Japan Instagram Highlights in 2018 | TAMKO

Japan Instagram Highlights in 2018

December 19, 2018

Barrett Ishida
Author Barrett Ishida

Instagram boomed in Japan in 2018. Between October 2017 and September 2018, it grew by 45% to 29 million monthly active users in the country uploading 7 million Stories every day.

 

It has also become the most used channel for businesses to conduct influencer marketing on.

 

As we look towards 2019, here’s what happened in Instagram in 2018.

 

Most Popular Instagrammers

 

 

1. Naomi Watanabe | @watanabenaomi703 | 8.4 million followers

 

2. Rola | @rolaofficial | 5.2 million followers

 

 

 

 
 
 
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3. Kiko Mizuhara | @i_am_kiko | 5.1 million followers

 

 

 

 
 
 
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4. Yukina Kinoshita | @yuukiiinaaa | 4.9 million followers

 

 

 

 
 
 
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5. Nozomi Sasaki | @nozomisasaki_official | 3.5 million followers

 

 

 

 
 
 
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6. Erika Toda | @toda_erika.official | 3.2 million followers

 

 

 

 
 
 
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7. Takayuki Yamada | @takayukiyamadaphoto | 3 million followers

 

 

 

 
 
 
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8. Kento Yamazaki | @kentooyamazaki | 3 million followers

 

 

 

 
 
 
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9. Kasumi Arimura | @kasumi_arimura.official | 2.9 million followers

 

 

 

 
 
 
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10. Mirei Kiritani | @mirei_kiritani_ | 2.8 million followers

 

 

 

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Most Instagrammed Locations

 

1. Tokyo Disneyland Resort

 

 

 
 
 
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2. Universal Studios Japan (USJ)

 

 

 

 
 
 
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3. Asakusa

 

 

 

 
 
 
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4. Fushimi-Inari Shrine

 

 

 

 
 
 
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5. Tokyo Dome

 

 

 

 
 
 
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6. Dontonbori

 

 

 

 
 
 
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7. Nara Park

 

 

 

 
 
 
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8. Tokyo Skytree

 

 

 

 
 
 
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9. Tokyo Tower

 

 

 

 
 
 
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10. Tokyo Station

 

 

 

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Most Popular Hashtags

 

1. #猫 / #ねこ (cat)

 

2. #可愛い / #かわいい (cute)

 

3. #写真好きな人と繋がりたい (I want to connect with people who like photos)

 

4. #プリント倶楽部 / #ぷりんと倶楽部 (photo booth print club)

 

5. #おしゃれ / #オシャレ#お洒落 (stylish)

 

6. #ファインダー越しの私の世界 (My world through the viewfinder)

 

7. #ファッション (fashion)

 

8. #お洒落さんと繋がりたい (I want to connect with a fashionable person)

 

9. #ハンドメイド (handmade)

 

10. #ランチ (lunch)

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