Tokyo Metropolis

Rated 4.94 out of 5 based on 47 customer ratings
(47 customer reviews)

¥9,900per person

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Adventure Type

Group

Max Size

6 people

Duration

2.5 Hours

Locations

Ginza
Shimbashi
Shiodome
Yurakucho

Language

English

Includes

Professional photography trainer

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 - Photographing the metro during photography workshop
Photographing the metro during photography workshop

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.

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Harry

    Did a photography adventure (Tokyo Metropolis) with Lukasz from @eyexploretokyo . Wandering the backstreets of Tokyo was a wonderful way to practice photography. Lukasz gave me valuable tips on composition, exposure & other various photography tips. If you happen to be in Tokyo, do check them out!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Harry B

    I chose to do a Tokyo Metropolis photo adventure. It was supposed to be a group photo adventure but I was the only one that booked on that day. It was like a private class with Lukasz. It was a mixture of architecture photo shoot, street photography and night photography. Lukasz gave me valuable tips on composition, exposure and other photography tips. If you happen to be in Tokyo, do check EYExplore, it’s a wonderful way to sharpen your photography skills!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kwun-Phite L

    I decided to take a photo class to explore Tokyo and to improve on my street photography and boy was this well worth it! I did the class with Stephane, and he was amazing. He was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. I’ve taken some photography classes before and the instructors were usually more concerned with taking their own photos rather helping out. Stephane however, would always check up on me and we would review our shots and see what I could have improved upon. He really helped with improving my composition and telling me to get closer to my subjects. Overall I am very happy with the experience and would recommend this class to anyone. I have learned a lot and hope to take more classes when I come to Tokyo

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark P

    I took the Tokyo Metropolis Tour with Axel. He’s a knowledgeable, creative and passionate teacher who helped me to see more creatively. The tour is a chance to experience day to day Tokyo and create photos that go beyond the typical tourist spots. Great value and experience!! Next time I’m in Tokyo I’ll be scheduling another tour.

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    Raverocks

    It was a very memorable experience and the guides were very knowledgable in both local history and photography. I’m a beginner and I felt that I’ve learnt a lot from this tour. I only brought along a compact digital camera and yet I’m able to take some really nice shots just using that. Highly recommended for travelers who like to explore street photography as well as visiting unique architecture in Tokyo.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hina

    I did this photo tour with Stephan an I thoroughlly enjoyed it. Stephan who is French National really have a great sense of artistic photo and a special ability to teach an transmit his knowledge and his vision of photography. I really learned a lot during this tour and I certainly recommend it for passionate photographers. I regret I could not make it for the Sunday photo tour but it gives me a good reason to come back. This excursion is a great value for money and certainly worth doing it. I shoot with Canon MkIII and Zeiss lenses and started photography when I was 5. I give a 5/5 to Stephan and the local tour operator , thanks for your generosity. Kind regards, Olivier Larcher

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    RMayes2000

    I went on two different EYExplore Tokyo tours and they were really fun. I learned a lot from both guides and it was great to meet and explore with other photo enthusiast. My photography has definitely improved as a result. Well worth the price and it was the perfect way to spend a couple of nights in Tokyo.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    J

    Excellent tour. Learnt a lot about photography and got to see amazing aspects of Tokyo.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Danny C

    Thanks to our guide for the interesting time at the gardens! I need more exercise to comprehend negative space! But the tour was interesting and the walk through the gardens and city was great!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rositsa D

    This tour was amazing!

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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.

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