Service provided by TABICA

Unleash Your Inner Shutterbug In Atmospheric Shitamachi



Professional Photographer Helps You Capture Priceless Moments

  • Learn the best techniques and styles to capture the old-town backstreets of a traditional Japanese neighborhood .
  • Level up your camera skills while sharing pro tips with a Japanese and globally-experienced cameraman.
  • Feel the rustic charm of the Nezu area, known for its shopping arcade and Nezu Shrine.
  • 3.5 hour total

  • English

  • Age 6+

  • 1 〜 10



I made my debut as a photographer while still in elementary school! My elder brother lent me his camera for my school trip, which enabled me to take my own photos and distribute them. It was such an empowering experience that it kick-started my lifelong love for photography. Photography has opened many doors for me and allowed me to not just take in the spellbinding diversity of the world but also preserve its beauty through my unique perspective. My work has taken me to Tibet and the Silk Road, where I was privileged to interact with many minority tribes living in Yunan Province. I also spent time at the Mekong Delta and observed how the locals' lives were inextricably linked with this magnificent river. Such experiences have gained me recognition as a professional: I got to hold many exhibitions and author books that detailed my journeys.

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Curious to know how Tokyo came to be the mighty metropolitan that it is today? Or just want to get a brief respite from its hustle and bustle? This tour promises to deliver all this - and more. We will first gather at Nezu Station, which is located on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line. Embark on a soul-stirring stroll that will take you through the quaint Shitamachi area of Yanesan (an acronym that stands for the neighbourhoods of Yanaka, Nezu and Sendaki). Explore charming back streets. Chat with warm, quirky natives. Admire prominent local landmarks like Nezu Shrine and churches. And of course, be inspired by my photographic pointers to view all this with a critical eye and take photos that hint at how life must have been like in olden-day Japan! I happen to be a member of the Photographic Society of Japan, so I aim to inject my tour with insights on the Japanese approach to artistic sensibilities. So why not sign up for this 2.5hr tour to experience it first-hand for yourself?

  • Meet your host!

    Meet your host, Hisaya Kamazawa, at Nezu Station.

  • Walk through the town

    Your host will show you the best places to take photos as you walk through the town.

  • Visit Nezu Shrine

    Visit the beautiful Nezu Shrine and learn of its sacred "power spot" as well as the best photo spots too!

  • Learn the hidden spots of Yanesen

    Visit areas known only to the locals.

  • Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street

    Enjoy the shopping district!

  • Q+A Session

    Have more questions about photography or the Shitamachi area? This is the time to ask! Make sure to take a commemorative photo too. :)


  • Duration


    (13:00 〜 16:30)

    * Time may vary, not including transportation time

  • Access

    Take the Chiyoda Line to Nezu St. (approx. 15 min from Tokyo st)
    Take the Chuo Line to Ochanomizu st, change to Chiyoda Line to Nezu st. (approx 20 in from Shinjuku st)

  • Participants Guests

    1 〜 10

    Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met. Accompanied infants participate for free.

  • Age


  • Conditions

    Available Rain or Shine

  • Cancellation Policy

    We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.


  • Adults(12+)


  • Children(4~11)


  • Infants(~3)


Included in the Price


  • Things to bring

    Bring your camera.
    This experience includes a large amount of walking, so please wear comfortable shoes.

  • Meeting Point

    The gata of Nezu station

  • Additional Info

    Please note that your reservation with us may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions or heavy rain. If so, we will contact you at least one hour prior to your reservation via your original booking site.


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