Please consider joining myself and a small group of adventurers and explorers as we embark on an unforgettable photography journey through the land of the rising sun.
Discover the art of capturing Japan’s enchanting beauty through the camera lens. From the serene cherry blossom gardens of Kyoto to the bustling streets of Osaka, the magnificence of Mount Fuji, and surrounding landscapes, small villages, including the charming town of Takayama.
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned photographer, armed with an expensive digital camera or iPhone our tour is designed to elevate your skills while capturing breathtaking moments and memories.
Experience the tranquility of ancient temples, and savoy the flavours of Japanese cuisine, we have crafted an itinerary that will provide opportunities to capture the essence of Japan and its people through the camera lens.
Don’t miss the opportunity to turn your passion for photography into a visual journey of a lifetime.
I have timed this tour to experience the spring colours when the fields and mountains come alive during the annual blossom season.
We begin the photography tour in Osaka where we meet on April 9th, and spend 2 days in this area getting acclimatised with Japan, taking in one of the most beautiful historical castles in Japan, and testing our street photography skills.
Then onto Kyoto, the cultural heart of Japan. Kyoto has 1,600 temples and shrines and we will be photographing the ones least visited by tourists as our local guide takes us into some of the very special but hidden away temples and gardens. Kyoto’s timeless beauty offers a plethora of photography opportunities and will be one of the many highlights of the tour.
After Kyoto we head north to the Mount Fuji area where we will travel by car to photograph this beautiful Iconic landmark and capture it from many angles with the added beauty of the colours of the blossom trees.We will search for those beautiful lake reflections in the Fuji five lakes area for diverse views of the Mountain and its surroundings.
This is the best time of the year to see Mount Fuji under clear sky and last year at this time we had perfect cloudless days and managed to capture some awesome photos.
We continue on to the Japan alps and will spend a couple of days in the Kamikochi area which is one of the most beautiful places in Japan to photograph.
And then to Takayama and one of the highlights, the Furukawa cultural festival. We will spend two days at the festival taking thousands of photos no doubt as this is quite a spectacle.
It is renowned for its vibrant processions, traditional music and beautiful floats. Throughout the festival, you can enjoy traditional music and dance performances, including sagicho , where large bamboo torches are set on fire and carried in procession.
The streets and houses along the festival route are adorned with colourful tapestries, lanterns and decorations, creating a festive and picturesque atmosphere.
Then we travel to Tokyo where the tour finishes.
This photography tour will present an opportunity to not only capture breathtaking images but also a chance to immerse yourself in the Japanese rich culture , traditions and way of life.
Whether you are an experienced photographer or beginner Japan offers a never ending array of photographic possibilities.
Street Photography in Osaka and exploring this interesting, historical city
Kyoto – Historic temples and shrines
Bamboo Forests, Buddhist Temples.
Photograph meticulously designed Japanese Gardens
Gion district , Geisha culture and tea ceremonies
Bustling markets and artisan workshops – people photography
Mount Fuji – Lakes, rivers , Mountains, forest- landscape photography
The Cherry Blossom Season in full bloom , Spring colours and festivals
Japan Alps- superb Mountain scenery and ancient villages
Furukawa cultural festival with colourful parades and ancient ceremonies
Japanese food from sushi to tempura
Soak in Onsens ( natural hot pools ) after the day photographing
Architectural photography – learning composition and lighting techniques
Countryside photography incl rice fields, serene rivers and charming villages
Opportunity to photograph the snow monkeys in a natural environment
Cost of this unique experience :
$ 6,100 USD Based on sharing
$ 6,800 USD single room