Tokyo By Night | Private

Rated 4.93 out of 5 based on 90 customer ratings
(90 customer reviews)

¥24,000per session

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

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Hotel pick-up

Hotel pick-up is NOT included in this photo adventure. Include it for an extra ¥8,000.

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Adventure Type

Private

Max Size

4 people

Duration

2.5 Hours

Locations

Shibuya
Shinjuku

Language

English

Includes

Professional photography instructor

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 end our journey in the famous scramble crossing.

Meet the Trainers for this Photo Adventure

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    jackmogee

    As a hobbyist photographer, I signed up for this tour mainly to use as a guide to find cool spots to shoot from as this was my first time in Tokyo. My guide was Stefan and he certainly delivered. But he also gave some tips from a learning perspective as well, such as: how to improve composition and perspective, changing white balance for different effects and gave me insight on street photography as well (i was never really into street photography). Overall, i thought it was fun experience. Also lets you meet other photographers as well. Overall, I would use them again when shooting in a new city… plus it’s always fun shooting with other photographers. Great job!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jim R

    A group of six of us came together for a tour on my recent trip to Tokyo, all with different levels of experience. The tour took us to five or six stops, capturing the bright neon lights, speeding traffic and finally the iconic Shibuya crossing. Our guide took the time with me to teach me the most effective settings and I really appreciated the extra help. I came away from the experience with some pictures which I’m really pleased with and knowledge that will help me to take better pictures elsewhere. This was a highlight of my trip and I’d really recommend it.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bain S

    Excellent night tour! Stephan was a very good teacher and guide, providing excellent advice about camera settings, composition and long exposure techniques. Amazing light trails, some night street photography and of course Shibuya crossing at night!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    izagreg

    I worked with Lukasz one-on-one for the tour. I am an amateur photographer but did not have much experience with nighttime cityscape photography. Not only that, having 2 nights in Tokyo did not leave much opportunity to scout out places. For anyone interested in getting instructions on improving your night photography, I highly recommend this tour. There were places we went that I probably would not have seen as “the spot” until I walked around with Lukasz. Very friendly and knowledgeable! If I stayed longer on Tokyo, I would not hesitate to take the other tours they offer.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    EasternFlashpackers

    I took this the Tokyo night tour a few days ago and have no problem highly recommending it. Stefan is a very knowledgeable guide/tutor and is obviously passionate about his photography and Tokyo. The practical tips were spot on and despite (or because of) the rain, the Shibuya Crossing element and photos are unbelievable. Highly recommended!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stuart

    Tokyo by night great photo walk no matter your skill level. Would definitely recommend to anyone who would like a go at night photography as the instructor was 5 star. Even though I have experience it was great to get some inside info on spots and a few Tokyo composition ideas.

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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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