Instagram is extremely popular in Japan and has many influencers on the platform. In this article we highlight 10 of the most popular male instagram influencers in Japan for 2020. The list has a whole range of influencers from comedians to actors and musicians.

Tomohisa Yamashita

4.2 million followers

Also widely known as Yamapi, Tomohisa is an Ikemen (good looking, handsome) idol. His talents include singing, acting, and appearing on TV.


3.6 million followers

This idol group is made up of 5 members formed way back in 1999. They announced that they will take a break after 31st December 2020, but their following remains strong.

Kento Yamazaki

3.5 million followers

This actor has starred in many popular Japanese Movies and TV dramas such as the ‘Death Note’ TV series.

Takayuki Yamada

3.2 million followers

This actor is known worldwide after he starred as the main character in the Netflix original show ‘The Naked Director’ which was released in 2019. 

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Tsuyoshi Muro

2.7 million followers

Tsuyoshi Muro is a 44 year old actor, popular because he’s funny and entertaining! 

Mackenyu Arata

2.6 million followers

This handsome actor has appeared in many movies, TV dramas, and Magazines. 

Takanori Iwata

2.6 million followers

Takanori is a performer in the J-POP dance/vocal group Sandaime J Soul Brothers and Exile. He’s also worked as an actor. 

Ryoma Takeuchi

2.3 million followers

This handsome actor is often featured in fashion magazines, TV dramas, Movies and TV commercials.

Taka (One Ok Rock)

2.3 million followers.

This Japanese musician is the lead vocalist of the Japanese rock band One Ok Rock. He performs in English and Japanese. Kerrang! Magazine ranked him 27th on their “50 Greatest Rockstars in the World” list.

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Nobu (Chidori)


Chidori is a Japanese comedy duo consisting of Daigo and Nobu. They’re active on TV shows, Radio and TV commercials. Nobu has a lot of followers and his posts are very funny! 

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