Tokyo Metropolis (Private)

Rated 4.94 out of 5 based on 47 customer ratings
(47 customer reviews)

¥24,000up to 6 pers.

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Adventure Type

Tailored

Max Size

4 people

Duration

2.5 Hours

Locations

Ginza
Shimbashi
Shiodome
Yurakucho

Language

English

Includes

Professional photography trainer

Excludes

Camera
Hotel Pickup
Train Fare (~¥170)

Recommended Gear

18-55mm zoom lens or similar
Camera capable of manual modes

Architecture

People

Skyscrapers

EYExplore Tokyo Photo Tour & Workshop - EYExplore trainer in action while coaching
EYExplore trainer in action while coaching

What’s the Story?

Peering up in awe at monolithic steel and glass towers, one can’t help but feel small. Capture that feeling in your photographs, juxtaposing tiny human forms against cold and sterile structures. Contrast the artificial and man-made with the organic—hints of nature and human life surrounded by the Tokyo metropolis.

What We’ll Shoot

We will learn how to create compelling images of architectural elements and the people that populate the city’s concrete environs. You’ll be coached on using composition concepts like leading lines, negative space, and juxtaposition. We’ll practice using these techniques to convey a variety of narratives.

Where We’ll Explore

Our journey will begin in Shiodome—a district walled in with glass and steel skyscrapers. From here we will head to Ginza, famed for its broad avenues lined with intricate examples of avant-garde architecture. Afterward, we will end up in Yurakucho where we will explore the innards of the monolithic Tokyo International Forum.

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carol D

    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 5 out of 5

    Isabelle C

    This is such a fantastic tour to explore Tokyo and learn new photography skills. I especially liked how Lukas adapted to each participant’s level of skills. Most importantly, I guess, for a photography tour is that I definitely ended the tour with some pretty nifty shots!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    mbr168

    Photographer Lukas is very knowledgeable on how to capture the beauty of the Tokyo Metropolis. Learned a lot from his photo tour… in fact my friend and I joined his other Tokyo photo tour as well! And, I learned a lot from both!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    bcooper434

    I took to tours with Lucasz and both of them were excellent. I did Tokyo by night and metropolis. These are instructional and Lucasz is a clear instructor. I came away with amazing images from each and this about good photography concepts not just about the shots. Everything ran very smoothly and the locations were very easy to find.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mauro

    Having been following the work of instructor Lukasz Palka for a while, I couldn’t miss the chance to learn from him on my trip to Tokyo. That is exactly what I did, enrolling, together with my travel partner and good friend Tiago, in the Tokyo Metropolis photo adventure of Eyexplore. Lukasz proved to be very friendly and, besides teaching the content of the adventure in an interactive and interesting way, he was also approachable to talk about various aspects of photography, thus fulfilling my curiosity as a student and a fan. No matter the level of the student, I think there is always something useful to learn from this “trip”. As I was traveling, I was also glad to be taken to places not so obvious for tourists, allowing me to see a bit more of Tokyo than I had anticipated. Overall, this was a 5 star experience to me.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    thetrystero

    I went on the Metropolis photowalk with Lukasz in mid-February. As expected this time of the year, the weather was perfect. Even with the many activities vying for my attention during my very short trip to Tokyo, I had decided very early on that this was something I had to do while putting together my itinerary (call it a gut feeling). The photowalk with Lukasz only served to confirm my hunch and then some. Even though I had read many times about the different technicalities of the trade, Lukasz was able to deftly distill the concept of exposure in a manner that made everything click in an instant. What was more enlightening though was that Lukasz showed me a side of Tokyo I would never have seen on my own even if I had walked the same streets. Photography then became an almost inconsequential side effect, just a casual matter-of-fact way of jotting down notes along the way. It was effortless and engaging all at once. Above all, the walk was pure fun. I don’t think I’d had this much fun on any tour of any city I’d ever visited. Highly recommended.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    David P

    Learned a lot from stephane, it was only him and I so I got to learn quite a few things from him. Really informative tips on how to take the best photos and the best spots for shots in tokyo. The trails were fun but the street photography side of it added a more closer vision of tokyo. I will do this again! Thanks stephane!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rhonda

    I had a lovely day, it was eye-opening and fun, Lukasz was my instructor and so helpful with hints. I will do it again when/if I come back to Japan just another region. It’s a MUST do for photography lovers.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    AlanWardinYork

    I booked this tour at short notice when visiting Tokyo with my wife for a few days. Stefan led the course and was excellent, very good knowledge, clear instruction and very useful guidance. There were just three on our trip so plenty of 1 on 1 time with Stefan and we combined some night landscapeshots with street photography. I came away with some good shots and new skills. I suspect the other daytime courses would be good too but couldn’t fit another time into our schedule. Perhaps next time in Japan……..?

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Elena M

    If you have a couple of days in Tokyo I can highly recommend to book the “Tokyo by Night tour” at the beginning of your trip. I really got inspired and tried out the shots Stephane encouraged us to do later on, too. Stephane is very knowledgeable and he gave us useful tips. The tour was very inspiring and I made some great shots. I book their “Tokyo Metropolis Photography Tour” as well. Also highly recommendable!

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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.

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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