Few places in the world are as alluring as Japan when it comes to street photography. The neon alleyways of Tokyo, Osaka, and other major cities provide perfect opportunities for evocative night photography, while the bustling trains and intersections offer an infinite source of inspiration for those looking for some snaps in the daylight hours.

In homage to the country's reputation as a street photographer's paradise, Bored Panda has compiled this list containing some of the best street snaps we could find. In it you'll see work from reputed street photographers such as Masashi Wakui and Takeshi Yasui, as well as many others. If you've never been to Japan then these pictures will make you want to go. And if you have been before then they'll make you want to go again. Just don't forget your camera!

#1

Japan Street Photography

Akihiro Nagashima Report

varwenea
Community Member
3 years ago

So lovely. Petals overhead and petals floating on the canal...

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#2

Japan Street Photography

Masashi Wakui Report

aschoo
Community Member
3 years ago

reminds me to blade runner

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#3

Japan Street Photography

Takashi Yasui Report

Meeow
Community Member
3 years ago

The most haunted Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine in Kyoto, Japan

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#4

Japan Street Photography

Yuma Yamashita Report

Fire Bird
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like she's floating

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#5

Japan Street Photography

Kaitaro Kobayashi Report

Laura Ingles.
Community Member
3 years ago

So many floors,colours and doors....

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#6

Japan Street Photography

belovedstraycat Report

Pi...
Community Member
3 years ago

Aw. Poor things. I hope they get warm food and a cozy place to spend cold nights. :'(

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#7

Japan Street Photography

Masato Mukoyama Report

Miranda Miranda
Community Member
3 years ago

Like wallpaper in pc..

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#8

Japan Street Photography

Hirokazu Toda Report

Silent Skeleton
Community Member
3 years ago

her earbuds made it kinda look like she was holding one of the balloons at first glance haha

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#9

Japan Street Photography

İlhan Eroglu Report

James Floyd
Community Member
3 years ago

I've been living in Japan for the last 10 years and narrow roads and shops and homes still stun me, particularly in hot spring towns.

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#10

Japan Street Photography

Lee Chapman Report

Superluminal1
Community Member
3 years ago

Sad juxtaposition.

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#11

Japan Street Photography

Jiratto Report

Lorraine
Community Member
3 years ago

Takeshita Street! :)

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#12

Japan Street Photography

Lee Chapman Report

Laura Ingles.
Community Member
3 years ago

Everyday must be a struggle....

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#13

Japan Street Photography

Peter Stewart Report

Evelyn Wong
Community Member
3 years ago

Riken Yamamoto Apartments

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#14

Japan Street Photography

masayoshi naito Report

Bhilis
Community Member
3 years ago

This is absolutely amazing!

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#15

Japan Street Photography

Shin Noguchi Report

Özge Demirci
Community Member
3 years ago

beautiful!

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#16

Japan Street Photography

Takashi Yasui Report

Jonathan Mansell
Community Member
3 years ago

Wish the person was standing in the center of the tile!

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#17

Japan Street Photography

Yuma Yamashita Report

home_with_you
Community Member
3 years ago

very nice!

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#18

Japan Street Photography

Kaitaro Kobayashi Report

Lisa Bhardwaj
Community Member
3 years ago

I've been there: Shibuya crossing, spectacular at night time - like Picadilly Circus on speed! It's often seen in movies too or documentaries where they want to show somewhere busy.

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#19

Japan Street Photography

Nicolas Datiche Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Nice composition and contrasts.

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#20

Japan Street Photography

Tatsuo Suzuki Report

Jamal W
Community Member
3 years ago

What ever is in the bag cost a pretty penny lmao i wouldn't let go either!!

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#21

Japan Street Photography

Hanson Mao Report

maryhadalittlelamb
Community Member
3 years ago

wow.. out of an anime scene

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#22

Japan Street Photography

Takashi Yasui Report

Hannah Hollowell
Community Member
3 years ago

With the sun, just... perfect

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#23

Japan Street Photography

Yoshinori Mizutani Report

Alan Ma
Community Member
3 years ago

Find that hard to believe one person crossing road in Japan

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#24

Japan Street Photography

Masashi Wakui Report

Putro Harnowo
Community Member
3 years ago

Splendid

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#25

Japan Street Photography

Tatsuo Suzuki Report

Laura Ingles.
Community Member
3 years ago

Underpaid and over worked....

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#26

Japan Street Photography

Lee Chapman Report

Hélène Marcelin
Community Member
3 years ago

Having so little and sharing

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#27

Japan Street Photography

Yusuke Sakai Report

Silvia Yiyi
Community Member
3 years ago

😍❤️

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#28

Japan Street Photography

andrea maini Report

Šu Ma
Community Member
3 years ago

best one imo

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#29

Japan Street Photography

Michael Chandler Report

Eva Tóthová
Community Member
3 years ago

Japanese: the only nation that is not mocked for wearing socks in sandals :D

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#30

Japan Street Photography

Lee Chapman Report

Thea Evans
Community Member
3 years ago

Not bathing. Just enjoying family time in a "hot tub".

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#31

Japan Street Photography

Yusuke Sakai​ Report

Bhilis
Community Member
3 years ago

Love the angle!

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#32

Japan Street Photography

Lukasz Kazimierz Palka Report

Putro Harnowo
Community Member
3 years ago

Some awe

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#33

Japan Street Photography

Tatsuo Suzuki Report

Bhilis
Community Member
3 years ago

What a great eye

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#34

Japan Street Photography

Takashi Yasui Report

Speranta Regasire
Community Member
3 years ago

Magnificent!

#35

Japan Street Photography

Danilo Dungo Report

Herbert Nenenger
Community Member
3 years ago

cool shot

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#36

Japan Street Photography

Lee Chapman Report

pim sukkerd
Community Member
3 years ago

Great compositions!

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#37

Japan Street Photography

Yuma Yamashita Report

Pamela Beuret
Community Member
3 years ago

Guess the main character XD

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#38

Japan Street Photography

marco ferrarin Report

Fachri Reza
Community Member
3 years ago

suddenly reminded me of one of mr. bean's episode

#39

Japan Street Photography

Takashi Yasui Report

Snarkygal
Community Member
3 years ago

Great timing to get this beautiful shot.

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#40

Japan Street Photography

Lukasz Kazimierz Palka Report

pim sukkerd
Community Member
3 years ago

How nice!!!

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#41

Japan Street Photography

Lukasz Kazimierz Palka Report

prestoli
Community Member
3 years ago

Love this. Nice capture of primary colors.

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#42

Japan Street Photography

Hidetoshi Ogata Report

Minh Phương Nguyễn
Community Member
3 years ago

It invokes a sense of calmness in me just looking at this picture.

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#43

Japan Street Photography

​​TORU TANAKA Report

Mimi Rivera
Community Member
3 years ago

Great perspective!

#44

Japan Street Photography

Damien Vignol Report

Pi...
Community Member
3 years ago

The suspended pooch doesn't look too pleased about his situation..

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#45

Japan Street Photography

TyKroh Report

Putro Harnowo
Community Member
3 years ago

A wormhole

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#46

Japan Street Photography

Kaitaro Kobayashi Report

Minh Phương Nguyễn
Community Member
3 years ago

A night well spent.

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#47

Japan Street Photography

Pierre-Emmanuel Delétrée Report

Herbert Nenenger
Community Member
3 years ago

only in Japan

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#48

Japan Street Photography

David Hufford Report

pim sukkerd
Community Member
3 years ago

Love this picture!

#49

Japan Street Photography

Lukasz Kazimierz Palka Report

Bhilis
Community Member
3 years ago

Wonder who else will catch it?

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#50

Japan Street Photography

Huy Tonthat Report

Shari Custer
Community Member
3 years ago

Guests at Japanese weddings get gifts - often a whole bag full.

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#51

Japan Street Photography

Takashi Yasui Report

Gina Kashuk
Community Member
3 years ago

The timing is perfect

#52

Japan Street Photography

Yuma Yamashita Report

#53

Japan Street Photography

Hiroki Fujitani Report

V Navarro
Community Member
3 years ago

perfect timing

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#54

Japan Street Photography

Hiroki Fujitani Report

Arty
Community Member
3 years ago

looks like light is shining from her book ^^

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#55

Japan Street Photography

Davide Filippini Report

Shiva Dheva
Community Member
3 years ago

Took me some time ti get it...

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#56

Japan Street Photography

Lukasz Kazimierz Palka Report

Jim Hubbard
Community Member
3 years ago

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Karl was here....

#57

Japan Street Photography

​​TORU TANAKA Report

#58

Japan Street Photography

Lee Chapman Report

Jessy Wessy
Community Member
3 years ago

Peekaboo, granny!

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#59

Japan Street Photography

Hassan Badran Report

#60

Japan Street Photography

Davide Filippini Report

Ava Masumi
Community Member
3 years ago

great actor by the way

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#61

Japan Street Photography

Hidenobu Suzuki Report

Mutsumi Ito
Community Member
3 years ago

Doesn't look Japan at all.. kanji is not Japanese ones and Hirakana spelling has mistake, red plastic chairs doesn't seem Japanese style.. well if photographer says it's in Japan it must be somewhere very different.

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#62

Japan Street Photography

Gretsch Report

prestoli
Community Member
3 years ago

Love this

#63

Japan Street Photography

Ryusuke Komori Report

#64

Japan Street Photography

Nicolas Datiche Report

Minh Phương Nguyễn
Community Member
3 years ago

Love the color of the skirt, or whatever they're wearing.

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#65

Japan Street Photography

jenny gloria zhang Report

Alan Ma
Community Member
3 years ago

Very orderly just like the locals !!

#66

Japan Street Photography

Tadashi Onishi Report

Patrick Farley
Community Member
3 years ago

I love her bag, with the lace trim.

#67

Japan Street Photography

Peter Stewart Report

Jun Itabashi
Community Member
3 years ago

Nice.

#68

Japan Street Photography

Pierre-Emmanuel Delétrée Report

Patrick Farley
Community Member
3 years ago

simple joys

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#69

Japan Street Photography

James Horan Report

Jun Itabashi
Community Member
3 years ago

Hard core salaryman. Resigned about his life. Nice capture.

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#70

Japan Street Photography

Hiroki Fujitani Report

ligaya maningo
Community Member
3 years ago

smoking boss

#71

Japan Street Photography

Takashi Yasui Report

Serenity
Community Member
3 years ago

Woman in blue kimono: ''They will never find me! Hehe!''

#72

Japan Street Photography

Ryuichi Noguchi Report

prestoli
Community Member
3 years ago

Nice

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#73

Japan Street Photography

Nicolas Datiche Report

Jeanne Deaux
Community Member
3 years ago

Pfff, I can't even do that on my feet, I can't imagine trying it on a bike. I'm very admirative.

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#74

Japan Street Photography