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

    Jim

    A unique amazing experience not to be missed.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    Lucas was a great guide and a fantastic teacher. I had learned so much about night photography and a whole new perspective on Japan and candid photography. Not only that, Lucas is great at connecting with us that we have now made a new friend who lives in Japan! This was a great adventure and well worth the time and money. Expect a lot of walking and charge your camera battery packs!!!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brad

    This is a must-do if you’re visiting Tokyo. I couldn’t have asked for a better night photography/urban exploration experience. Lucasz is an incredibly knowledgeable and creative photographer who is great at bringing your own ideas to life. He also has a great sense of hidden gems within Ikebukuro and Ginza. I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone who would like to better their photography or who is interested in seeing a grittier, more authentic side of Tokyo.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alex

    Vertigo with Lukasz was a truly great and exciting experience in Tokyo! We visited some very scenic rooftop places with views one can take pictures on for hours. Lukasz is not only a very skilled photographer, he puts his heart and soul into cityscape photography which is why the result pictures are so beautiful. He is generous with his time and explanations, kind and easy going. I would recommend this experience for anyone with passion for photography who wants to learn landscape skills and is (or wants to get) comfortable with manual mode shooting. Thanks a lot Lukasz and best of luck for your future projects!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tracy

    I can’t say enough about Lukasz. I was an hour late because I over slept and he went out of his way to accommodate me even though I was not his only client that night. Dont be late though! Its an awesome experience Lukasz is passionate about what he does and youll learn a lot even if you are already knowledgeable Highly recommended experience!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dirk

    Going up the rooftops with Lukasz was a truly unique experience I can highly recommend to everyone who is interested in photography, new perspectives and/or a view upon Tokyo not every visitor is able to take. Lukasz was a great and kind host who gives you all the support you will need and enriches the experience with his knowledge about photography, the city and its buildings. Thank you for this memorable trip, your support and your patience!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dietmar

    This was a super event ! Lukasz will show you the secret locations on Tokyo’s rooftops only a local knows. Highly inspiring, highly recommended. He will also tell you what camera settings work best, awesome shots guaranteed. Make sure he shows you the work he did for Nikon!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adam

    Loved our night! Thanks again Lukasz for a unique experience. We really enjoyed exploring the building rooftops. I would recommend this to all those visiting Tokyo with free nights 🙂

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nnene

    I truly enjoyed my tour with Lukasz. It wasn’t just a tour, I enjoyed learning night photography and composing. He knows so much about the city, it was amazing see Tokyo at night from the rooftops. I highly recommend this tour. Love every minute of it.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Neil

    Lukasz shares his experience, skills, knowledge and creativity in a unique and engaging lecture and practical tour of the underbelly of Ginza and Shimbashi. I had a great time seeing tokyo in a completely different point of view while learning more about photography. This is one of the more unique way to enjoy Tokyo. I highly recommend it for photography enthusiasts.

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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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