Tokyo By Night | Group

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

¥9,900per person

Tripod Rental * 

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

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Adventure Type


Max Size

6 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 - 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 end our journey in the famous scramble crossing.

Meet the Trainers for this Photo Adventure

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kimberly S

    When I originally schedule this tour, there was a massive snow in Tokyo. Due to the light from the snow, it was difficult to obtain light trails, but Lukasz was awesome and adapted to people photography. He got me out of my comfort zone to get close and take pictures of people in the snow and showed me more about my camera. They were gracious enough to let me come back a different night with no snow to learn more about light trails. The second tour was with Stefan who was also amazing! He was very personable and taught me some different techniques with my zoom for some beautiful, creative photos. I was lucky enough to see both gentleman’s different techniques and obtained some gorgeous photos both nights! I live near Tokyo, however for the out of towner, this would also be a great way to get a little away from the touristy areas of Tokyo but see highlights such as Shibuya crossing. Highly recommend this tour.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Meiko P

    The course was very well organized and the group of 3 was charming. The guide had much time for each student to explain settings, frame and give plenty Tipps.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stavros P

    This is definitely one of the better photography tours I have done. Stephane was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and really enjoys photography. He encourages you to try different types of shots than you normally would do. We did a number of sites in Shinjuku and Shibuya. There was only one little hiccup with the tour as I had booked with Expedia and there was some confusion about when the tour is actually held (Expedia has it down as 5:30, but it actually happens at 6:45… which EYExplore does mention in their initial email directly to you). Getting in contact with Lukasz via email and then phone was easy to do to sort out the confusion. Based on the staff, their communication, handling of the unexpected, and learning something new, I would definitely recommend this photo tour.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cathy W

    We really enjoyed our Tokyo by Night tour and got some great shots of the lights and action. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us some really useful tips. Well worth the price, we highly recommend it!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    If you do 2 things in Tokyo, do this and the EYExplore night photography tour. This Metropolis Tour was amazing. I learned so much with the talented Lucas (sorry for calling you Stefan when we met in the alley a few days later!). Lucas really took the trouble to find out what I knew about my camera and to teach me things I didn’t know, about the camera, composition and looking at the environment generally. The time just flew past. If there was a rating higher than 5 then I would have given it. Just book this tour – you won’t regret it.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    As soon as I met Stefan I apologise that I was much older than the average tourist he would have. He put me at ease straight away. He taught me things I didn’t know about my camera and I have done a number of classes . I learnt night shots of car lights, but the highlight was the street photography, taking close up shots of people. It was so much fun. Maree

  7. 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

  8. 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!!!!!

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

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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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