Tokyo Vertigo

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 19 customer ratings
(19 customer reviews)

¥28,000up to 2 pers.

Adventure Type

Tailored

Max Size

2 people

Duration

2.5 Hours

Locations

Ginza
Shimbashi

Language

English

Includes

Professional photography guide

Excludes

Camera
Hotel Pickup
Train Fare (~¥170)

Recommended Gear

18-55mm zoom lens or similar
Camera capable of manual modes
No Tripod Needed

Cityscapes

Rooftops

Urbex

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What’s the Story?

Let us lead you into a world hidden above the streets—the rooftops of Tokyo. Experience a cyberpunk atmosphere straight out of films like Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell, and find serenity as you look out over the neon-lit avenues far below.

What We’ll Shoot

We will find a number of locations that are well off the beaten path and shoot the rooftops and streets from above. We will learn tripod techniques as well as handheld methods for getting our shots. You’ll get coached on framing in order to compose images with depth and a narrative quality on this urbex photography workshop.

Where We’ll Explore

You foray into the night begins at Shimbashi station. After exploring the back alleys and rooftops, with a short stop at Karasumori Shrine, we head on foot to Ginza where we find dingy back alleys and abandoned buildings—a cyberpunk playground.

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nnene

    I truly enjoyed my tour with Lukasz. It wasn’t just a tour, I enjoyed learning night photography and composing. He knows so much about the city, it was amazing see Tokyo at night from the rooftops. I highly recommend this tour. Love every minute of it.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adam

    Loved our night! Thanks again Lukasz for a unique experience. We really enjoyed exploring the building rooftops. I would recommend this to all those visiting Tokyo with free nights 🙂

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dietmar

    This was a super event ! Lukasz will show you the secret locations on Tokyo’s rooftops only a local knows. Highly inspiring, highly recommended. He will also tell you what camera settings work best, awesome shots guaranteed. Make sure he shows you the work he did for Nikon!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dirk

    Going up the rooftops with Lukasz was a truly unique experience I can highly recommend to everyone who is interested in photography, new perspectives and/or a view upon Tokyo not every visitor is able to take. Lukasz was a great and kind host who gives you all the support you will need and enriches the experience with his knowledge about photography, the city and its buildings. Thank you for this memorable trip, your support and your patience!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tracy

    I can’t say enough about Lukasz. I was an hour late because I over slept and he went out of his way to accommodate me even though I was not his only client that night. Dont be late though! Its an awesome experience Lukasz is passionate about what he does and youll learn a lot even if you are already knowledgeable Highly recommended experience!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alex

    Vertigo with Lukasz was a truly great and exciting experience in Tokyo! We visited some very scenic rooftop places with views one can take pictures on for hours. Lukasz is not only a very skilled photographer, he puts his heart and soul into cityscape photography which is why the result pictures are so beautiful. He is generous with his time and explanations, kind and easy going. I would recommend this experience for anyone with passion for photography who wants to learn landscape skills and is (or wants to get) comfortable with manual mode shooting. Thanks a lot Lukasz and best of luck for your future projects!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brad

    This is a must-do if you’re visiting Tokyo. I couldn’t have asked for a better night photography/urban exploration experience. Lucasz is an incredibly knowledgeable and creative photographer who is great at bringing your own ideas to life. He also has a great sense of hidden gems within Ikebukuro and Ginza. I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone who would like to better their photography or who is interested in seeing a grittier, more authentic side of Tokyo.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    Lucas was a great guide and a fantastic teacher. I had learned so much about night photography and a whole new perspective on Japan and candid photography. Not only that, Lucas is great at connecting with us that we have now made a new friend who lives in Japan! This was a great adventure and well worth the time and money. Expect a lot of walking and charge your camera battery packs!!!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Norbert

    An amazing and great experience. Don’t miss this unique experience if you never trying urbex.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jim

    A unique amazing experience not to be missed

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kris

    This was a great evening and experience. We went to some really interesting places (including those in the example pictures) and Lucasz was a great guide and camera instructor teaching me a lot about using my camera past the automatic settings to get the best pictures inthe different situations that we were photographing. A truly unique experience and one very different to the touristy destinations that I went to during the rest of my Tokyo trip.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Aare

    It was an immersive and visually striking experience consisting of neat architecture, urban exploration and night time photography in a cyberpunk landscape. Experienced a whole different side of Tokyo that I would never have found by myself. Very highly recommended!

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Xin

    Amazing and unique experience!I would love to tell all my friends come and enjoy

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    MissyTam

    Rooftop hopping across all these buildings was really really cool – seeing/shooting Tokyo from a totally different angle was a very unique experience 🙂

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Malcolm

    I did the Tokyo Vertigo tour with Lukasz – somewhere between urban exploring and one on one photo tuition. Lucasz knows some amazing places for rooftop shots of Tokyo, and is a really friendly and helpful guide – I learned a lot about photography, got some great photos, and got some exercise climbing stairs too.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sam K

    You will be shooting within few minutes of meeting Lukas in locations would take you days to find if you had the time and energy. Lucas advises your camera settings and composition so even if you are a novice, you will be taking shots you would be proud of within minutes of the start of the walk. You will need manual exposure settings, so one word of advice, learn where all your camera settings are before joining the walk so that you can concentrate on capturing the shot rather than fiddling around in the dark. Thoroughly recommended. Many thanks Lukas.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kevin

    I did the Vertigo Tour with Axel through the rooftops of Shimbashi and Ginza and it was fantastic. He is friendly, has plenty of local knowledge, and knows how to inspire photographers creatively. Thoroughly recommended.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Angela

    I came into the tour not really knowing what to expect. I just knew I was going to see some cool stuff and that was it. I feel like Axel went above and beyond to make sure my husband and I had a great experience. He not only showed us some of the coolest views of Tokyo, but he went out of his way to show me how I can improve my compositions and exposure settings. It was excellent. I came away super excited about my images and felt like I learned a lot about photography.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Debbie B

    I absolutely loved this tour. Shooting from rooftops was so much fun. Lots of steps to tackle, so be prepared! My guide was Lucasz and he was so helpful and took me to the best spots for some great shots! I would highly recommend this tour if you love architecture and nightscapes!

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We meet on the west side of JR Shimbashi Station (Hibiya Exit) in SL Square (Steam Locomotive Square) in front of the Locomotive.

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