Tokyo Olympics Photo Tours & Photography Workshops in Tokyo

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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 night photography locations in the city, so you can create the maximum number of Tokyo photos in the shortest amount of time.

Small Groups

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS NIGHT PHOTO WORKSHOPS

How long is each tour?

Each Tokyo Photography Tour is approximately 4 hours in duration, from 5pm to 9pm. This duration will allow for Golden Hour and night photography lessons.

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 on how to create the very best night photography.

How many people will be on each tour?

Each Tokyo Photo Tour will be capped at five people. The exception will be family or friend groups of more than five who are traveling together and 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 evening and night photo-op locations over the years, and have decided on Shinjuku and Shibuya. Both of these locations are excellent for Tokyo night photography!

What skill level do I have to be?

All skill levels are welcome, from first time beginner to advanced amateur. Any camera is also welcomed, even mobile devices. 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

Pre-Trip

  • Email mark@markhemmings.com
  • What evening would you prefer?
  • 5pm to 9pm on what day?
  • Any specific photo instruction desired?
  • What photography genres do you enjoy?
  • We will send you an invoice using PayPal

In-Country

  • Meet at Shinjuku Station
  • Directions will be given for exact meeting spot
  • Photograph Shinjuku, then a train to Shibuya
  • Points of Interest:
  • Shibuya Crossing, Shomben Yokocho,
  • Kabukicho, Golden Gai, plus many more

We hope that you will come with us on one of our evening and night Tokyo photographic workshops during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics! We have some great locations in mind for you, and have a very solid teaching schedule to help you create amazing city-scape photos at night. 

Don’t feel left out if you only use an iPhone or Android! All cameras are welcomed, and we will help you create far better photos than you ever thought possible. 

Mark Hemmings has been creating night photographs within Tokyo since 2005, and looks forward to sharing this incredible city with you!

Please check out a small sample of Mark’s photos below, and as always email him with any questions: mark@markhemmings.com