7 Japanese Photographers are owning it on Instagram

Adam Rifi
2 min readApr 23, 2022


Some of the best Artists you should check out for Japan inspiration

While Instagram has recently re-labeled itself as a video-first platform, there are still tons of great photographers over there that post stunning work regularly. I’ve put together a shor tlist of Japanese photographers whose works I have admired on Instagram.

1. @Kohki

One of the OG Japan Instagrammers who posts captions and additional content in English. Incredible photos all across Japan, with a primary focus on street and travel photography.

Source: https://www.instagram.com/kohki/

2. @pere_peri_peru_

This photographer primarily posts pictures of people, including many children, in magical and whimsical Japanese landscapes. Think spirited away meets my Neighbor Totoro.

Source: https://www.instagram.com/pere_peri_peru_/

3. @benjaminbeech

A great English lad who often works with tourism boards to showcase beautiful and off-the-beaten-path destinations with great photography

Source: https://www.instagram.com/benjaminbeech/

4. @yasufumi_phot

Moody photographs of Japan across the seasons with a strong focus on mixing traditional and modern elements.

Source: https://www.instagram.com/yasufumi_phot/

5. @osamuyokonami

An avant-garde photographer who often shoots portraits of Japanese celebrities in unique ways, also for advertising campaigns.

Source: https://www.instagram.com/osamuyokonami/

6. @age_cox

An underrated photographer who often uploads great carousels and uniquely designed Instagram posts.

Source: https://www.instagram.com/age_cox/

7. @rkrkrk

Mind-blowing photographs across Japan as well as other parts of Asia.

Source: https://www.instagram.com/rkrkrk/?hl=en

I hope you will give these photographers a follow and find some inspiration for your own Japan photo trip someday!



Adam Rifi

Lover of Japan, Travel, Food & Cooking and Frugality. New to blogging but always wanted to try it!