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15 Days  
Availability : Nov 19th - Dec 3rd  
Tokyo Narita  
Tokyo Narita  
Min Age : 18+  
Max People : 8  

Japan: Autumn Photo Tour

Our photo tour in Autumn to Japan is an excellent opportunity to photograph the landscapes of the rising sun country during the fall colors. The landscapes & parks during the season are full of red & yellow colors, while in spring the cherry blossom tour to Japan brings us magical views of these seasons, during autumn the colors are more powerful.

This way, in this workshop we will focus to photograph his valleys, mountains, and gardens, without forget the two main cities as Tokyo & Kyoto. A complete tour around Japan to photograph Mount Fuji, Nara, Shirakawa Go, Nikko valley, and other temples & iconic locations as Koyasan. Enjoy the Autumn in Japan during our travel around the country.

The Autumn Japan photo tour is a perfect journey to enjoy the nature of Japan during the Momiji. Any Japan Photo Tour has a different special attraction. Write to us and we will help you to choose your perfect trip. 

Itinerary Autumn Photo Tour

Day 1 Arrive in Tokyo Narita, Japan

Our photo tour during Autumn to Japan will start at the airport in Narita. From here, we will drive directly to the hotel in Fuji according to the arrival of all participants. We will have time to rest from the trip & know all the group participants in our comfortable hotel.

Days 2 & 3 Fuji

We’ll spend these days exploring the area of the 5 lakes around Mount Fuji, starting in the Kawaguchi lake where we will photograph the sunrise and finishing in the famous Chureito Pagoda for sunset. During the days, according to the weather, we will visit other places like Oshino Hakkai, Urui river or Lake Ashinoko.

Day 4 Nikko

We will take this day a break in the morning, to recover a little energy from the previous days. Anyway, any participant that wants to photograph the sunrise, will bring them to any previous locations, before come back to the hotel for breakfast. We will take our car to move to the north, where we will approach Nikko.

Here we will be sleeping the next 2 nights and will be exploring the area with plenty of waterfalls, forests, rivers… Once we arrive at our hotel, we will go to photograph one of the most iconic locations of Nikko: Kegon falls. After that, we will go to the Chuzenji lake, from where we will photograph the sunset of the Nantai mount reflected in the water of the lakes, with all the forests plenty of autumn colors.

Day 5 Nikko

Today will be a complete day in the nature of Nikko. We will spend the day exploring the most famous points of Nikko valley as Shinkyo Bridge, Nikkō Tōshō-gū, Irohazaka Route, or the Ryuzu Falls. Also, we will have time to walk on the shore of Chuzenji lake to photograph again the sunset from this location.

Day 6 Nikko - Matsumoto

Today we will have time to repeat some locations in case the previous days were not successful about the weather. We can stay in the area till sunset if it’s necessary, in case we want to leave the area we will be stopping in other nice spots on the route to Matsumoto. There we will be sleeping this night, enjoying the illumination of his famous castle.

Day 7 Matsumoto - Jigokudani Monkey Park - Hannoki Falls

After sunrise in one of the most important Japanese castles in Matsumoto, we will come to the Jigokudani Monkey Park, where we will be able to photograph his famous monkeys taking baths in the thermal waters.

After this session, we will drive to the Gokayama where we will be photographing this typical village in the middle of the Japanese Alps.

Day 8 Shirakawa Go - Tokugenin - Kyoto

We will photograph the sunrise from the viewpoint of the historical village of Shirakawa Go. We will be walking in this traditional Japanese village for a few hours, and for lunch, we will come to Kanazawa. Here we will visit de Japanese garden of Kenroku-en, and start our trip to the south, doing a stop in the Shirahige Shrine Torii for sunset.

At night we will arrive in Kyoto, where we will have a break from our Autumn Japan Photo tour.

Day 9 Kyoto

Today we will visit the most iconic places of Kyoto, will start the day with the early season at Fushimi Inari and its traditional doors. We will spend here a few hours till the tourists start to arrive, then we will move to Daigo-Ji temple.

After we visit the south of Kyoto, we will move to the center of Kyoto to photograph the Eikando Temple, where autumn colors are impressive at this time. At last, we will move to the district of Gion in the afternoon, where we will photographing his famous streets with geishas and the main spot in Kiyomizudera.

Day 10 Kyoto

Again, we will awake early to come to Arashiyama. Famous for his bamboo forest and also for the colors in autumn of the surrounding mountains. In the afternoon we will approach Tofukuji Temple. Here we will photograph the impressive colors of autumn and the famous Tsutenkyo Bridge. Kyoto it’s a large city, that we explore with more detail in our Japan spring photo tour, but the places we will visit during this tour look even more amazing during autumn.

At night we will move to Osaka, where after leaving our staff at the hotel, we will move to the Dotonburi district to photograph the famous main avenue and taste the traditional food of this city.

Day 11 Osaka - Nara - Koyasan

We will continue our way, without missing a sunrise in the castle of Osaka. After that, he will come to visit the closest city of Nara, famous for his deers walking in the city. We will visit a few temples in the city before moving to Koyasan in the afternoon, where we will be sharing full day activities with Buddhist monks in his temple.

They will bring us his traditional dinner, and also will be joining them in his rituals where we can be doing photographs with respect to his traditions. At night, we will be exploring the cemetery to make a session of photography in this incredible ambient.

Day 12 Koyasan - Kiso Valley

Our day will start even early than previous, we will join the morning ritual of the monks and after that share with them a breakfast. We will make another walk on the cemetery of Koyasan before start our trip back to the north. During the road, we will make a stop in one of the most famous views of Nara, where autumn will bring us a colorful landscape of these mountains.

Before lunch, we will arrive at Tsumago-Juku to follow of one the ancient paths that were crossing Japan and keep the ancient houses. Here we will enjoy the landscapes and rivers of this path till the evening. During the night we will have a rest at our hotel in the village.

Day 13 Kiso Valley - Tokyo

We will awake for sunrise in our village, photographing the first lights in this magical village. After that, and a good breakfast, we will start driving to Tokyo. On our way, we will make some stops to photograph the landscapes of Kiso valley.

Once in Tokyo, if we came with time we will approach Rikugi garden to enjoy the autumn colors. After that, we will move to one of the viewpoints of the city to photograph the sunrise from the top. During the night, we will bring you to Shinjuku to enjoy & photograph the small streets of this famous district.

Day 14 Tokyo

We will awake before sunrise, to come to the Sensō-Ji temple with the first lights of the day, when tourists still are sleeping to photograph this architectural temple in the best conditions. We will have time after that, to visit the best parks in Tokyo. Starting at Ueno Park, Zojoji temple in Shiba park, to the Ginkgo Avenue in Meiji-Jingu Gaien Park, finishing in the Meiji temple for sunrise.

We will have time this night to photograph the Scramble Kousaten in Shibuya. During a few hours during the night, we also will be walking in the closest small streets to photograph the ambient of this area.

Day 15 End of the trip

Today will finish our Photo tour during autumn to Japan at the Narita International Airport, and we will say goodbye to the rising sun country.

If you want to visit Tokyo with more time, you can write to us to add extra days to this tour. Also if you want to explore the north of Japan before the trip start, we also can make an extra route to explore the Daisetsuzan National Park in Hokkaido or the Oze National Park close to Nikko.


Itinerary Map of the Japan Autumn Photo Tour

Photographer Guide(s)

Photographer Guide Eduardo Fuster
Eduardo Fuster
Co Founder - Photographer
Zay Yar Lin Photographer Guide
Zay Yar Lin

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Departure & Return Location

Tokyo Narita, Japan

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in twin rooms with private bathrooms at 3 & 4 stars hotels
  • Accommodation in ryokans (traditional Japanese hotels) in double or triple rooms
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Tickets to national parks & gardens
  • Photographer Guide
  • Edition lessons during the tour
  • Basic travel insurance

Price Excludes


  • DSLR or mirrorless camera, tripod and remote shutter
  • Wide angle lens (14-24mm as example)
  • Standard lens (24-70mm as example)
  • Telephoto lens (70-200mm as example)

Photographic lessons

  • Composition
  • Digital Workflow
  • Panoramic Photography
  • Depth of Field calculation
  • Focal Blending
  • Blue Hour Photography
  • Filters, Neutral Density and Neutral Density Grads
  • Photoshop and Lightroom post-processing workflow

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Federico Tarantino

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An amazing tour around Japan, all days was an incredible experience photographing Japan. We enjoy the experience to travel with the team, and learn how to improve my photos. Also we had time in some evenings to edit the photos we was doing during the tour. Waiting for next trip!

10th December 2019
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