Tokyo Metropolis | Private

Rated 4.95 out of 5 based on 59 customer ratings
(59 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

    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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Narsico A

    Diving through Ginza and Shimbashi looking for lines, patterns, and other interesting architecture to use in our images. The guide, Stephane, was very friendly and accommodating. He shared some ideas on composition and how to make your images stand out. It is a professionally managed tour. The guide will make sure you enjoy yourself and keep you safe during the walk. Good for all skill levels. Bring any camera, the guide will make sure you will be able to use it and make great memories.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    elelkay

    I’m new to photography and so I was especially pleased to be the only student on this particular day. Luke was patient as he made basic terminology understandable, something that has been elusive until now. He was able to show me how to make great photographs in an urban setting using the reflection on buildings. I got some amazing photographs but even better was a skill I can use in the future! He also had some great knowledge about the architectural heritage of the area we toured.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    d_washington

    No lie, this was the highlight of my trip. I loved the first one I did so much in Tokyo I booked them again in Osaka. If you love photography no matter your skill level or camera these guys will show the best spots in and around town that you would probably never go on your own. I got some amazing pics to show for it that will always remind me of my first (not last) trip to Japan. Thanks so much EYExplore, till next time.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    withouttheic

    I took the Tokyo Metropolis tour this evening and was blown away. I have always treated my DSLR as more of a point&shoot, and Stefane, my guide, was so helpful in not only teaching me the basics of the camera but also how to put them into practice right away. He opened my eyes to so many different perspectives – not only within the context of taking great photos – but also with how I view every day street scenes. With all that said, I even managed to get some kickass shots. I couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to Tokyo, to Japan, and hopefully to a new class of photography. I could not recommend more.

  10. Rated 4 out of 5

    Fiona T

    We joined the Tokyo Metropolis photography tour. Found out that me and my husband were the only participants of the tour. If it were held by some other organizers, the tour may have been cancelled due to the few number of participants, but EYExplore didn’t. It went ahead despite it was a pretty hot day, and we became the VIP of the day! Although me and my husband were frequent vistors of Tokyo, the tour did not disappoint. Lukasz was our guide and he took us into streets, alleys and spots that are less visited by tourists. It was great as it helped us see the other side of the beauty of this city. Lukasz also taught us how to shoot photos by observing the environment, using the proper light and reflective surfaces, and combining the nature and the concrete to create interesting images, which in turn enabled us to appreciate the somewhat structured city with a creative eye. We both also learnt a bit more about photography and the use of our cameras. If there is anything to improve, we would suggest that the tour could end near a bar so that we can all grab an ice cold beer. That will be a perfect finish.

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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.

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