Japan Dreamscapes (JDS) photo tour leaders have spent years enjoying Tokyo Night Photography Tours. There is a saying that “All Roads Lead to Rome,” but in this case all the roads will lead you to amazing photo ops all over Tokyo, but especially at night.
There are many photogenic locations that are made even more spectacular with a little hint from your JDS photo workshop leader and the natural surroundings in which they are placed. For example, the Shibuya Pedestrian crossing is swarming with people by day going to work, yet before sunset, many of the modern day samurai are still committed to their office minutiae until well after dark. The pedestrian crossing comes alive again with people in the evening and is complimented by the LED illumination encircling it. A Tokyo Photo Tour will sparkle with the electronic billboards and the sea of humanity unfurling just below.
Perhaps Tokyo by night is better seen from the deck of a night cruise. If this is the case, then see the Rainbow Bridge or Tokyo Bridge at night. Just beyond the sparkling bridge often lit in the colors to match its name is the Tokyo nightscape, the sparkles of skyscrapers and the Tokyo Tower so you can take panoramic photos capturing most of what Tokyo has to offer, seeing it all from a different perspective.
Another amazing element of Tokyo by night is Tokyo Station. It is the 5th most used of all the the Japan Railway stations, but that is not what has drawn JDS and other photographers to it. The station retains much of its original facade from 1914 and maintains its simple brick style from the Taisho Era. At night, the lights slowly flicker on in unison and illuminate the station among all of its new skyscraper neighbors. The contrast of the station hemmed in by monoliths of steel and glass make it an excellent photo op and a must-see on any Tokyo Night photo workshop.