Temples of Tokyo Photography Tour

Temples of Tokyo Photography Tour

From € 185.88 Per group up to 4

Be shown the secrets beyond the famous landmarks. Learn to focus on the details while exploring Tokyo’s less traveled shrines and temples. All the while learning to get the most from your camera and avoiding the crowds.

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Duration 2.5 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
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  • Explore Tokyo's hidden gem, Hie Shrine
  • See a different side at Yushima-Seido
  • Find out why Kanda-Myojin is not the usual Shinto shrine
Full description
Meeting in Akasaka in front of Hie Shrine. You will explore its environs—a calm and tranquil refuge amidst the bustling city. From there, head to Shin-Ochanomizu and explore a Confucian shrine called Yushima-Seido, its black lacquered wood a stark contrast to the vivid Shinto shrines. Finally, end up at Kanda-Myojin, a colorful Shinto shrine known for its flamboyant architecture. Take a different approach to photography—focus on the details. During this workshop, you will learn to zone in on the small things that together will convey the narrative of the shrines and temples which we will explore. Learn about composition techniques that emphasize the minutiae and capture the true feeling of the place.
  • Photography instructor
  • Hotel pickup
  • Camera
  • Train fare (~¥170)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

We meet at the main entrance of Hie Shrine on Sotobori-dori street in front of the big Shinto Gate (White Torii) facing the long stairs with the escalator to the side.

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What to bring

  • Camera
Customer reviews

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We visited three temples/shrine places, very nice, and it was good to get guidance on photography opportunities and also camera settings from a professional photographer, an easy going guy from Australia.

December 23, 2019

I have done a tour with Charles Elliot and I am delighted. In addition to his remarkable knowledge of photography, selected places and explored corners have been a great success. I recommend this activity with this professional

November 16, 2019

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