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)

Capture the ballet of Tokyo traffic

Create exciting compositions of urban landscapes

Explore the inner workings of the urban jungle

Go far beyond the tourist spots and find unique locations

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Enter a world of overpasses, junctions, and highways as we explore the infrastructure of the Tokyo metropolis and use our tripods to photograph the urban landscape. We begin at Suitengu-mae station, located on the east side of the city. Here we will find and capture a titanic example of the arteries that snake through the city—a complex road junction looming overhead. We will also explore a few bridges over the Sumida river and photograph ships adorned with lights as though they are aquatic fireflies.

From the quiet riverside, we will take the metro to bustling Akasaka, situated in the heart of the city. This area is home to a complex of highways and overpasses that affords countless opportunities for photographs with unique compositions. We will learn how to best capture these scenes with the use of a tripod as well as what makes an excellent composition when photographing urban infrastructure.

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  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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