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Lee Chapman

Tokyo

When I first left the UK and moved to Tokyo in the late 90s, the city fascinated me. Now, many years later, it still does — only more so. The longer you spend exploring the Japanese capital, the more there is to find. The high-tech and traditional. Bright lights and dark alleyways. The ultra-modern and dilapidated. Plus, of course, the salarymen and the eccentrics. It is all out there, along with a whole lot more, making it a street photographer’s dream.

My Tokyo images have been featured in publications such as The Economist, New Statesman, Der Spiegel, The Guardian and The Japan Times. It is a city that has been very kind to me, so in return, let me be your guide around this sprawling metropolis and help you get the shots you want from Tokyo.

Languages: English

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Photo taken by a Client on a tour of Tokyo with Aperture Tours

Photo taken by a Client on a tour of Tokyo with Aperture Tours

Photo Tour in Shibuya ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This was my second time using Aperture Tours. My first tour with them was in Paris several years ago. The Paris tour was fantastic and I ended up with some of my best photos from that trip. So, when I saw that tours were also being offered in Tokyo I was excited to set up another tour with a company I knew I could trust. I set up a night tour of Shibuya with Lee as my guide. Once again I was pleased with the knowledge and friendliness of the guide. If you’re going to Tokyo hoping to get some amazing photos to take home then I would highly recommend this company as well as Lee the tour guide. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to photography and don’t know how to use your camera yet or if you’re a professional trying to find the best spots to set up. Either way you will find these tours fun and educational.

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Tokyo afternoon photography ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This was my first trip to Tokyo and benefiting from Lee's knowledge added a great deal to my experience. He took me to interesting and diverse places and showed me parts of Tokyo I might not have seen otherwise. We communicated very well and he was easy going and very helpful. Thanks to him I was able to photograph amazing places and people and I enjoyed every moment. I thank him also for recommending the most amazing camera shop: I got my sought after lenses there! Overall, an experience I recommend wholeheartedly!

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Photo taken by a Client on a tour of Tokyo with Aperture Tours

Photo taken by a Client on a tour of Tokyo with Aperture Tours

Lee was a knowledgeable guide and good teacher ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

During my tree day visit in Tokyo I booked a day and a evening photo tour with Aperture Tours. Each tour lasts for around tree hours. It was inspiring to walk with Lee the streets of Tokyo. He showed me many attractive places to take pictures. During the walk we had always a nice conversation about different topics so time flied by. Lee gives you tips how to improve your shots or just to try other angles. With Lee you get a guide, a teacher and a nice conversation partner.

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Photo Tour with Lee ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

My husband and I recently did a six hour photo walking tour of Tokyo with Aperture Tours. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Lee. He was extremely friendly and keen to share his photographic experience and knowledge of Tokyo to help me to create some different and interesting images of the city. Without Lee's assistance we would not have found some of the interesting little places to which he took us. We would have no hesitation in recommending Aperture Tours to others. Jenny & Juan - Australia

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