Tokyo By Night | Private

Rated 4.93 out of 5 based on 86 customer ratings
(86 customer reviews)

¥24,000per session

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Adventure Type


Max Size

4 people


2.5 Hours






Professional photography instructor


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 end our journey in the famous scramble crossing.

Meet the Trainers for this Photo Adventure

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    This was my first trip to Tokyo and wanted to be sure to take home some memorable photos. But not just any simple snapshots.. I wanted to photos that I could show my friends and have a big wow factor! 🙂 I met up with my instructor Lukasz for the Tokyo night time tour. I am extremely satisfied with my experience. Lukasz was able to take me to some very locations in Shinjuku and Shibuya. He provided me very tips on using my tripod as well as setting up the shots… not just exposure, but the best usage of shuttle speed to capture the trailing lights of cars as well as people. I also really appreciated his explanations on composition options for the shots. This tour gave both a great learning experience for my photography as well as providing me with the nice photos to take home and share with friends and family! Thank you Lukasz!!!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    I did the night photography tour with Axel and I loved how knowledgeable and personable he was. He helped me with my camera but also showed me new composition ideas and pov’s that I’ve carried on with me way past the tour. I’d highly recommend it and would definietly book another tour next time I’m in Japan.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    I’m a travel and landscape photographer from Vancouver and booked this tour because I had such limited time in Tokyo. I was absolutely blown away with the quality. Axel took us to all of the best spots and provided unexpected insight into the area and culture in addition to guidance in photography. Axel is not only a great photographer but also an exceptional teacher. He’s the perfect instructor and tour guide whether you’re new to photography or a professional looking for inside city knowledge. I got so much value out of the tour and enjoyed it so much that I immediately booked another tour with him for the following day (the Tokyo Metropolis Photo Tour – equally good!). Well worth it!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    Axel is a very knowledgeable photographer and teacher capable to help all the participants whatever their level, giving great photo tips. He knows the interesting spots for night photography and drives the group to them in a timely manner enabling us to take many different views and exposures of every scenery. I’m sure that even the beginners in the group were able to come back home with nice pix. Surely by myself I wouldn’t have been able to cover so much ground. It was a pleasant evening!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    I got the Tokyo Night tour as a birthday present and I really enjoyed it. We were only two participants so our guide had a lot of time to focus on us, explain details on exposure, aperture and composition of images. Additionally we got to see some places in the Shinjuku area that I wouldn’t have seen otherwise. The photos turned out great and made me buy a tripod some days later (I didn’t own one before and rented it for the tour). I also enjoyed the free hand shooting session in the food district a lot.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rolando G

    I thoroughly enjoyed Axel’s help in getting nighttime pictures of Tokyo. He is a pleasure to learn from and an adept guide to ‘hidden Tokyo’ I’d hire him again in a heartbeat!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Liam A

    Went on a night course to learn how to do long exposures, also for added challenge I brought along some film. They were more than happy to advise and I got some great shots out of it! Also a great way to see Tokyo at night.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rachel G

    I am a photographer who loves to shoot night scenes. This was my first trip to Tokyo and as I was travelling alone, thought it would be great to join a group tour. It was led by Lukasz who not only helped all the participants with lots of photo tips, but also made it a lot of fun with humour and interesting facts about the city. We covered a lot of ground and the whole group created some amazing images! Thanks EYExplore for a great evening!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Moos W

    Great great great! Absolutely recommend this as a way to discover all the ins and outs of your camera…..and of Tokyo of course!!!!!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5


    Got to join the tour previous and it is surely my 101 course for urban photography at night. Explore fews location at Shijuku and Shibuya. Learn a lot and highly recommended

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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.'

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