Can’t walk through Tokyo without snapping a photo every few seconds? If this sounds like you (or someone you know), then join this fun walking tour which guides you through the best of Shibuya and Harajuku along with an instant camera in hand. And we’re not talking about just any instant camera — the tour equips you with the latest Instax SQ10 model which allows you review your photos after they’re taken, as well as edit and print them after adding special effects and filters.
Interested? Make sure you book a spot for this twice-weekly walking tour (Wednesdays and Saturdays), and remember to dress for the weather. The tour starts at the Fujifilm Wonder Photo Shop, where you’ll meet your tour guide and get a crash course on how the camera works before embarking on your photo trek.
So what will you see? A knowledgeable guide will lead you through parts of Meiji Shrine, Takashita-dori, a few backstreets in Harajuku, and through sections of trendy Omotesando and Cat Street. The whole tour is very casual, and you can stop at any moment as and when photo inspiration hits. Keep your eyes peeled as you’ll be seeing the area through a completely different lens. The helpful tour guides are experts in a variety of subjects, whether you're interested in architecture, art or even sneakers. At the end of the tour, you’ll get to put together a photo album of ten of your favourite shots – so it'll be useful to think of a theme or perspective when taking photos during the tour. This can be anything from colour-coordinated objects to interesting buildings, nature and fashion.
You’ll also want to take advantage of the camera’s unique features like the double exposure option which allows you to overlay one image on top of another. Another fun feature is creating a collage when you shoot nine photos in a row. Once you have the order of photos you want, simply press ‘print’ and out pops your nine picks all in one photo.
Once you’ve taken the photos, the tour ends back at the Wonder Photo Shop. Now you'll choose and edit your photos before printing your top ten shots to be placed in a keepsake photo album. Feel free to use the decorative pens and colourful tapes to personalise your photo album.
This is a fun, interactive way to experience a walking tour through bustling Tokyo. Plus, you'll get a personal, one-of-a-kind souvenir at the end of it. Happy snapping!
Torisetsu Japan Wonder Cheki Tour ¥6,500 per person. Every Wednesday and Saturday. For more information, visit torisetsu.tv/wonder-cheki-tour.