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Tokyo Metropolis

Minato City, Japan

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Explore the steel and glass jungle of Tokyo in a new light during this photography workshop. Improve your composition techniques with the help of a local photographer who joins you on an adventure in two Tokyo neighborhoods: Shimbashi and Ginza. Capture skyscraper-strewn landscapes and dramatic views of the city’s architecture. This small-group photography experience, perfect for novices and experts alike, is limited to six participants.
  • 2.5-hour photography workshop through skyscraper districts in the heart of the city
  • Enjoy hidden gems off the beaten path
  • Explore the modern districts of Shiodome and Yurakucho on foot
  • Learn photography tips from an expert local photographer
  • Hear insider recommendations of favorite city spots
  • Small-group tour limited to six people ensures personalized attention

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Tokyo is home to the sleek and high tech—bullet trains come and go at regular intervals, glass towers adorn the streets. Discover how to photograph this world in a captivating way. Whether you're a novice or expert photographer, you'll learn some helpful techniques to capture moments in time.
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Departure Point

2 Chome-7 Shinbashi, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0004, Japan

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Take a photographic trip through the lesser-known sights of Tokyo as you learn composition and technical tips to take your camera skills to the next level. This small-group tour is a great opportunity for both beginner and more advanced photography lovers alike to gain a new perspective on this fascinating Japanese capital.

Start your photography excursion by meeting your guide at the Steam Locomotive at Shinbashi station, and head to the Shiodome business district where you will photograph steel and glass towers by the morning light.

Here you will work on composition skills—how to frame a scene. You will also learn how to craft a story in your photos by using the environment and the people within.

Continue your photo-taking journey through Ginza, exploring the tiny back alleys and hidden pockets peppered throughout the area. During the day, you will encounter cooks and wait staff, as well as salarymen, going about their daily work.

Eventually, you will arrive at Yurakucho where you will photograph the interior of the immense Tokyo International Forum. Here you will find numerous photographic challenges which will allow you to create dramatic images. You can easily get a train to your next destination from here.

Average walking distance on this photography tour is 1.3 miles (2 km).
Stop At:  
Shiodome Siosite
Skyscraper district
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Architecture and street photography
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tokyo International Forum
Architectural marvel
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Near public transportation
  • Are infant seats available? No
  • Are infants required to sit on laps? No infants recommended
  • Are service animals allowed? No
  • Can travelers easily arrive/depart on public transportation? Yes
  • Is it Wheelchair accessible? No
  • Is it stroller accessible? No
  • Is the physical difficulty level Easy, Moderate, or Challenging? Easy
  • Please wear comfy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. The workshop runs rain or shine!
  •  This photography workshop can be taken with a Phone Camera.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY EYExplore Tokyo

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Tokyo Metropolis?
This activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers.

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Interesting and fun
, Oct 2019
Had a great walk looking at line and reflection as well as architecture.Enjoyed the hidden spots and took some great shots. Lots of advise given along the way. A fun walk whilst learning new things.
Diving through Ginza and Shimbashi...
Narciso A
, Aug 2017
Diving through Ginza and Shimbashi looking for lines, patterns, and other interesting architecture to use in our images. The guide, Stephane, was very friendly and accommodating. He shared some ideas on composition and how to make your images stand out. It is a professionally managed tour. The guide will make sure you enjoy yourself and keep you safe during the walk. Good for all skill levels. Bring any camera, the guide will make sure you will be able to use it and make great memories.
I cannot recommend this tour high...
Peter A
, Jul 2017
I cannot recommend this tour high enough. Lukasz is a fantastic guide, he knows a lot of hidden spots in the city to take interesting photos, without being in the way for other pedestrians. I truly enjoyed my walk through Tokyo with him. I learned a lot about street photography, composition of images and he showed me a trick or two for my camera that comes in very handy. 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 personally appreciated the chats in between the photos, getting to know Lukasz, hearing his story and the fact that he really cares about his participants since it was July and it was very hot, I was the only participant for this tour and was afraid it would get cancelled, but he explained that he would never cancel just because of a single participant. The Tokyo Metropolis tour was the second tour I took with Eyexplore, I went for the night photography tour the day before, see separate review
2 very amateur photographers had a...
Josiah E
, Jun 2017
2 very amateur photographers had a fantastic time walming the streets of Tokyo with Exel the guide. He was patient and explained things beautifully. If I ever come back I will do this again!
Again not a five star but a real six...
Dianna V
, Apr 2017
Again not a five star but a real six star knock it out of the park tour. Lukasz Palkas' small group setting and walking photography tour gave us some amazing shots of the architecture and unique angles of a variety of places in Tokyo. I would have never thought of spending time in Tokyo taking pictures from such a unique angle but my oh my are our pictures amazing! Lukasz makes this entire experience memorable. You seriously have to put one of his photography tours at the very top of your list to do. Tokyo is a walk around city in various neighborhoods and this tour does it all. He is also the type of person you just want to pack up with you and take him every where with you in Japan to capture your sights. Your pictures will make you fall in love all over again with Japan. Sign up now if you are going to Tokyo.
Definitively a very nice idea, giving...
, Apr 2017
Definitively a very nice idea, giving photography lessons in Tokyo is an excellent idea. This city has one of the best architectures I have seen, everything is quite new, I have been told that old buildings have to be rebuilt after a proper period of time. The tour passes by two corporate area and you will be given the opportunity to catch the Shinkansen in between the buildings, people moving in the metro, get the best from architecture details and some additional frames. It is better if you take at list a semi-professional camera, nevertheless a good cell phone is accepted to go on this ride.
It was the great photography tour. My...
Moonhwan Y
, Mar 2017
It was the great photography tour. My guideI forgot his name. Sorry gave us the best spot for capturing another face of Tokyo and how to photo those things with his different eyes. I had the wonderful time to learn how to see the buildings and architecture in the modern metropolitan area of Tokyo whthin such few hours.
This was a really great tour! A very...
Donna P
, Dec 2016
This was a really great tour! A very small group so you get a lot of helpful personal time with the photographer. Lukas was ours and I learned a huge amount about taking the shots, what to look for, and how to use different functions and settings on my camera. I'd definitely recommend this tour.
This tour was excellent! Stephane was...
Dina S
, Nov 2016
This tour was excellent! Stephane was the tour guide, and his enthusiasm for Tokyo and for photography showed. He answered every question asked with a detailed explanation. He went above and beyond showing us photography techniques, checking our photos and discussing how to best capture a story or mood. I learned so much about photography and got to see Tokyo from a very different perspective. The pictures I took the next day in Tokyo were more interesting as a result of this tour.
Highly professional tour with someone...
Jack C
, Aug 2016
Highly professional tour with someone who both knows his craft and Tokyo. Lukasz is an excellent teacher and offers constructive and practical advice. I learned a lot.

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