Japan. A place where the ultra-modern collides with ancient tradition, iconic cityscapes merge with peaceful countryside, and the world’s most beloved cultural quirks live and thrive; travel to this corner of the globe and you’ll feel like you’ve both stepped back in time and propelled yourself forward into an unrecognisable future. It’s a place of stark contrast, a highly photogenic destination brimming with beauty, and thus it lends itself perfectly to Instagram.
Our favorite platform for some visual inspiration and local insight, we decided it was high time we let you in on our favorite Japan-based accounts. So, capturing everything from the bizarre to the beautiful – these are the Instagrammers that you need to follow.
See through the eyes of @_tuck4 – a freelance artist that’s based in Osaka but often travelling across the country to capture stunning pictures like this one. Channelling a somewhat cosmopolitan vibe, this feed offers an authentic and artistic view of life in Japan.
Now for something a little more spiritual. @feel_kiyomizudera is an account run by none other than Kyoto’s Kiyomizudera temple. From cherry blossom to chants, this feed offers an ideal visual antidote to the stresses of city living. And breathe…
Hello natural beauty. An account that’s dedicated to capturing Mount Fuji in all her glory, day and night, your wanderlust will no doubt be ignited by the incredible shots that @a_aizawa painstakingly captures on a regular basis.
Talented and Tokyo based – this is yet another feed that knows how to curate the ultimate cosmopolitan collection. One of our favourite posts this year—not much can beat a sunset over that sky-scraping skyline.
Kyoto is a magical place of winding lanes, hidden houses and hurried walks to secret meetings. It’s a place that’ll take you back to a bygone era, and we feel this photo perfectly captures the city’s ethereal atmosphere. Beyond Kyoto, you’ll find the whole @hirozzzz feed manages to clearly communicate a sense of Japan’s magic, so this is a must-follow.