Experience scenic landscapes, iconic shrines, Japanese food and have a professional photographer help you capture the best moments. Organized by Japan Travel KK and led by Leslie Taylor, an American photographer.
Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime photography adventure on our Japan Photography tour! From ancient shrines to modern marvels, Japan has much to see and photograph. On this photography adventure, we'll take in a bit of everything it has to offer!. We'll travel to some of the country's best destinations, including Kyoto, Tokyo, and Mt. Fuji, photographing famous spots and hidden gems. Along the way, you'll get a taste of Japan's excellent food and unique culture.
During this 10-day photography adventure, we'll be taking in the diverse scenery Japan has to offer through the lens of our cameras. Our primary locations will be Tokyo, Kyoto, and Mt. Fuji. We'll visit ancient shrines, see modern marvels, and enjoy epic natural landscapes. Along the way, photographer Les Taylor will guide you to the well-known spots and hidden gems. Les will also help you create the best possible images – images you'll be proud to share when you return home.
Throughout the adventure, Les will also offer time to cover post-processing using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop programs to help you take your photography to the next level. You'll be treated to high-end accommodation, delicious foods like Sushui and Udon. You'll get immersed in the beautiful Japanese culture when you enjoy tea ceremonies and hot spring baths. You'll even have the opportunity to travel by the world-famous "shinkansen" (Japanese bullet train). This trip is a once-in-a-lifetime photography adventure you don't want to miss!
Les Taylor is an American photographer with abundant experience photographing Japan. Along with selling prints and licensing his images, he has also done many photography assignments for Japan Travel. His work has appeared in publications like National Geographic Traveler Magazine and Jetstar Magazine. He has been living in Japan for nearly ten years. He has become a “native” Japanese resident who can offer his perspectives about Japan and why he believes Japan is beautiful, unique, and memorable.
We meet in Tokyo, then travel to Kyoto by "shinkansen" (bullet train). In Kyoto, we'll visit ancient shrines, towering bamboo groves, and much more. We'll enjoy a tea ceremony and do some geisha photo hunting in the Higashiyama district. We'll enjoy great food and hold a post-processing session on our second night.
Travel from Kyoto to Mt. Fuji, we will rent bikes and explore the Lake Kawaguchiko area for the rest of the day. For the next two days, we will have a van accessible and see all five lakes of Mt. Fuji and waterfalls, and other natural landscapes in the area. We'll pay a visit to a Japanese "onsen" (natural hot spring bath) during our time around Mt. Fuji and take more time to cover post-processing techniques.
Travel to Tokyo from the Fuji Five Lakes area. We'll spend each day exploring Tokyo by visiting old temples and quiet gardens, wandering through the neon lights of Shibuya and Akihabara, and enjoying views overlooking the city from some of Tokyo's modern architectural marvels. We'll enjoy the diverse flavors of the city and again have time for post-processing instruction, as well as image critiques.
We’ll explore Tokyo for the last time this morning. We’ll have a celebration lunch before you leave at noon.
Minimum number of persons required for the tour to run is 4.
A deposit of 30% of the tour price is required for securing your spot.
Tokyo location to be specified closer to the tour date
While we will be as flexible as possible, we can't control the weather. Japan's rainy season doesn't typically begin until mid to late June, but we can't guarantee perfect weather every day. For that reason, please be prepared for various weather conditions (both for you and your gear), as we will still photograph even in light rain. Les knows each area well and will work with the conditions to give the group as many opportunities for photography and adventure as possible.