Osaka By Night

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

¥9,900per person

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Adventure Type

Group

Max Size

4 people

Duration

2.5 Hours

Locations

Kitashinchi
Umeda

Language

English

Includes

Professional photography guide

Excludes

Camera
Hotel Pickup
Tripod (available for rent)

Recommended Gear

18-55mm zoom lens or similar
Camera capable of manual modes
Tripod is required (available for rent)

Capture breathtaking views of Osaka by night

Explore in depth Osaka’s maze-like concrete jungle

Learn how to capture the chaotic motion of the city

Train your eye to see beyond the obvious shots

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Embark on a photogenic voyage through the Osaka night. Capture the supercharged motion of the city’s urban rush. Learn how to properly set your camera settings to achieve the sharpest results. Challenge the way you frame with out-of-the-box compositions. We will take you to the most photogenic spots in the city to make sure you get vibrant light streaks and exuberant crowds in motion.

Your photo journey starts in Umeda, an area known for its dense and colorful traffic. We will use tripods, long exposures, and the best camera settings to capture light trails and the exciting motion of the city.

After a short walk, we hit Kitashinchi: Osaka’s nightlife district. The location is teeming with eccentric characters, neon billboards, colorful avenues, and lantern-lit back alleys. It’s an ideal photographic playground to let your imagination run free. Your photography guide will be there to push you beyond your comfort zone.

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nash M

    Was lucky enough to get a hands-on training on how to handle my camera. My goal was to avoid relying on Auto-Mode all the time and I got more than I expected. For an amateur in photography, composing or knowing which angle to shoot is pretty challenging. But having joined the workshop, I’ve learned where to look and what to take note when you’re shooting. I’m impressed by the skill and patience of my EyeExplore trainer. Looking forward to the next one!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Judith S

    I had the good fortune of participating in 2 of these photography tours in May – the Tokyo Metropolis and the Osaka Jungle (night tour). They were both amazing with very skilled, attentive, personable and creative photographers leading the tours. I had visited both cities before but it was exciting to see them through the eyes of a photographer – I saw many views I would not have noticed on my own. They both assisted with the technical side of operating the camera as well. Instructions as to where to meet were well laid out and not difficult to find. Good value as well. I would highly recommend both of these tours. I look forward to my next trip to Japan to participate in more photo tours with EYExplore.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    d_washington

    I can’t say enough positive things about this tour. I did the first one in Tokyo and it was so great I booked another one in Osaka. I’ve been a hobby photographer for a little while but I think I learned more about composition (and my camera!) in these 2.5 hours spent wandering around parts of the cities I might not have gone to than at any other point. Lukas was my guide in Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolis) and he was just all sorts of cool and really down to earth. Took the time to explain everything in detail and made sure you got the shot you wanted. I met Axel in Osaka for the Osaka Jungle tour and we really just carried on where we left off it seems with the Tokyo tour. Very kind and full of great insights into unique shots and locations.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jace

    Highly recommended!! Anyone who wants to explore Japan and seriously improve their photography should absolutely take a workshop from EYExplore. I took the Osaka Jungle workshop and the insight / tutelage provided by Axel was invaluable.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    kieucumber

    I’ve been to the Tokyo night workshop previously and enjoyed it a lot so I was excited when I noticed that they opened workshops in the Kansai area. I went on the Osaka jungle tour and since I was the only one on the tour, I was able to get one on one time and was able to really learn a lot on how to use my camera at night. If you want a unique, non-touristy experience in Japan with prices that are so reasonable for a tour with a professional photographer, I would definitely recommend any of the EYExplore tours.

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We meet inside JR Osaka station. At the "Toki no Hiroba" square. In front of the big golden clock. This square is located on the connection bridge above the train tracks. When in doubt as the station staff "Toki no Hiroba"

If you are in Osaka
1. Please aim to arrive 15 minutes early
2. Go to JR Osaka station
3. Head towards the "Connecting Bridge"
4. Take the escalators up towards the 5th floor
5. You should see a big Golden clock soon
6. You are at "Toki no Hiroba", the meeting spot
7. When in doubt ask station/information staff for "Toki no Hiroba" square*

If you come from Kyoto
1. Please aim to arrive 15 minutes early
2. Go to JR Kyoto station
3. Take an express train towards Osaka (20 minutes)
4. DO NOT take the Shinkansen
5. Upon arrival go up the escalator on the platform
6. Alight at the "Bridge Exit"
7. Pass the turnstile head right towards "North Central Exit"
8. Take the escalators up towards the golden clock
9. You are at "Toki no Hiroba", the meeting spot
10. When in doubt ask station/information staff for "Toki no Hiroba" square*

* Osaka station is a maze, when asking for directions don't ask a local looking person: ask station personnel only!

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