Tokyo Ranked Fourth-Most Instagrammable Capital City in the World

By Ross Williams
Journo Research

  • A recent study has revealed the most snapped capital cities in the world, with London being crowned the most Instagrammable  
  • Paris takes the second spot, with over 130 million posts on Instagram of the iconic city  
  • Jakarta and Tokyo take the third and fourth spots, respectively  

A new study has revealed the most Instagrammable capital cities in the world, with the UK’s London being crowned the most picturesque.  

The study by no deposit bonus code experts analyzed Instagram hashtag data for every capital city in the world, using four identical hashtag structures for each capital city to reveal the most posted capital city in the world. 

London is officially the most hashtagged capital city worldwide, according to the study. The tourist hotspot has plenty of beautiful sites to capture, from Buckingham Palace to the Natural History Museum, and there are currently nearly 178 million posts on Instagram that celebrate the capital city. Specifically, tourists who visit London have posted photos of Buckingham Palace 1.6 million times and the London Eye 3.5 million times on Instagram.  

The second most picturesque capital city is Paris. The city has nearly 150 million Instagram posts celebrating Parisian culture, with over 7.8 million posts in particular on the Eiffel Tower alone.  

Jakarta, Indonesia, is the third most Instagrammable capital city in the world. The city has many tourist attractions and is the most Instagrammable city in Asia, ahead of Tokyo. Jakarta has been posted 72 million times on Instagram by tourists and residents alike.  

Tokyo is the world’s fourth most snapped capital city, with 67 million combined posts under the hashtags. Tourists have posted Tokyo Tower 1.3 million times on Instagram, whilst history-loving tourists have tagged the iconic Senso-ji Temple 198,000 times on Instagram.  

The fifth most picturesque capital city in the world is Ankara in Turkey. The city has been posted on Instagram 61 million times. 

The top ten most Instagrammable capital cities in the world:  

RankCapital CityCountryTotal Number of Hashtags
9PraiaCape Verde41,888,077

Berlin is the sixth most Instagrammable capital city in the world, which has been posted on Instagram by tourists and residents alike over 56 million times.  

The seventh most picturesque city is Madrid. Astonished tourists and residents who love the city have posted Madrid on Instagram a combined 51 million times.  

Singapore is the eighth most Instagram-worthy capital city. Known as a city-state, the island has a beautiful, colorful metropolitan city that has been tagged 46 million times on Instagram.  

The ninth most Instagrammable city is Praia in Cape Verde. This picturesque paradise is also the most Instagrammable capital city in Africa, with almost 42 million posts under the city’s hashtags.  

Bogotá in Columbia is the tenth most Instagrammable capital city. The beautiful city has been captured by tourists and residents 41 million times.  

A spokesperson for commented on the findings: “Across the world, there are many popular tourist hotspots that take the form of capital cities, with this new study placing London and Paris at the top. For those interested in visiting beautiful cities this summer and undecided which ones to travel to first, this list can serve as a checklist to visit the ones deemed the most picturesque.”  


Instagram data was used to determine the most Instagram worthy capital city. For each capital city, data was taken on four different hashtags. The hashtags are as follows: #city, #cityXcountry, #cityXlife and #cityXcity. The total number of hashtags was added up to provide the full rankings. Data correct as of April 2024. 

Top 30 ranking: 

Rank Capital City   Country   Total Number of Hashtags 
London England 177,934,999 
Paris France 149,598,324 
Jakarta Indonesia 72,508,916 
Tokyo Japan 67,424,269 
Ankara Türkiye  61,387,994 
Berlin Germany 56,503,188 
Madrid Spain 51,858,681 
Singapore Singapore 46,552,604 
Praia Cape Verde 41,888,077 
10 Bogotá Colombia 41,068,167 
11 Caracas Venezuela 39,261,243 
12 Amsterdam The Netherlands 39,088,989 
13 Baku Azerbaijan 38,127,003 
14 Bangkok Thailand 33,248,074 
15 Rome Italy 31,907,213 
16 Buenos Aires Argentina 29,224,223 
17 Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 26,528,064 
18 Santiago Chile 25,688,280 
19 Seoul South Korea 23,989,299 
20 Prague Czech Republic 19,694,212 
21 Lima Peru 18,076,924 
22 Vienna Austria 17,840,388 
23 Budapest Hungary 17,178,494 
24 Brasilia Brazil 17,073,397 
25 Doha Qatar 16,804,420 
26 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 16,764,356 
27 Abuja Nigeria 16,495,470 
28 Taipei Taiwan 16,255,518 
29 Dublin Ireland 16,228,890 
30 Islamabad Pakistan 15,637,147 
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