What’s the best part about traveling? Taking photos, of course! Going all the way to a new country is so exciting that we bet you’re already thinking of the kind of photos you’ll be posting on your Instagram feeds. But instead of relying on your own photography skills, why not hire an actual professional photographer?

These vacation photographers in Tokyo won’t just give you the most incredible photos. They’ll also be able to tour you around the best and most photogenic parts of Tokyo! In fact, they’re not just photographers. They’re trusted cultural guides as well!

Without further ado, we present below our 12 best photographers in Tokyo that we highly recommend you to hire to capture your best travel moments! Remember, memories fade but photos last forever!

1. Tokyo Streets By Night

We start this selection of photographers with one of our most popular artist! AR is a Tokyo-based photographer that is specialised in night photography. During his photoshoot, he will take you to the bustlings streets of Shibuya and Shinjuku for an epic 1h and half photo session. He knows all the best spots in these 2 areas in Tokyo and he will even introduce some hidden spots that are quite difficult to find.

His photography style is urban and cinematic and you will get stunning shots that will blow up your Instagram! As he is very requested, we recommend you to book a session with him as soon as possible in order to secure your spot!

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2. Urban & Neon Night Photoshoot

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Our next photographer is KD, a young photographer that is becoming a rising star at Photo Trips. He also specialise in night photography in the photogenic streets of Tokyo. He covers one location during his photoshoot and he usually recommends Shinjuku. He will take pictures of you in popular alleys like Omoide Yokocho or with the neon lights of Kabukicho. He’s also open to go to Shibuya so it’s up to you where you want to go.

As you can see, his style of photography is edgy and futuristic which matches really well with Tokyo vibes.

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3. Couple Photoshoot In Tokyo With Jayson

Are you visiting Tokyo with your partner? Then, why not book a photoshoot to celebrate your love? JC would be the perfect option for that! He knows a lot of romantic photo spots in the city so he can recommend you the right location for what the atmosphere you are looking for. He can capture the best moments of special couple events too like a proposal, an engagement or a pre-wedding for example. He will go the extra mile and help you to plan everything so you can enjoy your photoshoot stress-free!

Just let him know what you want to do and he will make it happen!

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4. Traditional Kimono Photographer In Tokyo

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If you want a true cultural experience you’ll never forget, why not take photos in Tokyo while wearing kimonos? These traditional Japanese clothes will definitely add the perfect touch to the photos you take. Don’t worry, your photographer will help you get the perfect kimono as they know many kimono rental shops around the city.

One of the most popular location for this session is Asakusa, where you will find the oldest temple in Tokyo: Sensoji temple. Your photographer DF will take you to the most famous photo spots as well as a few hidden ones to get the most unique and stunning photos imaginable.

Wearing traditional kimonos add that cultural touch that will make your photos stand out even more so make sure you get one!

If you want to plan this photoshoot in another location, DF can recommend few other temples in Tokyo that are extremely photogenic and with less crowd. Check out for example this temple with the beautiful red torii gates.

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5. Cinematic Videoshoot In Tokyo

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We continue this list with a truly special way to capture your Tokyo memories. Instead of relying on mere photographs, why not go further and shoot a full-on cinematic travel video? Your photographer will film and produce a video around few minutes long that will capture all your travel moments. Even better, you can post it on your social media accounts!

Aside from the video, this package includes 5 high-quality professional photographs. You can shoot in the Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Asakusa areas–or you can ask your photographer to take you to another unique spot! We can hardly think of better ways to make your trip more memorable than by making a short film of your experiences.

Here’s an example of a video that he produced before:

If you prefer to create vertical videos to post as Instagram Reels for example, it’s totally possible! You can check out here one video YK have produced for Miss Belva, a popular influencer with 250k+ followers.

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6. Fun Family Photoshoot In Tokyo

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Visiting Tokyo with all your family? Hire SR and capture your best family moments in Tokyo! She has an extensive experience take pictures of families traveling to Japan and she knows great family friendly locations to take beautiful shots with your loved ones. No problem if you have young kids, she knows how to manage them to make sure everything goes as planned.

After the session, you will get both group pictures and individual pictures of your family members.

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7. Proposal Photoshoot With TG

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Planning to pop that “special question” during your trip to Tokyo? Then you better hire a professional like TG to capture every single moment! We can’t think of anything more special and romantic than proposing to the love of your life in an incredible country like Japan. Now that’s a way to make your trip super memorable!

Our photographer TG has tons of experience capturing proposals, so you can count on him to be skilled yet discreet. He also knows a lot of gorgeous spots all around Tokyo to make your proposal even more memorable. Whether you want ancient temples or natural landscapes as your background, He will guide you every step of the way. He also know plenty of cool spots that look great during nighttime, so you can plan your proposal however you want!

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You can find more similar photoshoots in this article about the best proposal photographers in Tokyo!

8. Kabukicho Red Light District Photoshoot

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Want something a little edgier? Then why not use one of Tokyo’s red-light districts as your backdrop! This is perfect if you want your photos to come out grittier and just a bit more exciting than the average Tokyo trip. Your photographer DD will guide you on some very unknown places in the Kabukicho area.

Don’t worry if you don’t know how to pose, DD has a lot of experience and he will teach you everything you need to know! Just relax and enjoy the thrill of the moment–we’re sure that excitement will show in the photos.

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9. Cyberpunk Night Photoshoot In Tokyo

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Speaking of nighttime photoshoots, what better way to take advantage of Tokyo’s cityscapes than by going on a cyberpunk-themed night photoshoot! Our Japanese photographer HY knows the best locations to capture the cool neon vibes of the city. You’ll definitely feel like you’ve been transported straight into the world of Akira or Blade Runner!

From Shinjuku, Shibuya, Asakusa, and more, HY will make sure you’ll be able to explore the most vibrant and jaw-dropping neon scenes all around Tokyo. This is definitely a cool and unique way to capture your travel memories!

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10. Kawaii Photoshoot In Harajuku

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Did you hear about the Kawaii culture? “Kawaii” actually means “cute” in Japanese and this is one of the most popular fashion style in Japan. And the best way to discover the Kawaii culture is to visit Harajuku, a unique neighbourhood in Tokyo.

Join our french photographer JB and visit the most Kawaii and pinky photo spots in Harajuku with him. He will take you to hidden places where you can take very special photos. Make sure you dress for the occasion with pink outfits, the official colour of Harajuku!

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11. Traditional Kawagoe Photoshoot

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If you want something a little more on the quiet and charming side, then why not go for a traditional-themed photoshoot in Kawagoe? Kawagoe is a small town located in the Saitama prefecture, just half an hour away from Ikebukuro Station. Despite being quite near from the hustling and bustling city of Tokyo, Kawagoe provides authentic and traditional vibes that will make you feel like you’ve gone back in time.

Explore this gorgeous little town with our local photographer MV while taking beautiful photos. If you want to make the experience even more special, why not rent a kimono while you’re at it? Just imagine how the photos will turn out in these gorgeous traditional clothes!

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12. Blade Runner Themed Photoshoot In Shibuya

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Did you watch the movie Blade Runner? Are you a big fan? Then, you should definitely join this Blade Runner themed photoshoot in Shibuya with our award winning photographer LB. He knows all the secret photo spots in Shibuya that will remind you the aesthetics of the movie and he will even lend you some accessories like these futuristic glasses!

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We hope you found our article on the best Tokyo photographers helpful! Which one are you most excited to hire? Let us know in the comments!

Memories are so fleeting. One of the only ways we can truly capture our travel memories is through photos and videos–so why not let a professional handle it! These photographers are not just skilled professionals, they are seasoned cultural guides that will take you to hidden places most tourists never even visit.

Planning to hire other photographers in Japan? Make sure you read our selection of the best photographers in Osaka and the best photographers in Kyoto.


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