Tokyo Rush

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

¥24,000up to 4 pers.

Adventure Type

Tailored

Max Size

4 people

Duration

2.5 Hours

Locations

Akasaka
Suitengu-mae

Language

English

Includes

Professional photography guide

Excludes

Camera
Hotel Pickup
Train Fare (~¥170)
Tripod (available for rent)

Recommended Gear

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

Bridges

Highways

Traffic Light Trails

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What’s the Story?

Go beyond the glitz of the main drags and delve into the bowels of the metropolis. Explore the underbelly of the city’s infrastructure and capture majestic vistas of flowing lights. From boats on the river to cars on the highways, witness the motion of the city.

What We’ll Shoot

Learn to find and frame impressive views of the urban landscape. You will get coached on composition techniques such as the usage of leading lines as well as all the necessary settings for long exposure night photography. If you are not used to working with a tripod, we will provide you with all the necessary skills as well.

Where We’ll Explore

We begin our exploration at Suitengu-mae station, located a few minutes away from Nihombashi, Tokyo’s financial district. Here we will find the Sumida River which offers spectacular views of the east side of the metropolis. We will then head to Akasaka, where we will find a massive highway interchange, ripe with elements and lines that will provide us with dramatic images.

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bundtlust

    I’ve taken two workshops through EYExplore Tokyo this year – the first was a private Tokyo Metropolis tour with Lukasz, and the second was the new Tokyo Rush tour with Lukasz and Axel. Although I’ve been using digital cameras for years (mostly point-and-shoot until my first DSLR last year), I’ve never shot in manual (or on a tripod) and am a true beginner (as well as terrible at math – which doesn’t work well when trying to calculate the relationship between time, aperture, F-stops, etc…). Lukasz was an extremely patient, thorough instructor that made you think about the WHY of a shot – what works, what you could improve. He waits for you to apply your newfound knowledge to come up with the best composition possible, and to be able to use this skill after the workshop. Along the way, he shared great tips and tricks, favorite neighborhoods to photograph, etc. On both workshops, do keep in mind that you need to be in pretty good physical shape (especially the Tokyo Rush tour, as there are a LOT of stairs as you’ll be shooting from overpasses, and the fact that you’re also carrying a tripod – I rented a Manfrotto tripod for the workshop and have since purchased my own). Each tour involves a good amount of walking plus taking public transportation between sites (so make sure your Pasmo or Suica card is topped off as well to expedite the process). Whether you’re brand-new to shooting DSLR or a seasoned pro, you’ll be sure to walk away with some amazing compositions, new techniques, and new friends with EYExplore – and they’re constantly adding new workshops. If you’ll be in Tokyo and you enjoy digital photography, you won’t want to miss EYExplore!

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We meet at Suitengu-mae Station on the Hanzomon Metro line outside of Exit 2 on street level.

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