We cannot deny:
Tokyo is one of the apex cities for street photography in the world.
Me and Tokyo go wayyy back
Anyways, Tokyo is one of the apex spaces for street photography. Why?
- Strong printed book culture
- Lots of photo galleries
- Tons of Leica and film aficionados in Tokyo
- TONS of people in the streets (so many people to photograph)
- Tokyo as very different and ‘weird’ (in our western eyes).
What is it like shooting the streets of Tokyo?
Tokyo is great to shoot. Lots of tourists, so it is quite ‘easy’ to shoot street photography in Tokyo.
Furthermore, Tokyo is like the ultimate playground for street photography. So many diverse neighborhoods and places to shoot.
Also if you’re a foreigner, Japanese people are super duper friendly to you. Even if you’re an Asian-American tourist like myself.
Lots of diversity in Tokyo as well — in the shopping areas and the hipster areas.
Long story short, yes– go to Tokyo for street photography (at least once before you die!)