggest number of fossils in Japan. Katsuyama Dino Park, you can meet the dinosaurs in the real sizes. Entering the woods, dinosaur's voices hear from somewhere, and you feel like being the age of them.

Toyama

Mandara Yuen

If you want to see the heaven before you die, visit 'Mandara Yuen' in Tateyama, Toyama. An egg-shaped dome at 'Heaven Zone' reproduces mother's womb. It was so comfortable that I became sleepy… It's a kind of supreme healing!

Kanto

Tokyo

Art Aquarium

The summer art event in Nihombashi is 'Art Aquarium' of goldfish. In 2017, the concept is 'The Sea God's Palace' and you can enjoy the gorgeous arts of goldfish. I was totally surprised at the coolness of Edo Tokyo in present-day.

Kanagawa

The Hakone Open Air Museum

You can play inside of 'Castle Of Soap Bubble'. 360℃ stained glass of 'Happiness Symphony Sculpture'. And also 'Picasso Exhibition', there are many arts that grownups and children can enjoy.

Chiba

Funabashi Andersen Garden

A motif of this garden is the children's story of H.C Andersen, a Dane author. In the large 30ha garden, you can enjoy the seasonal flowers and greens.

Ibaraki

Hitashi Seaside Park

Now, people from not only Japan but also all over the world visit here without a break. Miharashi Hills have proudly blooming nemophilas with so wonderful blue view at Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki. I want you all to visit here at least once, because it's the best one among tourist attractions.

Tochigi

Oya History Museum

This underground space like the world of game 'DRAGON QUEST' is a stone pit site and about 20,000 square meters. So, you might come across some DRAGON QUEST monsters!

Gunma

Fukiware Waterfall

Katashina Valley is located at the northeast of Gunma Prefecture. And Fukiware Waterfall running in the valley is a rare one that people look down. In autumn, the mountains around here change their colors. The beauty of the valley and the yellow leaves makes me release shutters.

Saitama

Hidaka Kinchakuda

At Kinchakuda in Hidaka city, the best place of gregarious cluster amaryllis in Japan. Every year in autumn, they blooms all together to wrap the whole surface with a burning red. The mysterious but beautiful scenery attracts people strongly.

Koshinetsu

Nagano

Matsumoto City Museum of Art

Matsumoto city museum of art in Nagano exhibits many arts by Kusama Yayoi who came from Matsumoto. And in front of the entrance, her work 'The Visionary Flowers' welcomes visitors.

Yamanashi

Fuji Shibazakura Festival

Japan's No.1 Mt.Fuji as a background, Fuji Shibazakura (moss pink) Festival directs the best scenery in spring. Pink of shibazakura and blue sky make a good contrast. They hold this event from the end of April to May every year. How many times I see this scene, it's always magnificent!

Tokai

Shizuoka

Tsumekisaki Park

With a beautiful Cobalt Blue Sea in Izushimoda, Suzaki Peninsula's Tsumekisaki Garden is a gregarious spot of as many as 3 million wild narcissuses. Enjoy the New Year's walk on the sea side wrapped in sweet scent. Narcissus Festival is held till the beginning of February.

Aichi

Atsumi Peninsula

The best beach in Aichi where surfers get together before dawn. The gold sunlight reflecting the surface makes me feel the beginning of the day. A poet Shimazaki Toson wrote 'Yashi-no mi (a cocoanut)' in Atsumi Peninsula as its scene. Here is wrapped up in the warm atmosphere like southern country.

Kansai

Shiga

Metasequoia Street

At Makino Highland, located in the north of Lake Biwa. As many as 500 trees of metasequoia line up along the street of 2.5km. Enjoy the different expressions of each season, like lush greens in spring and summer, the splendor of the leaves in autumn and the snowy scene of white branches in winter.

Kyoto

Shouju-in Temple

Shoju-in Temple is now a topic of conversation. One of the reason is this Inome Window with attractive fresh greens. Inome means heart shape and brings good fortune, then it has been used since the ancient times! What is more, at the same drawing room, there're 160 beautiful painting on the ceiling to delight the visitors.

Nara

Houki-ji Temple

Houki-ji Temple is a world heritage and has an oldest three-storied pagoda in Japan. Many camera-lovers get together to take pictures of the pagoda glowing in the setting sun! In autumn, colorful cosmos are in full bloom at fallow fields around the temple, so you can see the pagoda in collaboration with cosmos!

Wakayama

Wakayama Marina City

Located in Wakayama Marina City, PORTO EUROPE is a very fashionable and photogenic place that imitates the townscape of France and Italy. Because its entrance fee is free, there're many people who enjoy taking pictures.

Osaka

Senri-gawa River Bank

Near Itami Airport, at the bank of Senri River, you can enjoy the powerful planes landing and taking off at close range. I even get scared when the landing plane passes just above my head.

Hyogo

Awaji Yumebutai

Together with foliage plants and orchids, the water's edge and other displays are totally produced. Every corner of the large glasshouse surrounded by vivid color flowers and greens is so photogenic! Let's wear a colorful dress and take beautiful pictures here!

Chugoku

Tottori

Togo-ike Lake

At Togo-ike Lake, yotsude-ami, a traditional way of net fishing using a hut to pull the net, is still carried out now. It shows us the very moving scene of the setting sun over the lake. The shape of the lake looks like a crane spreading its wings.

Shimane

Izumo Taisha Shrine

Izumo Taisha Shrine is the best-known tourist destination in Shimane. I want you to see the Shime-nawa at Kagura-den. This is proud of it’s the biggest range of the size in Japan and welcomes the visitors by the strong presence.

Okayama

Mt.Ojigadake

With some big and small strange stones on its slope, Mt.Ojigadate is a scenic spot in Okayama. It's very thrilling to stand on the stone and overlook the panoramic view of Seto Inland Sea, but so beautiful that I can't describe. Of course, you can see also from safer places.

Hiroshima

Kousanji Museum

At Ikuchi Island of Shimanami Coastal Road, Kousanji Museum has a white and huge marble art created by a sculptor active in Italy. Enjoy the photogenic space with the island's beautiful scenery.

Yamaguchi

Tsunoshima Ohashi Bridge

Tsunoshima Ohashi Bridge is on the north of Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Pref. It's the third longest bridge that connects an isolated island without a fee. The beautiful cobalt blue sea is spreading under the bridge.

Shikoku

Kagawa

Shodoshima Olive Park

Located at Shodoshima Olive Park, The Greek Windmill was built as a proof of a sister island to Milos Island. And this windmill facing to the beautiful Seto Inland Sea and surrounded with olive trees is a best place to take pictures in Shodoshima Island.

Tokushima

Otuka Museum of Art

It's a reproduction of Scrovegni Chapel whose genuine is in Padova, Italy. The paintings on the whole surface of the wall and the solemn atmosphere are not just a replica. Wedding ceremony can be arranged here.

Ehime

Enman-ji Temple

Located at Dogo Onsen Town, Enman-ji Temple has a big statue of Jizo, and you can take a grace for long life, avoiding fire accidents and what's more, good fortune for love. You can make a wish with colorful 'Omusubi-dama'

Kochi

Kashiwa-jima Bathing Beach

Kashiwa-jima Island is located at the westernmost of Kochi Pref. People say the clear emerald sea isn't worse than Okinawa's, or more like the Mediterranean. It was not easy to go there, but I could enjoy like being a paradise.

Kyushu・Okinawa

Fukuoka

Sakurai Futamigaura

Sakurai Futami-ga-ura seashore is a best abserving spot of the sun set in Fukuoka. You can see the meoto iwa (a pair of rocks like a hasband and wife) together with the setting sun.

Oita

Beppu Jigoku (Onsen Source) Tour

Oita is a representative onsen prefecture in Japan. And in Beppu, you can enjoy visiting the hot spring sources, called Jigoku (hell) in Japanese. The colorful Jigoku, and greenhouse that uses the geothermal heat, there are many places to see.

Nagasaki

Glover Garden

Thomas Glover was a excellent trading merchant and lived in the house that is the oldest western style wooden building and a national important cultural property. I felt a history of successful man in the house.

Saga

Nanatsugama Caves

In Saga, Nanatsu-gama has lots of strange shaped basalt called columnar jointing. And there're seven sea caves literally as its name Nanatsu-gama (seven pots), you can see the great nature art that makes us feel something sacred.

Kumamoto

Nabegataki Falls

Oguni-machi in Kumamoto, there's a waterfall named Nabe-ga Taki. The scene of water falling widely is like a white curtain, and creates a mysterious scenery. Furthermore, it's a rare waterfall that you can see the opposite side.

Miyazaki

Sunmesse Nichinan

Sunmesse Nichinan is the only place in the world to reproduce Moai by permission of Easter Island. Behind the seven moai statures, the grand ocean of Nichinan extends so far, and you can have a feeling of a southern country.

Kagoshima

Yuriga-hama Beach In Yoron Island

In Kagoshima, I find much more beautiful scenery than those of southern resort in other countries.

Okinawa

Hateruma Port

From the breakwater at Hateruma Port, you can have a whole view of Nishi Beach and breathtaking beautiful ocean spreads in fromt of your eyes. To spend easily on the breakwater and gaze into the ocean is so luxury time I have ever had. You may meet sea turtles♪