I always feel lucky to be living in a world-famous metropolitan city called Tokyo. And obviously, there are many perks that come with it, one of them being a blogger’s ideal photo shoot heaven. It is one of the most convenient cities to take those edgy street-style photos, no matter the genre. Out of all the uniquely different areas in central Tokyo, Shibuya has to be my absolute favorite. I never cease to find new hidden gems for sick backdrops that give my outfits the extra oomph they need. Read on to learn the 3 reason why you should take your blog photos in Shibuya, Tokyo.
3 Reasons why you should take your blog photos in Shibuya
- Shibuya is the ultimate playground for a variety of graffiti art, hidden alleyways, and just anything that screams “street style.” ストリートスタイルが好きな人には、渋谷はちょっとしたストリートアートや穴場スポットが豊富は遊園地。As you can see from these set of photos, it really isn’t hard to find street art in all forms, whether it’s a colorful illustration on a random wall, or a minimal piece of graffiti art. If you’re new to Shibuya, it doesn’t hurt to take some time before a photo shoot to scout some cool backdrops that will go with your outfit. And there are so many hidden side streets that you don’t want to miss either.
- The world-famous Shibuya Scramble. 渋谷スクランブルはマスト。I say world famous because every time I cross the Scramble intersection, I ALWAYS see tourists trying to take a decent photo amongst the crazy hustle bustle. I’ve taken photos here a couple times because the intersection is blocked off for pedestrians when it’s a red light, meaning you don’t have to worry about cars. Also, the colorful buildings make for a perfect Tokyo-like backdrop whether you’re shooting in the daytime or at night. Another reason why this spot is convenient is because most of the shows during Tokyo Fashion Week take place at Shibuya Hikarie, which is located on the other side of Shibuya station. Great spot to take some sweet outfit photos if you ask me.
- You can find photo shoot props that you can’t find elsewhere, i.e. the vending machines. 他にはない、背景として使えるものが沢山ある。例えば、自動販売機。Especially in Shibuya Center-gai, where most of the shopping is at. While it’s fun to take photos in the middle of one of the streets, I like to find a row of vending machines to act as a colorful backdrop for my photos sometimes. It makes for some quirky & unique photos if that’s the kind of style you’re going for. For some photos of the Center-gai area, check out this blog.
Did you find this post helpful? For more examples of photography taken in the Shibuya area, check out my outfit posts here and here.
Wearing Acuod by Chanu mask, Fenty x Puma hoodie, BDG skinny jeans (Urban Outfitters), Dr. Martens boots
All photos by Fu Sheng Wang
This spot sound so perfect for any blogger lol!! I definitely need to write this place down for when I visit Japan one day this year. The photos are absolutely amazing as always! They loo so editorial
I had no idea there was this neighborhood in Tokyo. I like the graffiti makes for unique photos. I’m intrigued about taking photos at the busy intersection. Very informative post – and great pics! I’ll have my entire trip planned via your blog. Thanks Samantha.
I’m glad you found this post helpful!
My biggest problem in Glasgow is locations and rain. Honestly we sometimes drive for hours trying to find a decent spot. All the buildings aren’t as photogenic. Can I come there haha?
Come on over! haha
Your photos always make me want to fly to Tokyo and do some photography work there!! Dope! And how fly is that mouthpiece you have on!! You are always on some different level and I love it!!!!
This definitely reminds me of some of the urban streets in soho and lower east side of manhattan. Your photos came out great and I love how edgy but stylish you look 🙂
you seriously take some of the best photos i’ve seen in japan! i love this grungy/gritty look and actually my boyfriend and i have been looking for a similar location like this out here in the desert. as you might imagine it’s not very easy lol so i may just have to make my way out there! 😉 xo, sharon
You look so fierce in these pics! Shibuya looks and sounds awesome! Absolutely the perfect backdrop for your edgy street style vibe.
I will love to visit Tokyo and for sure take lots of street art photos! It looks like Shibuya is such a cool place. Thank you for such an amazing post, I will keep in mind Shibuya for when I visit Japan! great outfit!
Happy weekend, Samantha!
Awesome photo shoot, that’s really creative!! Love the graphic hoodie!
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How amazing to live in such a vibrant and bustling city. Melbourne has some cool spots too and I should utilise them more, just hard trying to work out a time with my photographer BFF hahaha! But we’ve pretty much exhausted all the “cool” spots near her area so I think we’re going to have to start making time
You impressed me always . Nice post and thanks to all infos about Shibuya. Keep motivated and cultivate you’re creativity.
She definitely makers a great photographer, and your style fits right in. I love the grafetti backgrounds.
wow this place is so cool! i can totally see why you must take photos there! great to know 🙂 thanks for sharing hun!
So cool, Mariko san!!
That mask is so great on you!
I also love to take a photo shoot at Shibuya!
Flashback delight, today 3 years ago ^^
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