Tokyo By Night | Private

Rated 4.93 out of 5 based on 91 customer ratings
(91 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


    Thank you for an amazing experience! Stephane was a great tour guide with very helpful tips and interesting facts about Shinjuku and Shibuya! We had a great time and took some cool photos!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Captured the essence of Tokyo at night. Charles was very helpful and took us to some great locations.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    It’s been decades since I dealt with f-stops and shutter speed, but Lukasz helped bring it all back into focus for me on an unfamiliar new DSLR. His patience was off-the-charts and you know the old adage about “teaching a man to fish,” right? I really felt like I had picked the brain (and eye) of a genius. We captured some amazing photons around Shinjuku. And we did some fun time lapse shots, too! I can highly recommend his private workshop.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    Did the Tokyo Night Tour with Charles last night. Had a great time. Charles was very knowledgeable and he gave me some great tips on long exposure photography, photo composition and tripod set up. Highly recommend this tour. Thank you Charles!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    Met Charles outside the Dept store in Shinjuku and had a fabulous time!. He was friendly without being bossy, and easy to talk to. As he is Australian language is no problem for us English speakers. Did night trails on a bridge overlooking the road, Street Photography in Piss Alley, blurry ghost like people on the crossing, metro to Shibuya to photograph the hordes crossing the road and then as it began to rain did panning of vehicles. He knows his stuff and my camera! Do this, you won’t regret it!

  6. 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!!!

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

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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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