Tokyo By Night (Private)

Rated 4.92 out of 5 based on 76 customer ratings
(76 customer reviews)

¥24,000up to 6 pers.

Would you like to rent additional cameras?

Only valid for hotels within 45 minutes of the meeting point

For this adventure you MUST have a tripod! Will you bring your own or rent one from us?

Have any questions? Contact us.

Adventure Type

Tailored

Max Size

4 people

Duration

2.5 Hours

Locations

Shibuya
Shinjuku

Language

English

Includes

Professional photography trainer

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)

Neon Signs

Traffic Light Trails

Tripod Techniques

EYExplore Tokyo Photo Tour & Workshop - EYExplore photo trainer teaching night photography techniques during Tokyo By Night photo tour & workshop
EYExplore photo trainer teaching night photography techniques during Tokyo By Night photo tour & workshop

What’s the Story?

Enter a world of chaotic motion, neon lights, and smoky back alleys. With nightfall, the heart of the metropolis awakens and comes alive with flowing masses of people and traffic bathed in iridescent streams of color.

What We’ll Shoot

We will learn how to capture the light trails of traffic with the neon signs and of the vast metropolis in the background. We’ll cover the basics of tripod usage and manual camera techniques. You’ll also get coached on composition, framing, and timing. We’ll also do some night street photography during the workshop, covering how to shoot quickly and get sharp photos even in dark conditions.

Where We’ll Explore

We’ll delve into the heart of Shinjuku and Shibuya. We start off at Shinjuku Station, head towards Kabukicho, and end up in Omoideyokocho (Memory Lane). After that we’ll go by train to Shibuya and ending our journey in the famous scramble crossing.

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ricardo R

    If you are into photography and want to learn how to take great pictures by night than this is an absolute must. Guide Stephane showed us all the great spots in Shinjuku and Shibuya to take awesome pictures! All in very understandable language.

  2. Rated 3 out of 5

    cvodb

    We were – very efficiently – taught a handful of techniques to shoot light trails and make them more interesting using angles and white balance options. I think I learnt quite a bit in a short period of time, but I didn’t feel like I was having fun. Maybe it was our group, most of which didn’t seem interested in socialising. Maybe this type of very technical shooting doesn’t appeal to me, or maybe I just didn’t click with the trainer. I’d still recommend it to others, but I probably wouldn’t book again myself.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nate M

    I found this randomly, and I love photography. I meet up with Lukasz, and the adventure began. We had a group of 4 and it was perfect. He was extremely helpful, and taught me knew things and how to get some awesome photos. I would have signed up for more tours, but ran out of time. This is a good experience to do if you’re into photography and what some hidden gems to see.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Katous123

    Stefan was amazing. He was a patient and fun teacher, taking us to different vantage points to learn and practice new skills. I like how he eased us into the busy streets and guided us on local norms. It was freezing and we’d forgotten our gloves so he kindly gave us little heat packs to warm our fingers.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kimberly S

    When I originally schedule this tour, there was a massive snow in Tokyo. Due to the light from the snow, it was difficult to obtain light trails, but Lukasz was awesome and adapted to people photography. He got me out of my comfort zone to get close and take pictures of people in the snow and showed me more about my camera. They were gracious enough to let me come back a different night with no snow to learn more about light trails. The second tour was with Stefan who was also amazing! He was very personable and taught me some different techniques with my zoom for some beautiful, creative photos. I was lucky enough to see both gentleman’s different techniques and obtained some gorgeous photos both nights! I live near Tokyo, however for the out of towner, this would also be a great way to get a little away from the touristy areas of Tokyo but see highlights such as Shibuya crossing. Highly recommend this tour.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Meiko P

    The course was very well organized and the group of 3 was charming. The guide had much time for each student to explain settings, frame and give plenty Tipps.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stavros P

    This is definitely one of the better photography tours I have done. Stephane was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and really enjoys photography. He encourages you to try different types of shots than you normally would do. We did a number of sites in Shinjuku and Shibuya. There was only one little hiccup with the tour as I had booked with Expedia and there was some confusion about when the tour is actually held (Expedia has it down as 5:30, but it actually happens at 6:45… which EYExplore does mention in their initial email directly to you). Getting in contact with Lukasz via email and then phone was easy to do to sort out the confusion. Based on the staff, their communication, handling of the unexpected, and learning something new, I would definitely recommend this photo tour.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cathy W

    We really enjoyed our Tokyo by Night tour and got some great shots of the lights and action. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us some really useful tips. Well worth the price, we highly recommend it!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Turbogirl25

    If you do 2 things in Tokyo, do this and the EYExplore night photography tour. This Metropolis Tour was amazing. I learned so much with the talented Lucas (sorry for calling you Stefan when we met in the alley a few days later!). Lucas really took the trouble to find out what I knew about my camera and to teach me things I didn’t know, about the camera, composition and looking at the environment generally. The time just flew past. If there was a rating higher than 5 then I would have given it. Just book this tour – you won’t regret it.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Maree93

    As soon as I met Stefan I apologise that I was much older than the average tourist he would have. He put me at ease straight away. He taught me things I didn’t know about my camera and I have done a number of classes . I learnt night shots of car lights, but the highlight was the street photography, taking close up shots of people. It was so much fun. Maree

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We meet in front of the entrance to the Odakyu Department Store on west side of JR Shinjuku Station. The sign above the entrance reads 'Shinjuku Terrace City.'

In the case that you have booked a hotel pick-up, please ignore these instructions. Your guide will be at your hotel at the booked start time.

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