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.
All photos by Fu Sheng Wang