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Tokyo Night Photography Tour

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US$ 93.42
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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
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This tour took us around the busy and well-lit areas of Shinjuku and Shibuya practising different types of night shot. We took some of light trails, 'ghost'-people; learned how to pan, zoom-blur and various other night techniques. The only thing letting this down was my
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    Charles was a Prince. Instantly put me at ease. Great tuition and demonstration. Giving me confidence to go for it. Traffic blur from bridges. Illuminated buildings, the massive amount of people at zebra crossings. Lively back street bars and street food. Finally a bit of
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    When traveling I've discovered that photo tours are a great way for me to learn about a city and improve my photography. When I got to Tokyo I had heard of a few places to take night photos, but was totally overwhelmed with all of the sightseeing, and commutes to rugby world cup
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    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.
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    Response from EYExplore, General Manager at Tokyo Night Photography Tour
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Thank you very much for the kind review! It was a pleasure to have you on the workshop as well! -Lukasz
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    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 bring back, and off tracks picture of
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    Response from EYExplore, General Manager at Tokyo Night Photography Tour
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Thank you so much for this great review! And we really appreciate that you took so many workshops with us!! You really experience a lot of what we have to offer.
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 2h 30m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Languages Offered: English
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