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
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#3

Japan Street Photography

Takashi Yasui Report

Meeow
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The most haunted Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine in Kyoto, Japan

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#5

Japan Street Photography

Kaitaro Kobayashi Report

Janice Ryu
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is anyone else reminded of that scene from Monster's Inc with all the doors?

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#6

Japan Street Photography

belovedstraycat Report

Pi...
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#8

Japan Street Photography

Hirokazu Toda Report

Silent Skeleton
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#12

Japan Street Photography

Lee Chapman Report

Steff-Annie Stogner
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She most likely worked hard her entire life in a position that required her to slightly hunched...That work, and everything that comes with it, took a huge toll on her body. I hope her family is caring for her and giving her the love and respect I'm sure she deserves.

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#16

Japan Street Photography

Takashi Yasui Report

#18

Japan Street Photography

Kaitaro Kobayashi Report

Lisa Bhardwaj
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#20

Japan Street Photography

Tatsuo Suzuki Report

Jamal W
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#23

Japan Street Photography

Yoshinori Mizutani Report

Alan Ma
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Find that hard to believe one person crossing road in Japan

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#25

Japan Street Photography

Tatsuo Suzuki Report

Lou Wow
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is an accurate depiction of what my brain cells do during a meeting at work....

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#29

Japan Street Photography

Michael Chandler Report

Eva Tóthová
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#38

Japan Street Photography

marco ferrarin Report

Fachri Reza
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#39

Japan Street Photography

Takashi Yasui Report

Snarkygal
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great timing to get this beautiful shot.

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#41

Japan Street Photography

Lukasz Kazimierz Palka Report

prestoli
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love this. Nice capture of primary colors.

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#42

Japan Street Photography

Hidetoshi Ogata Report

#44

Japan Street Photography

Damien Vignol Report

Pi...
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#50

Japan Street Photography

Huy Tonthat Report

Shari Custer
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#52

Japan Street Photography

Yuma Yamashita Report

#54

Japan Street Photography

Hiroki Fujitani Report

Arty
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

looks like light is shining from her book ^^

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#57

Japan Street Photography

​​TORU TANAKA Report

#59

Japan Street Photography

Hassan Badran Report

#60

Japan Street Photography