Tokyo Olympics Photo Tours & Photography Workshops in Tokyo

Discover Tokyo!

No Wasted Time

Tokyo isn't the easiest city to navigate, especially if you don't know a basic level of Japanese. Mark Hemmings and Jeff Austin are teaming up to directly take you to the best photography locations in the city, so you can create the maximum number of photos in the shortest amount of time. ​

Small Groups

For maximum efficiency and navigational ease, we are limiting each group to four people. An exception will be made for families or friend groups who are greater than four in number.


Frequently Asked Questions


How long is each tour?

Each Tokyo Photography Tour is approximately 4 hours in duration, regardless if you choose the morning or evening option.  

How much does the tour cost?

The 4 hour Tokyo Photo Tour is priced at $99 USD per person. This discounted price is value packed, as you not only get a guided photography tour of the best of Tokyo, but also photographic instruction from a pro if desired.

How many people will be on each tour?

Each Tokyo Photo Tour will be capped at 4 people. The exception will be family or friend groups who are traveling together ands want to remain as a group. If that is the case, send us an email for custom group information.

Who are the tour leaders?

Mark Hemmings is the owner of Mark Hemmings Photography Inc. and the Japan Photo Tours annual Japan workshop. Check out Mark’s Instagram work: @markhemmings

Jeff Austin lives on the outskirts of Tokyo, and is the owner of You Are Here Japan. Check out Jeff’s Instagram images: @youareherejapan

Where will go in Tokyo?

A four hour photographic tour of Tokyo is a tall order, as you could spend months exploring Tokyo and still have much more to see. However Mark and Jeff have honed down the best photo-op locations over the years, and have decided on the best of the Yamanote Line. This is a loop train line that visits Shinjuku, Shibuya, Harajuku, Omotesando, Yurakucho, Tokyo Station, then we will “cut the Yamanote line in half” by going from Tokyo back to Shinjuku.

What skill level do I have to be?

All skill levels are welcome, from first time beginner to advanced amateur. If you are a professional photographer who is working at the Olympics and would like to maximize your your photographic time, let us know and we can work out a private session just for you.

Sign Up Process & Tour Day Info


  • Email
  • What day would you prefer?
  • 8am-Noon or 5pm to 9pm time slot?
  • Any specific photo instruction desired?
  • What photography genres do you enjoy?
  • We will send you an invoice using PayPal


  • Meet at Shinjuku Station
  • Directions will be given for exact meeting spot
  • Photograph Shinjuku, then a train to Shibuya
  • After Shibuya, Harajuku and Omotesando
  • Yurakucho, then walk to Tokyo Station
  • Tokyo Stationback to Shinjuku Station.