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Tokyo Night Photography Tour

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    What to Expect
    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1-chōme-1-3 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tōkyō-to 160-8001, Japan
    Departure Time
    7:00 PM
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    2 Chome-2-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya City, Tōkyō-to 150-0043, Japan
    • Professional photographer guide
    • Transportation fare
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drink
    • Camera
    • Tripod (rental available)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers must bring their own camera equipment for this workshop.
    • A tripod is required to participate in this workshop. Please select "Tour with Tripod" option if you require a tripod.
    • Participants are recommended to bring various lenses (wide angle is recommended).
    • Transportation fare between locations is not included in this tour, please be sure to bring adequate cash. The fare amount is ¥170 JPY (approx. $1.50 USD).
    • Only paid participants may join the tour. Non-paying guests are not allowed.
    • Workshop runs rain or shine.
    • Late arrivals are considered a no-show and no refund will be issued.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    A great way to see the night sights with a professional photographer. Lots of technical advice given and an opportunity to get great shots. Anyone with an interest in photography will find this valuable. Many thanks Lucasz.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Sanjaya_Wijeyekoon
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I went for the Tokyo by night and the Tokyo Metropolis. Was great having both Charles and Lucasz as they have different styles and can teach you different things. Tours were great, just what I was looking for : the iconic picture you want to...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank JBvoyage
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    I was lucky to be the only one on the tour and got some marvellous tuition from Charles. I learned a great deal about night photography and got lots of good technical info. Charles was able to set up my Olympus camera with ease moving...More

    Thank Fluchthaven
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    I was very lucky as I was the only participant that night so I had Lukas all for myself and got more attention than what would have been possible in a group of 6 people. We went to several different spots, initially all close by...More

    Thank 492svend
    Reviewed 6 August 2019

    Take you to nice little shooting spots and let you play with the cameras settings. Departure details can be betterMore

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank juanpierre13
    EYExplore, General Manager at EYExplore, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2019

    Hi! Thanks for your review! We are very sorry that the instructions were insufficient. I understand that you booked through TripAdvisor. We have asked them repeatedly to add a map and photo of the meeting point, but they have still not added this feature. I...More

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    4 August 2019|
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    I had a lovely Australian guy in Tokyo and an American in Kyoto. Not sure if you mean English speaking or English! As far as I know they all speak English..
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