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.


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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 1 year ago

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

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#2

Japan Street Photography

Masashi Wakui Report

aschoo 1 year ago

reminds me to blade runner

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#3

Japan Street Photography

Takashi Yasui Report

Meeow 1 year ago

The most haunted Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine in Kyoto, Japan

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#4

Japan Street Photography

Yuma Yamashita Report

Fire Bird 1 year ago

Looks like she's floating

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#5

Japan Street Photography

Kaitaro Kobayashi Report

Laura Ingles. 1 year ago

So many floors,colours and doors....

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#6

Japan Street Photography

belovedstraycat Report

Pi... 1 year 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 1 year ago

Like wallpaper in pc..

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#8

Japan Street Photography

Hirokazu Toda Report

Silent Skeleton 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

Sad juxtaposition.

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#11

Japan Street Photography

Jiratto Report

Lorraine 1 year ago

Takeshita Street! :)

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#12

Japan Street Photography

Lee Chapman Report

Laura Ingles. 1 year ago

Everyday must be a struggle....

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#13

Japan Street Photography

Peter Stewart Report

Evelyn Wong 1 year ago

Riken Yamamoto Apartments

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#14

Japan Street Photography

masayoshi naito Report

Bhilis 1 year ago

This is absolutely amazing!

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#15

Japan Street Photography

Shin Noguchi Report

Özge Demirci 1 year ago

beautiful!

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#16

Japan Street Photography

Takashi Yasui Report

Jonathan Mansell 1 year 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 1 year ago

very nice!

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#18

Japan Street Photography

Kaitaro Kobayashi Report

Lisa Bhardwaj 1 year 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 1 year ago

Nice composition and contrasts.

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#20

Japan Street Photography

Tatsuo Suzuki Report

Jamal W 1 year ago

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

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