Tokyo Vertigo

Rated 4.93 out of 5 based on 30 customer ratings
(30 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

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Adventure Type


Max Size

2 people


4 hours






Hotel Pickup
Professional photography instructor
Tripod (if needed)


Train Fare (~¥1000)

Recommended Gear

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




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

    Debbie B

    I absolutely loved this tour. Shooting from rooftops was so much fun. Lots of steps to tackle, so be prepared! My guide was Lucasz and he was so helpful and took me to the best spots for some great shots! I would highly recommend this tour if you love architecture and nightscapes!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    I came into the tour not really knowing what to expect. I just knew I was going to see some cool stuff and that was it. I feel like Axel went above and beyond to make sure my husband and I had a great experience. He not only showed us some of the coolest views of Tokyo, but he went out of his way to show me how I can improve my compositions and exposure settings. It was excellent. I came away super excited about my images and felt like I learned a lot about photography.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    I did the Vertigo Tour with Axel through the rooftops of Shimbashi and Ginza and it was fantastic. He is friendly, has plenty of local knowledge, and knows how to inspire photographers creatively. Thoroughly recommended.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sam K

    You will be shooting within few minutes of meeting Lukas in locations would take you days to find if you had the time and energy. Lucas advises your camera settings and composition so even if you are a novice, you will be taking shots you would be proud of within minutes of the start of the walk. You will need manual exposure settings, so one word of advice, learn where all your camera settings are before joining the walk so that you can concentrate on capturing the shot rather than fiddling around in the dark. Thoroughly recommended. Many thanks Lukas.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    I did the Tokyo Vertigo tour with Lukasz – somewhere between urban exploring and one on one photo tuition. Lucasz knows some amazing places for rooftop shots of Tokyo, and is a really friendly and helpful guide – I learned a lot about photography, got some great photos, and got some exercise climbing stairs too.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    Rooftop hopping across all these buildings was really really cool – seeing/shooting Tokyo from a totally different angle was a very unique experience 🙂

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    Amazing and unique experience!I would love to tell all my friends come and enjoy.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5


    It was an immersive and visually striking experience consisting of neat architecture, urban exploration and night time photography in a cyberpunk landscape. Experienced a whole different side of Tokyo that I would never have found by myself. Very highly recommended!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5


    This was a great evening and experience. We went to some really interesting places (including those in the example pictures) and Lucasz was a great guide and camera instructor teaching me a lot about using my camera past the automatic settings to get the best pictures inthe different situations that we were photographing. A truly unique experience and one very different to the touristy destinations that I went to during the rest of my Tokyo trip.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5


    An amazing and great experience. Don’t miss this unique experience if you never trying urbex.

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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.'

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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