Tokyo By Night

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

¥9,900per person

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

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Adventure Type

Group

Max Size

6 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 - Photographers infiltrating Shibuya crossing during Tokyo By Night photo tour & workshop
Photographers infiltrating Shibuya crossing 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

    vinwak

    An great way to spend an evening with awesome photographs to remember it by. The guide Lukas was exceptionally helpful, making sure we had the support and time to take those great shots. I didn’t feel rushed and no question was too stupid. Having done quite a few photo tours before it was refreshing to find a professional photographer who also showed great professionalism as a guide. The locations he chose to take us were awesome and gave creative shots. His tripod supplied option was ideal for me as well. This was a quality manfrotto device which Lukas showed how to best use.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Russell U

    I signed up for the Tokyo By Night photography tour from Eyexplore. The group limit is 6 and we had 3 in our group this night. Lukas, our guide, took us to a couple of spots in Shinjuku and Shibuya for a couple of different types of night shots. We got light trails from cars on overpasses and street corners, we took candid-style pictures of people eating in different small bars, and we ended the night at the Shibuya crossing getting shots of the crowd. The tour was friendly for beginners and intermediates. Lukas was very helpful in getting your camera settings right and with framing/composition of your images. He walked you through what to look for and what would make for an interesting photo. As Tokyo is a city that really comes to life at night, I think the idea of a night photography tour is great. I’d recommend it for any level of photographer who wants to get a slightly different perspective on the city.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    5504Marilyn

    Stephane took us through the rudiments of long exposure shots in night time Shinjuku. Down side streets and busy streets, the metro,and parks ending up at Shibuya. Great tour, in your face photo shots of the people and fashions. Great way to spend an alternative evening in Tokyo appreciating different angles, lighting and areas of the city you wouldn’t otherwise notice. Highly recommend this tour if you’re interested in photography and people.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    tiyddingsk

    Thanks to Lukas for a great night of photography in the streets and bridges of shinjuku and shibuya. from tips and advice on camera settings everything was perfect for great photo shots. Lukas to took us to photogenetic places up and under the bridges of shinjuku and from there the car light streams were amazing. highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in photograpghy thanks Lukas

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    cubdoc

    I was met by Lukasz at the agreed place in Shinjuku.The instructions sent via email were easy to follow and precise! Fortunately, there was only one other photographer with me which made for a more hands-on experience and more expertise advice and tips by Lukasz. The advice on camera settings were on-point as Lukasz was able to reconfigure my standard or factory settings to allow for better quality of photographs capture. The highlights for me were the light streams from traffic above Shinjuku; I usually set on bulb and guess on the f-stop send iso settings whereas Lukasz provided key guidance on all settings from f-stop, aperture and iso; this helped me a great deal. The other highlight was taking photos at the infamous Shibuya crossing; this seemed unnatural but a lot of fun and intrigue had by pedestrians surrounding us. Thanks for a memorable experience!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Felfoldi

    Booked the night tour with Lukasz. Learned a great deal and came away with some great shots. If you are into photography, can not recommend enough.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    allenfotowild

    The Shinjuku area can be quite intimidating to find your way around with all the traffic and people, but it is a great place to photograph the night lights, traffic streams and activities. With only one night in Tokyo, I wanted to use my time efficiently and EYExplore, with their local knowledge, made it easy. Lukasz quickly took me to a variety of places for some great shots and some good tips about capturing the activity. EYExplore quickly and competently answered all questions that I had beforehand about where to meet, etc. Turned out I was the only one on the tour that night and had a great time with Lukasz.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Valeria M

    I made a night tour with Lukasz and I was positively surprised that the group size was only 3 people. That gave Lukasz enough time to really guide each of us. He is very experienced and can show you tips and tricks on every type of Camera, no matter which brand. He has shown us some very good spots and the results are amazing! Thanks for the great tour! V

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Damage2508

    Took the photography tour led by Luke thru shinjuku and shibuya. I broke some of my core rules but learnt some more about composition and tricks to frame in a way to remove distractions. Luke was well versed in the operation of the cameras in the group and gave insightful advice into the best viewpoint , how to approach candid street photography and what angles offer a composition.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Jane W

    This tour was the highlight of my entire 12 days in Japan. It was so much more than I expected. I anticipated photographing the neon signs, but Lucas taught us so much more about long exposure, streaming car lights and setting up tripods in unusual spots, like under a bridge, leaning over the railway. I plan to come back to Tokyo next year and will do another tour with this company. I had a fantastic time and have some amazing photos as a result. I highly recommend this tour to those with an interest in photography at any level – absolute beginner to some experience. Lucas is a great teacher, knowledgeable about cameras, the Tokyo areas and worked so well with us all. He was very helpful.

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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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