Tokyo Vertigo

Rated 4.93 out of 5 based on 29 customer ratings
(29 customer reviews)

¥45,000per session

Tripod Rental * 

If you don’t have your own tripod, you can rent one from us if you’d like to use one. For this adventure a tripod is optional!

Camera Rental

Would you like to rent additional cameras?

Do you need hotel pick-up?

Have any questions? Contact us.

Adventure Type

Private

Max Size

2 people

Duration

4 hours

Locations

Azabu
Ginza
Ikebukuro
Nakano
Shimbashi
Shinjuku

Language

English

Includes

Hotel Pickup
Professional photography trainer
Tripod (if needed)

Excludes

Camera
Train Fare (~¥1000)

Recommended Gear

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

Cityscapes

Rooftops

Urbex

EYExplore Tokyo Photo Tour & Workshop - Shooting on the rooftops of Tokyo
Shooting on the rooftops of Tokyo

What’s the Story?

Let us lead you into a world hidden above the streets—the rooftops of Tokyo. Experience a cyberpunk atmosphere straight out of films like Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell, and find serenity as you look out over the neon-lit avenues far below.

What We’ll Shoot

We will find a number of locations that are well off the beaten path and shoot the rooftops and streets from above. We will learn tripod techniques as well as handheld methods for getting our shots. You’ll get coached on framing in order to compose images with depth and a narrative quality on this urbex photography workshop.

Where We’ll Explore

You foray into the night begins at Shinjuku station, the heart of the metropolis. We’ll explore dingy back streets and hidden alleyways to find our way to the rooftops of the city. We’ll go by metro deeper into the urban jungle to find unique vantage points from which to photograph the urban expanse. Step into your very own cyberpunk playground.

Meet the Trainers for this Photo Adventure

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Liam

    Lukasz is an excellent guide, offering insightful tips about photography and about Tokyo in general. His knowledge of the city is exceptional and his tour is worth every dollar spent.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    WilliamRice68

    I initially did the night tour of Tokyo with Lucasz and found it so informative, educational and enjoyable that I subsequently went on the street photography and architecture tours during my stay in Tokyo. I learnt more on these tours than in 18 months of You Tube tutorials! Lucasz is not just an expert photographer but an excellent teacher, guiding with patience and enthusiasm at all times. I would highly recommend taking a tour with Eyexplore regardless of your level of experience, whether you just take photos on your phone and want to improve for social media or whether you are an expert looking for a new challenge you will find the experience rewarding. The guys here have been scouting locations for years and you will be taken to places that you simply would never find on your own.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    P.J.

    Did two workshops with EYExplore during my time in Japan (Tokyo Vertigo and Inari After Dusk). Both Lucasz and Axel were extremely knowledgeable and were able to really help me (kind of a newbie) understand my camera settings better and really think through my shots. Highly recommend to any photographers in Japan and hope I get a chance to do more tours if I am able to return!

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Katrine

    Lukasz was very friendly and helpful, and took me to places I would never have been able to find or access myself. I had a fun evening and ended up with some great shots.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Constantin

    Amazing tour to multiple unique photo spots. Lukasz is very nice and takes his time to explain you everything. It’s a great way to explore the city and at the same time learn about photography.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris H

    Had a great evening with Lukasz exploring Tokyo’s urban landscape. Learnt some great tips and techniques for night photography, whilst visiting some very cool and unique locations. Lukasz is a great teacher, and offers plenty of hands on advice. I learnt so much about photography in general and had a brilliant evening of adventure at the same time. Highly recommended, come for the photography stay for the views! Thanks Lukasz

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    BackPacker395795

    I took part in a Tokyo Vertigo photo experience. Mainly because we did different types of photos than I usually do myself. But also because I wanted to see the city from places where I would normally probably never go alone 😉 And boy I was not disappointed. Learned some new tricks, made awesome photos, spent an exciting evening. Łukasz was very friendly and patient. Helps when you need it, gives you time for experimenting with your own ideas and gives great advices. I highly recommend.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    MissyTam

    It was definitely one of the best and most unique photo tour!! Our guide took us rooftops hopping in the Ginza district and we get to see and photograph a very unique nighttime Tokyo! It’s truly amazing and if you want to have photos that are different from everyone then this is a photo tour for ya!

  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    Bain S

    An excellent four hour photography extravaganza fromm rooftops and other high vantage points to give unusual photographic views of Tokyo. Lukasz was an excellent instructor teaching we experienced hobbyists new techniques and composition considerations. Highly recommended!

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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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