Tokyo Metropolis | Private

Rated 4.94 out of 5 based on 54 customer ratings
(54 customer reviews)

¥24,000per session

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Adventure Type

Private

Max Size

4 people

Duration

2.5 Hours

Locations

Ginza
Shimbashi
Shiodome
Yurakucho

Language

English

Includes

Professional photography instructor

Excludes

Camera
Hotel Pickup
Train Fare (~¥170)

Recommended Gear

18-55mm zoom lens or similar
Camera capable of manual modes

Architecture

People

Skyscrapers

EYExplore Tokyo Photo Tour & Workshop - EYExplore trainer in action while coaching
EYExplore trainer in action while coaching

What’s the Story?

Peering up in awe at monolithic steel and glass towers, one can’t help but feel small. Capture that feeling in your photographs, juxtaposing tiny human forms against cold and sterile structures. Contrast the artificial and man-made with the organic—hints of nature and human life surrounded by the Tokyo metropolis.

What We’ll Shoot

We will learn how to create compelling images of architectural elements and the people that populate the city’s concrete environs. You’ll be coached on using composition concepts like leading lines, negative space, and juxtaposition. We’ll practice using these techniques to convey a variety of narratives.

Where We’ll Explore

Our journey will begin in Shiodome—a district walled in with glass and steel skyscrapers. From here we will head to Ginza, famed for its broad avenues lined with intricate examples of avant-garde architecture. Afterward, we will end up in Yurakucho where we will explore the innards of the monolithic Tokyo International Forum.

Meet the Trainers for this Photo Adventure

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    David P

    Learned a lot from stephane, it was only him and I so I got to learn quite a few things from him. Really informative tips on how to take the best photos and the best spots for shots in tokyo. The trails were fun but the street photography side of it added a more closer vision of tokyo. I will do this again! Thanks stephane!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    thetrystero

    I went on the Metropolis photowalk with Lukasz in mid-February. As expected this time of the year, the weather was perfect. Even with the many activities vying for my attention during my very short trip to Tokyo, I had decided very early on that this was something I had to do while putting together my itinerary (call it a gut feeling). The photowalk with Lukasz only served to confirm my hunch and then some. Even though I had read many times about the different technicalities of the trade, Lukasz was able to deftly distill the concept of exposure in a manner that made everything click in an instant. What was more enlightening though was that Lukasz showed me a side of Tokyo I would never have seen on my own even if I had walked the same streets. Photography then became an almost inconsequential side effect, just a casual matter-of-fact way of jotting down notes along the way. It was effortless and engaging all at once. Above all, the walk was pure fun. I don’t think I’d had this much fun on any tour of any city I’d ever visited. Highly recommended.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mauro

    Having been following the work of instructor Lukasz Palka for a while, I couldn’t miss the chance to learn from him on my trip to Tokyo. That is exactly what I did, enrolling, together with my travel partner and good friend Tiago, in the Tokyo Metropolis photo adventure of Eyexplore. Lukasz proved to be very friendly and, besides teaching the content of the adventure in an interactive and interesting way, he was also approachable to talk about various aspects of photography, thus fulfilling my curiosity as a student and a fan. No matter the level of the student, I think there is always something useful to learn from this “trip”. As I was traveling, I was also glad to be taken to places not so obvious for tourists, allowing me to see a bit more of Tokyo than I had anticipated. Overall, this was a 5 star experience to me.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    bcooper434

    I took to tours with Lucasz and both of them were excellent. I did Tokyo by night and metropolis. These are instructional and Lucasz is a clear instructor. I came away with amazing images from each and this about good photography concepts not just about the shots. Everything ran very smoothly and the locations were very easy to find.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    mbr168

    Photographer Lukas is very knowledgeable on how to capture the beauty of the Tokyo Metropolis. Learned a lot from his photo tour… in fact my friend and I joined his other Tokyo photo tour as well! And, I learned a lot from both!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Isabelle C

    This is such a fantastic tour to explore Tokyo and learn new photography skills. I especially liked how Lukas adapted to each participant’s level of skills. Most importantly, I guess, for a photography tour is that I definitely ended the tour with some pretty nifty shots!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carol D

    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.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Midouille

    We took part as a family to the Metropolis experience, with a great photographer (Stéphane). Not only have we discovered great areas of Tokyo, which we would not have seen on our own, but more importantly, we could greatly benefit from Stéphane’s experience and expertise to learn new photo techniques during the tour. It was great as well that he also speaks French, as our kids’ english level is too low. I would highly recommend taking that or any of the other tours, it is money and time very well spent. We would happilly go to another one on our next visit.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Martin

    If you have the time, I’d highly recommend doing both!! Both photowalks were guided by Lukasz; who was a phenomenal guide to Tokyo and photography teacher. I borrowed my brother’s camera which I was not familiar with at all. By the end of the trip, I felt that not only did I walk away with amazing photos to show my friends and family, I learnt a new set of skills. The locations during the photowalk are very well thought out and each location offers something new. At the end of the second photowalk, I asked Lukasz if he could recommend a vintage/second-hand camera store. He was courteous enough to walk me to one and exchanged in some “camera talk” while strolling the store together. Overall: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Service: 5/5 That’s all folks!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christine H

    I really enjoyed this early evening photographic adventure. Our guide Stephane took us to some very interesting locations and had brilliant ideas on different ways of shooting the city. I learnt some interesting techniques using escalators and reflections which I will be able to use in the future. I am an experienced amateur photographer and the tour was perfectly pitched to suit my level of ability and I would definitely recommend it.

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We meet on the west side of JR Shimbashi Station (Hibiya Exit) in SL Square (Steam Locomotive Square) in front of the Locomotive.

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.