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

V Navarro
Community Member
4 years ago

this reminds me of Xochimilco

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#2

Japan Street Photography

Masashi Wakui Report

Halmos János
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4 years ago

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This is not photo. I think.

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#3

Japan Street Photography

Takashi Yasui Report

Meeow
Community Member
4 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
4 years ago

Looks like she's floating

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#5

Japan Street Photography

Kaitaro Kobayashi Report

Ava Masumi
Community Member
4 years ago

where is this place?

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#6

Japan Street Photography

belovedstraycat Report

Pi...
Community Member
4 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

Tash Laf
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful

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#8

Japan Street Photography

Hirokazu Toda Report

Emily Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

Good thing she doesn't have wireless earbuds.... XD

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#9

Japan Street Photography

İlhan Eroglu Report

James Floyd
Community Member
4 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

George
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4 years ago

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Is this their Winter Collection for 2017? Cuz it looks fabulous!!!

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#11

Japan Street Photography

Jiratto Report

Lorraine
Community Member
4 years ago

Takeshita Street! :)

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#12

Japan Street Photography

Lee Chapman Report

Pi...
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4 years ago

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She looks...like she's painted onto the Abbey Road set!

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#13

Japan Street Photography

Peter Stewart Report

Bhilis
Community Member
4 years ago

Yes, please!

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#14

Japan Street Photography

masayoshi naito Report

Bhilis
Community Member
4 years ago

This is absolutely amazing!

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#15

Japan Street Photography

Shin Noguchi Report

Özge Demirci
Community Member
4 years ago

beautiful!

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#16

Japan Street Photography

Takashi Yasui Report

Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

Perfect.

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#17

Japan Street Photography

Yuma Yamashita Report

Dat.Boring.Gurl.Tho
Community Member
4 years ago

This is so beautiful :3

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#18

Japan Street Photography

Kaitaro Kobayashi Report

Shirley Bond
Community Member
4 years ago

interesting

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#19

Japan Street Photography

Nicolas Datiche Report

Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

Nice composition and contrasts.

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#20

Japan Street Photography

Tatsuo Suzuki Report

Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

Owww.... This is dangerous....

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#21

Japan Street Photography

Hanson Mao Report

maryhadalittlelamb
Community Member
4 years ago

wow.. out of an anime scene

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#22

Japan Street Photography

Takashi Yasui Report

Asia Piasecka
Community Member
4 years ago

Kyoto?

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#23

Japan Street Photography

Yoshinori Mizutani Report

Karina Puteri
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow

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#24

Japan Street Photography

Masashi Wakui Report

Putro Harnowo
Community Member
4 years ago

Splendid

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#25

Japan Street Photography

Tatsuo Suzuki Report

Herbert Nenenger
Community Member
4 years ago

Work to live, or live to work?

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#26

Japan Street Photography

Lee Chapman Report

Hélène Marcelin
Community Member
4 years ago

Having so little and sharing

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#27

Japan Street Photography

Yusuke Sakai Report

Šu Ma
Community Member
4 years ago

:O wow

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#28

Japan Street Photography

andrea maini Report

Bhilis
Community Member
4 years ago

There is nothing on earth that truly beats the smile and happiness of a child!

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#29

Japan Street Photography

Michael Chandler Report

Eva Tóthová
Community Member
4 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

Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

Whaaa?

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#31

Japan Street Photography

Yusuke Sakai​ Report

Shiva Dheva
Community Member
4 years ago

What a setting!

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#32

Japan Street Photography

Lukasz Kazimierz Palka Report

Brenda O
Community Member
4 years ago

I Love it!!

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#33

Japan Street Photography

Tatsuo Suzuki Report

Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

They're obsessed with going right!

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#34

Japan Street Photography

Takashi Yasui Report

Speranta Regasire
Community Member
4 years ago

Magnificent!

#35

Japan Street Photography

Danilo Dungo Report

Herbert Nenenger
Community Member
4 years ago

cool shot

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#36

Japan Street Photography

Lee Chapman Report

Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

People in glass houses...-

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#37

Japan Street Photography

Yuma Yamashita Report

Pamela Beuret
Community Member
4 years ago

Guess the main character XD

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#38

Japan Street Photography

marco ferrarin Report

Fachri Reza
Community Member
4 years ago

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

#39

Japan Street Photography

Takashi Yasui Report

Fatihatul Muali
Community Member
4 years ago

Did I saw an angel between the birds?

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#40

Japan Street Photography

Lukasz Kazimierz Palka Report

Haydée Cázares
Community Member
4 years ago

All the romance behind this one...

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#41

Japan Street Photography

Lukasz Kazimierz Palka Report

Bhilis
Community Member
4 years ago

Peek a boo

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#42

Japan Street Photography

Hidetoshi Ogata Report

Jeany Wibowo
Community Member
4 years ago

Pretty

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#43

Japan Street Photography

​​TORU TANAKA Report

Mimi Rivera
Community Member
4 years ago

Great perspective!

#44

Japan Street Photography

Damien Vignol Report

Pi...
Community Member
4 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
4 years ago

A wormhole

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#46

Japan Street Photography

Kaitaro Kobayashi Report

Gina Kashuk
Community Member
4 years ago

So beautiful

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#47

Japan Street Photography

Pierre-Emmanuel Delétrée Report

Herbert Nenenger
Community Member
4 years ago

only in Japan

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#48

Japan Street Photography

David Hufford Report

pim sukkerd
Community Member
4 years ago

Love this picture!

#49

Japan Street Photography

Lukasz Kazimierz Palka Report

Bhilis
Community Member
4 years ago

Wonder who else will catch it?

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#50

Japan Street Photography

Huy Tonthat Report

Patrick Farley
Community Member
4 years ago

What sort of ceremony is this? I'd guessed wedding, but people in the back have bags that make me think otherwise

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#51

Japan Street Photography

Takashi Yasui Report

Gina Kashuk
Community Member
4 years ago

The timing is perfect

#52

Japan Street Photography

Yuma Yamashita Report

#53

Japan Street Photography

Hiroki Fujitani Report

V Navarro
Community Member
4 years ago

perfect timing

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#54

Japan Street Photography

Hiroki Fujitani Report

Arty
Community Member
4 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
4 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
4 years ago

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Karl was here....

#57

Japan Street Photography

​​TORU TANAKA Report

#58

Japan Street Photography

Lee Chapman Report

Gina Kashuk
Community Member
4 years ago

Good morning

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#59

Japan Street Photography

Hassan Badran Report

#60

Japan Street Photography

Davide Filippini Report

Ava Masumi
Community Member
4 years ago

great actor by the way

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#61

Japan Street Photography

Hidenobu Suzuki Report

Minh Phương Nguyễn
Community Member
4 years ago

He might have posed with a grin on his face as well. :)

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#62

Japan Street Photography

Gretsch Report

prestoli
Community Member
4 years ago

Love this

#63

Japan Street Photography

Ryusuke Komori Report

#64

Japan Street Photography

Nicolas Datiche Report

Minh Phương Nguyễn
Community Member
4 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
4 years ago

Very orderly just like the locals !!

#66

Japan Street Photography

Tadashi Onishi Report

Patrick Farley
Community Member
4 years ago

I love her bag, with the lace trim.

#67

Japan Street Photography

Peter Stewart Report

Jun Itabashi
Community Member
4 years ago

Nice.

#68

Japan Street Photography

Pierre-Emmanuel Delétrée Report

Lorenz Calip
Community Member
4 years ago

Reminds of "Ponyo"

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#69

Japan Street Photography

James Horan Report

Jarod Johnson
Community Member
4 years ago

"When will John come back from the war?"

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#70

Japan Street Photography

Hiroki Fujitani Report

ligaya maningo
Community Member
4 years ago

smoking boss

#71

Japan Street Photography

Takashi Yasui Report

Serenity
Community Member
4 years ago

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

#72

Japan Street Photography