• Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Explore the electric nighttime atmosphere of Tokyo during this 2.5-hour, small-group evening photography tour. Learn from a professional photographer guide how to use a tripod to capture long exposures of traffic light trails streaming through the city. Wander the neon-tinged streets of Tokyo’s Shinjuku and Shibuya, learning tips for composition and technique along the way. Keep your eyes peeled for great shots and you’re sure to capture some great images of both the city’s iconic and lesser-known sights. This personalized, small-group excursion, limited to just 6 participants, also offers an optional tripod rental upgrade.

Highlights

  • 2.5 hour Tokyo photography tour at night
  • Capture neon signs and illuminated landmarks through a camera lens equipped with manual overrides
  • Explore the neighborhoods of Shibuya and Shinjuku after dark
  • Get photography tips and insider knowledge from an expert guide
  • Learn to use a tripod for long exposure, and opt to include one or bring your own
  • Small-group tour limited to six people ensures personalized attention

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Tokyo Night Photography Tour

Tokyo Night Photography Tour

Experience the fascinating nighttime environment of Tokyo during a 2.5-hour, small-group photo adventure with a professional guide. The visual buffet that is Tokyo comes to life when the sun sets, offering photographers a fantastic opportunity to practice their composition and long exposure technique. A professional photographer will guide you and teach you the necessary camera settings and skills along the way.

You will begin in the Shinjuku district, a bustling evening district that surrounds Japan’s busiest railway station. Admire some of Tokyo’s neon lights as your guide offers photo tips and insider knowledge about the area. Set up your tripod for long-exposure shots of the urban traffic, capturing the light trails of passing cars.

After getting your fill of colorful Shinjuku’s traffic and back alleys, you will journey by train to the nearby Shibuya (at your own expense). Train your camera lens on the crowds of people that flock to this Tokyo district of nightlife and youth culture, admiring the glowing signage of the area’s many entertainment, drinking, and dining venues.

Finish your photo trip at the famous Shibuya Crossing, memorialized in the 2003 film "Lost in Translation," as you watch thousands of Japanese people pass though the busy intersection. Head on to the Shibuya station, your camera full of plenty of great images to share with family and friends back home.

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Customer Reviews

Randy P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Great tour! Guide Luke was wonderful, taking time with each of us --from me the beginner! to the most experienced photographer. Provided us with excellent photo opportunities, instruction, patience, and in the end, great photo memories. Definitely recommend for those who want some special photo shots of their time in Tokyo!

Carolyn W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

I really enjoyed this. Stefane was patient and very knowledgeable and allowed us the opportunity to learn more about my camera and its capabilities as well as looking for the right shot. Highly recommended and I bought home some great shots!

Nick C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This is the best tour to learn more about night photography. Lucas is a professional with knowledge of my camera. I had a lot of fun learning and shooting night photos. As I was the only person, I got to learn more how I can improve my photography skills. The best thing is that Lucas wants you to enjoy yourself and learn a few tricks to improve. Overall an excellent guide, very friendly and a fun tour.

Charles A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great locations. Really friendly and helpful guide. Excellent Images

Moonhwan Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This tour was my second one with Lucas. He was the amazing teacher. He managed very well time and introduced the best spot. Also, he pointed out the technical problems of mine. Wonderful!!!

Larry V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Seriously cool tour with a guy who changed the way I thought about street and might photography. Well worth the money! I would do it again!

Peter A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This was a fantastic experience and Lukasz is a fantastic guide!
He took us there was one other person with me on the tour around the city and showed us a few really cool and hidden spots. Lukasz made sure that we would stay together at all times, even while walking through huge crowds of people.
He was very hands-on showing and explaining composition, taught me a bunch of tricks about my camera I had no idea about and was generally a lot of fun to hang out with. He deeply cares about his participants, making sure we have a good time and bring home some amazing night time photos.
This is by no means a tour that requires expert knowledge, so anyone with an interest in photography should feel comfortable joining. No matter your skill level, you'll learn a trick or two along the way.
I wish Lukasz would offer this tour all over the world, it was a fantastic way to get to know the city without the hassle of really planning where and when to go.

The Night Photography tour was the second tour I took with Eyexplore, I went for the Metropolis tour the next day, see separate review

Frank J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Absolutely amazing tour. I was expecting a cheesy touristy experience. Instead within the first 5 minutes I realized I had an incredible instructor expanding my knowledge of photography in areas I didn't even know needed improvement. The instructor was patient and detailed on both the technical side and artistic. I can't recommend enough that this is not a cheap tour but a whole photography lesson. Thank you so much guys!

Dianna V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Are you sure we can not give this 6 Stars? By far our two photography tours with Lukasz Palka was exceptional. Take any camera you have with manual settings and he will help you shoot some of the most fantastic pictures in Tokyo that you will ever own. Don't be intimated with others who have huge lens and professional cameras. Just take yours and go! With the small group setting you will get extraordinary pictures of the bright lights, light trails, crowds, alleys. Lukasz was extremely wonderful to work with very patient with everyone that included people who had only used auto settings to being able to improve techniques of the amateur/professional level of hobby level photographers. Fantastic way to have a walking tour and more.

Jennifer G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

This is a tour to learn more about taking quality photographs at night, rather than seeing Tokyo. The evening was well planned with several stops. The guide was knowledgeable about different cameras and was able to help each person set up and take a variety of shots.

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